People and culture

We are bold, fast, empowered, responsible and diverse, with great people and an engaging culture that are key to successfully delivering our strategy. Our reputation as a Top Employer helps us stand out in an increasingly competitive international employment market.

Given the scale of our business, we have a professional and strategic approach to talent management. We work hard to ensure BAT South Africa attracts and retains excellent people, inspires engaged teams while being a great place to work.

As competition for good talent intensifies, we constantly strive to build a strong and clearly differentiated value proposition as an employer. We offer the attraction of a rewarding career with a major international business that values individual contribution and supports professional learning and development. These are the key factors that drive the decision to work for us.

Our approach

We offer a stretching and supportive culture founded on personal commitment and responsibility that attracts, engages and retains the most talented and diverse people. To achieve this, we focus on: 

  • Driving high performance
  • Developing the next generation of leaders
  • Valuing the diversity of our employees
  • Encouraging and rewarding entrepreneurial behaviour
  • Creating an engaging culture where individuals and teams can be successful
  • Providing a safe place to work, protecting our employees’ well-being and valuing their views and opinions