British American Tobacco Apprenticeship Programme

British American Tobacco Apprenticeship Programme


  • British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion-dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

  • We also excel at developing our own people into leaders of the future. As an organization with a high-performance culture, we’ll expect a lot from you. But we’ll support you every step of the way to help you deliver. If you’re passionate and ambitious, rapid career progression is a reality here. And because we’re such a large company (we employ more than 55,000 people worldwide), there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to develop a truly extraordinary career.

  • Ready to boost your skills and build a career through unique and practical projects?

  • British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for 6 Apprentices to join our team in the Nairobi Factory, working through a structured plan and defined set of deliverables,to learn to operate at one of our technologies in SMD; a Protos Cigarette Maker or a GD Cigarette Packer or a KDF Filter Maker, including learning basic machine settings and learning basic maintenance on the same in SMD in order to consistently achieve set quality parameters.

    Key Accountabilities:

  • Learn to carry out basic machine settings e.g. changing garniture tape, knives & settings such circumference control during production etc.

  • Learn to monitor product quality as per the specifications sheets and record the data on quality checklists and take corrective measures as and when necessary.

  • Report machine running faults and corrective measures taken on machine cards on hourly basis and recommend preventive maintenance
    when necessary by filling in maintenance request forms.

  • Monitor and control waste from the machines by making proper machine settings or requesting a competent person to do it, to minimize waste and recovering good quality cigarettes from waste packets.

  • Participate in maintenance when required as part of development & training process

  • Carry out Cleaning, Inspection & Lubrication as per the checklists and procedures provided on the machine

  • Accurately capture data on machine cards, quality checklists and detector checklists.

  • Learn how to control cost through optimum spares usage and downtime reduction.

  • Coordinate with other Team members and Technical Executives to ensure smooth start-ups, services restarting after power interruptions and concise hand over between shifts

  • Coordinate with other Team members, SDWT team leaders, Technical Executives, QA supervisors & Shift managers to ensure delivery of quality products on time in full.

  • Build effective networks and working relationship with a view to leverage on it to build expertise and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • The Job Holder must have at least an Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position in a manufacturing environment.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively work in a team and communicate with the team members, managers and other stakeholders from other sections/departments

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; British American Tobacco Apprenticeship Programme


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