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RAI Global Graduate - Human Resources

Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US

Company: RAI



Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI), part of British American Tobacco (BAT), is a world-leading manufacturer that’s transforming the tobacco industry through innovation. Every day, our people, workplaces and brands set us apart as we create a future that redefines the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century. Our portfolio of brands includes Newport, Camel, Grizzly and Vuse.


What is the Global Graduate Program (GGP)?

Our Global Graduate Program (GGP) is an entry-level opportunity designed for recent graduates who want to fast-track their career, globally. BAT is a market leader in over 55 countries with over 55,000 employees. The GGP prepares you for a management role within one year, with international career opportunities across BAT’s footprint.


Successful Global Graduates are:

  • Bold and creative thinkers who thrive in collaborative environments
  • Committed to making an impact and driving results
  • Eager to embrace change in a fast-paced environment



  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or a related field
  • 0-3 years of experience in human resources or a related field
  • Global mobility
  • High academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong business acumen and a strategic mindset
  • Intellectual curiosity and ambition
  • Authorized to work in the United States


The GGP offers:

  • Fast-track career progression
  • Intensive, hands-on training and support
  • International opportunity
  • Year-long foundation-building program, in which you’ll:
    • Understand our consumers and our competitors
    • Get hands-on experience in our retail environment
    • Engage in an experiential journey to fully understand our business
  • On-the-job training in a role making an impact from day one
  • Global Graduates participate in a 2-week intensive learning and networking experience in the UK, the Global Graduate Academy, during which you’ll develop an understanding of our global business strategy
  • Global Graduates are assigned a mentor to support learning and development through continuous feedback, coaching and evaluation.


Become a Global Graduate in Human Resources (HR)

As a Global Graduate in HR, you’ll learn the business of human resources from top to bottom, inside and out. Our HR team is made up of four  Centers of Excellence – Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, HR Services, Rewards & Employment Law and Employee Relations. While you’ll be assigned to one COE, you may have the opportunity to get exposure to each  of these COEs as part of your immersion in the HR business. You’ll develop remarkable skills in human resources management, understand best practices and learn how human resources partners with functional leaders throughout the organization to achieve business results.  




  • Conduct research and data analysis to support key HR initiatives (rewards, services, talent and organizational effectiveness), and leverage insights to inform overall HR strategies
  • Support the design and implementation of rewards strategies and initiatives
  • Activate campus and early career recruitment strategies via the internship and global graduate programs
  • Facilitate learning and development offerings and talent management processes



Beyond the world-class learning and development opportunities the GGP provides, we also offer:

  • Generous salary and paid vacation
  • Bonus incentives for all employees
  • 401(k) savings plan. We contribute 3% regardless of whether you participate, and on top of that, we match your contribution at 100% up to 6%.
  • Flexible hours and remote work options
  • Best-in-class parental leave plan offering 16 weeks of paid leave for Moms and Dads and up to 8 months of a reduced work schedule
  • Peer-to-peer recognition
  • Free personal financial counseling
  • High-quality medical, dental, vision, and disability care at affordable rates
  • On-site health & fitness centers
  • Robust training and professional development programs
  • Matching grants program to charitable organizations, matching employee contributions up to $7,000 annually
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to 85% for employees who wish to pursue their formal education
  • Discounts on technology, wireless plans, automobiles, and home and auto insurance




Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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