Talented people join British American Tobacco South Africa at all points of their career, for many reasons.
Some seek a new challenge or an environment where they can grow themselves whilst their skills will be appreciated. Others want to reinvigorate their career or achieve a better work-life balance. And while most want to improve their rewards package, whatever their reason for joining us, few regret it.
It's not just that we offer a dynamic, diverse environment - laden with opportunity. It's that people find our company a truly exciting and fulfilling place to work. They enjoy being part of a high profile company with a strong corporate culture that promotes individual and personal flair, while encouraging teamwork and delegation. They are proud of our commitment to corporate social responsibility in a controversial industry.
The nature of the tobacco industry contributes to the challenges of our work and to job satisfaction. Our people need a broadness of vision and understanding not always necessary in other sectors. They need people skills to build dialogue with diverse and multicultural audiences. They need the intellectual curiosity to try new ideas and the imagination to ensure our story is told, even when under serious constraint. In short, they need to be completely in control of their brief.
If you're the kind of person who relishes a challenge, you'll find a career with us highly rewarding.
Our approach to personal development is founded on a simple belief - that the person who best knows your ambitions and aspirations is you.
We aim to support your development. You will find that we invest strongly in people to increase their skills, improve their performance and stimulate them with new ideas. We are committed to motivating people so that they can also motivate others.
Our managers assess individual capabilities and place a high priority on development planning. They set stretching performance goals, which are regularly reviewed. The discussions focus not just on what you achieved, but how you achieved it and what you've learned along the way.
We know that to retain high quality managers, we need to provide them with challenging assignments that enable them to grow professionally. All development opportunities are based on merit and may include assignments to different parts of a function, to a different function or to a different country.
Career development tools
Career planning benefits both you and us. It helps us to build succession plans that mesh with your own aspirations – making them more accurate, reliable and robust.
We encourage you to spend quality time thinking about your career and we have highly developed tools to help you. We are prepared to invest significant time reviewing your career and meeting your development needs to ensure that your potential is fully realised.
Our Talent Review Meetings are chaired by Board members and held annually over all regions and functions around the world. They aim to ensure that we have good succession plans in place that take account of both an individual's needs and of the future shape of the organisation. We invest time in these forums because we are committed to developing your career and because in our business, individual performance matters.