#NextGenBAT: our latest global graduates

A group of 117 passionate Global Graduates from more than 40 different countries touched down in the UK recently for BAT’s latest Global Graduate Academy. The grads enjoyed 12 days of intensive development and heard from senior leaders at BAT, including CEO, Nicandro Durante, and Group HR Director, Giovanni Giordano.

For the first time since last year’s acquisition, delegates from Reynolds American Inc joined the Academy, making it the largest and most international one we’ve ever hosted!

Among the activities the young men and women participated in included two business simulations which enhanced their overall view of the business. They also worked to develop their leadership capabilities, while networking with colleagues from around the world.

Stephen Filotas, BAT’s Group Head of Trade, Marketing & Distribution was one of the senior leaders who graduates were able to learn from. He said: “(At the Graduate Academy) you find very diverse cultures, very bright people. Everyone was extremely energetic, involved and engaged.”

Take a look at our video to hear from the graduates themselves as we introduce #NextGenBAT.

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