Who’s this programme for?

This is a programme for the sharp and the curious, for ambitious, talented graduates ready to fast-track their career at an organization that exposes them to business in over 160 countries.


How it works 

Whether you’ve recently graduated or finished university some time ago, you’ll gain in-depth, hands-on experience of working in different roles and teams. You’ll progress through up to four rotations over the course of two years, developing your skills and experience as you go. These rotations will be mostly local in nature but could include some international travel or shorter-term working in different markets – another element that will add value to your learning and abilities. 

Where your rotations take you is based on your profile, as well as opportunities available within the business. In this way, the programme offers a flexible path of development that’s built around you and your talents. 

Put simply, we hand you the power to envision your own career path. If you studied a business-related degree, our programme allows you to explore areas of our business including finance, marketing and business administration. However, if you studied a science or engineering-related degree, you can apply to one of our specialist graduate programmes in the UK.


What we’re looking for

Emerging talent FAQs

The selection process

Click on the stages to find out more.

CV Screening

During this stage, we’ll review your CV and your application form answers to make sure you not only embark on the Programme that best suits your skills and interests but also meet our Programme requirements and our compulsory criteria: citizenship, language skills and qualifications.

Online Tests

Our Online Tests are a key part of the selection process. Built in partnership with one of best early talent test providers in the market, you’ll be assessed on your numerical, verbal and logical reasoning skills, and scored according to best industry standards. There’s nothing to prepare for – our tests are more like games!

Video Interview

This hour-long interview is your first chance to meet one of our team, for us to get to know you and for you to find out more about Imperial Brands. We’ll be exploring with you your ambitions, motivations and assessing if our culture and your outlook match up as well as your potential to grow within our business.

Assessment Centre

We try to make our Assessment Days fun. They’re a chance for you to meet some of our Senior Managers across our business and ask more questions about our Programmes and company. We’ll also assess you further and discover more about you. We hope to do this in person but we will do it virtually if local COVID restrictions continue to limit in-person activities.