[Register Your Interest] - Product Compliance Placement - 2022 Intake

by BAT

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Legal/Law, Science/Research
South East

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Register Your Interest - Product Compliance Placement - 2022 Intake

In the UK, we offer 12-months placement - starting 1st of September 2022 - 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 purpose

The drivers of growth, value and competitive advantage in the tobacco industry are changing due to increased regulation. The major challenge for BAT will be the ability to offer a portfolio of differentiated product experiences through innovations that enable BAT to compete successfully under any future market scenario. The Product Compliance Team specifically addresses this issue by providing product regulatory interpretations and validation, regulatory compliance assessments, and notifications and compliance reporting, as part of the technical compliance evaluation package which is relied upon by BAT for successful innovations.

This intern role will take responsibility for supporting the process improvement of each section of Product Compliance (Regulatory Intelligence & Impact, Regulatory Compliance (Device & Chemical), Product Regulatory Assessments and Reporting).

The Product Compliance Intern will be a key member of the BAT Product Compliance team, you will be based with our Chemicals and Devices specialist team who are focused on introducing and embedding complex regulatory frameworks across the BAT group. The role will be focused on implementation of various upcoming regulations across the world with our existing compliance teams and also on independent projects. You will receive a full picture of the compliance activities of a FMCG company, working across all of the functions including assessing products against legal requirements and reporting on these products to government agencies.

Key Accountabilities

Day to day you can expect to be developing tools to support colleagues with compliance with regulatory requirements, providing training and engagement across the business, assessing products for legal compliance and determining the impact of draft regulations. These tasks will help you to develop skills in communications, presentations, analytical skills, interpretation and detailed analysis, and data handling.


  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive: self-driven with interpersonal, organisational, and multi-tasking skills.
  • A relevant undergraduate degree (Chemical, Law/Product Law, Scientific/Technical Management), 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


  • Salary of £18,200 per annum
  • Subsidised gym membership (£15 per month)
  • Subsidised lunches
  • 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

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