We recognise that getting the right start is crucial to building a successful career. This is how we approach your early training and career development.
Our "Management Trainee" programme is structured around the following components:
The induction gives you the opportunity to learn about our company, objectives, products and markets.
2) Functional Development
Developing a base of excellence in the function into which you have been recruited.
3) Managerial Development
Developing managerial competencies needed in your future roles.
4) Business Awareness
Gaining an understanding of the overall business and appreciating the role played by each function.
5) Performance Appraisal
Giving you regular and constructive feedback, both formally (every 6 months) and informally (every 6 weeks) to ensure that you achieve the defined standards.
Training and development - our approach
Our approach to your early training and career development reflects our recognition that getting the right start is crucial to building a successful career.
The induction gives you the opportunity to learn about British American Tobacco Middle East, the the British American Tobacco Group globally, our objectives, products and markets. It introduces you to our corporate guiding principles and culture, the role of each function, and industry issues in your country. It also introduces you to our product – and how we market it.
The programme includes your functional development – your development of a base of excellence in your chosen function. We will clearly explain what we expect of you. Then, with support from your coach and your mentor, you will set your objectives and work towards achieving them in order to meet the needs of the business and your personal development objectives.
You will develop the management skills you’ll need in your future roles with both formal training and on-the-job experience. And you’ll have the opportunity to put these skills into practice in preparation for the move into your first management role.
We also expect you to develop business awareness, an understanding of the overall business and the role played by each function. In other words, we want you to understand the business beyond your own functional and geographical area of responsibility. We want you to question our existing ways of working and to bring positive change to our business. We will provide you with opportunities to challenge our practices, a receptive audience and the feedback you’ll need to build your knowledge.
We monitor your success through regular performance appraisals. We give you regular and constructive feedback, formally every 6 months and informally every 6 weeks or so. This ensures that you are aware of the standards you should aim for, and also that we can tailor your development to your needs.