About British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco Plc is an international tobacco company, operating through its subsidiaries, with an interest in the production and distribution of tobacco products. Its core business is the manufacture of cigarettes, heated devices, cigars and pipe tobacco. The company offers its products under brand names such as GLO, Kent, Dunhill, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. British American Tobacco was founded by James Buchanan Duke on 29 September 1902, headquartered in London, UK.

Financial performance

  • Capitalisation: 88.8 billion
  • Annual turnover: 32.7 billion
  • Revenues: 8 billion
  • Assets: 186.4 billion

Company profile

  • Year founded: 1902
  • Head: Jack Bowles
  • Number of employees: 59k+

British American Tobacco recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on British American Tobacco Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Online tests
    • The next stage of the British American Tobacco recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete British American Tobacco tests.

    • British American Tobacco uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  3. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the British American Tobacco recruiter.

    • In some cases, British American Tobacco hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest British American Tobacco headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • British American Tobacco may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join British American Tobacco.

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