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12 months Undergraduate - Tobacco Heating Products Engineering
Job purpose and key deliverables
Next Generation Products (NGP) is part of British American Tobacco Group, focused on developing and delivering high quality nicotine alternatives to adult smokers in the key areas of Vapour and Tobacco Heating Products.
In NGPs, our aim is to provide consumers with a compelling range of inspiring products that drive change. This means developing products that meet consumer needs and, by driving change, will reduce the public health impact of tobacco.
More choice, more innovation, less harm. The search for reduced-risk products that can have widespread consumer appeal is not new for us. However, the evolution of game-changing technology and innovation is now enabling the development of a range of smoking alternatives that meet consumers’ expectations and can be scaled commercially. And that’s where we come in…….this is a journey and one we are wholly committed to. Do you want to be part of it?
About the Placement Scheme
In the UK, we offer 12-months placement - starting 3rd September 2018 - opportunities to undergraduate students looking to gain practical experience within a vibrant and innovative industrial setting. As part of the scheme, you will be partnered with a mentor, have regular reviews with your Line Manager and work on projects that impact the business.
Training and development is provided throughout the placement with successful applicants having multiple opportunities to develop transferable skills in addition to gaining ‘hands on’ experience in a technical discipline.
As part of the scheme students get a chance to cultivate their independent thinking and problem solving skills in addition to working in and contributing to a team. Cross functional/department working and participation in other research activities is also encouraged, where appropriate. Previous work experience in a practical ‘hands-on’ role would be useful but not essential.
Job responsibilities may include:
Investigating device issues, identifying potential causes and conducting root cause analysis studies to guide solutions.
Use of design skills to create engineering solutions for device specific issues and coordinating resources to manufacture prototypes and test concepts
Being hands-on, designing, developing and executing test plans to evaluate potential new technologies, answer key questions around novel technologies and ensuring quality criteria is met as per specifications
Generating invention disclosure material to ensure the Intellectual Property of novel solutions are protected
Working with internal teams and external companies to develop technology or product prototypes to assess new innovations
Presenting and reporting updates and recommendations to the team and senior project stakeholders and coordinating the implementation of agreed actions.
Enhancing transferable skills, such as communication, organisation and time management
Salary of £16,000 per annum
Subsidised gym membership (£15 per month)
25 days annual leave
Free on-site parking
Participation in the Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme
Participation in the Company Share Reward Scheme
Participation in the Company Pension Scheme
Private Healthcare Cover
Eligibility for Company Flexible Benefits Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
The selection process involves:
Online application (including the uploading of a CV, completion of application form, questionnaire and cognitive tests)
A telephone interview
Face-to-face interview in Southampton
Applications will open in November. A list of the placement opportunities and links to apply can be found at our website:
Applications for multiple roles will be accepted.
If you wish to be considered for any of the roles please ensure that you application is in by at the very latest the 5th January 2018. Early applications are recommended and roles may be filled as suitable candidates are identified (potentially before the 5th January 2018 final closing date).
Further information on the science carried out at British American Tobacco can be seen at
We are looking for an undergraduate to support the team in co-ordinating the identification of technologies with future potential as disruptive innovations and the assessment of such technologies.
: Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering or Product Design
Additionally, candidates will need to have:
Current attendance on a relevant undergraduate degree, (see individual placement opportunities) with a minimum predicted grade of 2:1
The right to live and work in the UK
IT skills e.g. use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Working at BAT
British American Tobacco
is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.
There’s no doubt our industry is controversial — we’re the first to admit that. But rest assured, we take a responsible approach to our trade. In each of our markets, we observe every local law regarding tobacco (in many cases going further through our own voluntary code). Not only that, we treat our farmers fairly, invest in the environment and help to sustain local communities.
We also excel at developing our own people into leaders of the future. As a firm with a high-performance culture, we’ll expect a lot from you. But we’ll support you every step of the way to help you deliver. If you’re passionate and ambitious, rapid career progression is a reality here. And because we’re such a large firm (we employ more than 55,000 people worldwide), there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to develop a truly extraordinary career.
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