BAT profile


Best Student Employer
133 Reviews

About BAT

BAT is a global tobacco and Next Generation Products company with brands sold in over 200 markets. We are a diverse and inclusive company, and our business benefits from the breadth of ideas and experiences our employees bring.

Traditional tobacco products are our core business. However, we are also committed to developing and selling potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes, such as vapour and tobacco heating products. 

We make significant investments in research and development to deliver innovations that satisfy or anticipate consumer needs and generate growth for the business. We have an extensive scientific research program in a broad spectrum of scientific fields including molecular biology, toxicology and chemistry. Through our research, we aim to increase the scientific understanding of the harm caused by the use of tobacco and nicotine products and seek to apply this knowledge to develop potentially reduced-risk products. 

In the UK, we offer 12-month placement 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.


Best Student Employer

Awarded 1st in Science & Research Best 45 Small to Medium-sized Student Employers 2023-2024


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"The placement has been brilliant I have gained so much practical experience and confidence in myself and my abilitys in the lab" Read full review


"90 of my day is creating CAD designs and manufacturing prototypes using 3D printers resin and FDM Registering some documentation for purchase orders" Read full review

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  • Placement (10 Months+)

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