Product Compliance Industrial Placement 2021
British American Tobacco is a global business going through a hugely dynamic period in our 100+ year history. With consumers seeking more choice with expectations above traditional cigarettes, now is an exciting time to have a real say in what we do - A chance to feel the international impact of your work and the responsibility to own what really matter to our consumers. All sides of the business is fully thriving, from our traditional tobacco roots, which we have proudly grown into a market-leading enterprise, to our business in developing brand-new products that promote choice, where innovation thrives. What’s best about our evolution is that science is at the heart of all of it. Our global R&D teams uncover the facts and drive us forward using the most cutting-edge technologies. We have over 200 different scientific methods – from analytical chemistry and toxicological profiling to future casting and battery design. Why work here? Because we’re not just any FMCG company: we’re industry leaders, game changers, world shapers.
About the Placement Scheme
In the UK, we offer 12-months placement - starting 1st of September 2021 - 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.
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.
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.
- Required Undergraduate/Graduate Degree course: Chemical, Law/Product Law, Scientific/Technical Management.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Proactive: self-driven with interpersonal, organisational, and multi-tasking skills.
- 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