BAT South Africa: 2024 Graduate Programme in Marketing (with excellent salary + benefits)

Job Summary

Applications are now open for the BAT South Africa 2024 Graduate Programme in Marketing. It’s an opportunity that comes with a competitive salary!

  • SENIORITY LEVEL: Global Graduate
  • FUNCTION: Marketing
  • SALARY RANGE: Competitive Salary Range + Excellent benefits + Market Leading Bonus

LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa

Job Purpose

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

Careers at BAT South Africa

At BAT, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countriesr
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies
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BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER: Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT.

We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

About the BAT South Africa Marketing Graduate Programme

  • 18-month program to prepare for managerial after the program and senior managerial roles in the future
  • A job with real impact on our progressive business
  • World-class leadership training in United Kingdom with graduates and senior leaders from all over the world

  • Development in dynamic and multinational environment
  • Superb working environment for learning and growing among professionals
  • Young, vibrant and lively team
  • Be part of transformation in tobacco industry
  • Supervision of dedicated Coach & Mentor to accelerate you career development

Role Positioning and Objectives

It’s an 18-months fast-track to management, with unprecedented international exposure that’s geared specifically for high-potential Individuals.

Our Graduate Programme in Marketing helps you to develop exceptional commercial skills – fully understanding the dynamics of the market you are operating in, and how the BAT Marketing departments of Brand, Activation, Trade and Strategic Planning & Insights work together to achieve outstanding business results.

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Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Communication, Business or similar
  • Recently graduated and up to 3 years of professional experience
  • Passion for Marketing and a general knowledge of its core functions
  • Analytical and decision-making skills

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong intercultural competencies from international experiences
  • Self-motivation, willingness to take initiative and a drive to succeed
  • National and/or international mobility
  • Proficiency in English (both written & spoken)

It’s tough. It’s fast-paced and it’ll stretch you to the limit. If you have what it takes, no other organization can offer a graduate experience like ours. The question is: are you up to the challenge?

How to Apply

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If someone invites you to apply for a BAT role and asks for payment for these types of activities, it is not a legitimate BAT job.


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    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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