People and culture

Inspiring, challenging and diverse. Great people and an engaging culture are key to our success.

People and culture

Our reputation as a leading employer helps us stand out in an increasingly competitive international employment market, and our people are key to delivering our strategy.

The challenge

Having a talented workforce has become one of the most critical factors in our industry. We want British American Tobacco to have excellent people, engaged teams and be a great place to work. After all, it is our people who deliver our Group strategy.

As competition for good people intensifies, we need to build a strong and clearly differentiated reputation as an employer. For many people, the attractions of a rewarding career with a major international business that values their contribution and supports their professional learning and development, are key factors in their decision to work for us.

Our approach

Our focus is on driving high performance; developing the next generation of leaders; valuing the diversity of our employees; encouraging and rewarding entrepreneurial behaviour; and creating an engaging culture where individuals and teams can be successful.

Providing a safe place to work, protecting our employees’ wellbeing and listening to their views are also fundamental.

In short, we want a stretching and supportive culture founded on personal commitment and responsibility that attracts, engages and retains the most talented and diverse people.

A snapshot of our people and culture

  • More than 57,000 people employed worldwide, with more  than 1000 employees  in  Australasia
  • Average voluntary turnover between 11% which is below FMCG norm
  • 95% of our Australasia employees  completed our employee opinion survey
  • 78% of employees tell us they are extremely satisfied with British American Tobacco as a place to work
  • 84% of employees tell us  that the people they work with co operate to get the job done
  • 82% of employees tell us that their immediate supervisor treats them with respect


Proud to be a Top Employer

 

We are proud of the external recognition we receive each year for our standing as a leading employer in countries worldwide.

In February 2018, we were recognised as a Global Top Employer for 2018 by the Top Employers Institute after being named as a Top Employer in 35 markets and in five regions – Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East.

This global accolade reflects our commitment to nurturing and furthering the careers of our 55,000 people worldwide. We were one of just 13 companies to receive the prestigious global accreditation in 2018.

Top Employer



Top AU Employer

Giovanni Giordano, BAT’s Group HR Director, said: “Being named as a Global Top Employer is a great honour. At BAT, we believe that people and their talent are essential to our success – and this accreditation acknowledges our focus on developing our people and on providing an engaging, innovative and diverse place to work.

“As we work to transform our business and the industry, our culture of inclusion, performance and recognition is now more important than ever. It has never been so exciting to work at BAT, and we are delighted that our ongoing commitment to our 55,000 people, and the work that we do, has been recognised in this way.”

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