What makes us different

We’re uniquely JTI

What makes JTI a very special place to work? We don’t believe there is one single reason why people join us – there are many and here are the nine strongest

1. The opportunities are there to be seized

JTI is a global business with markets in 120 countries worldwide, but we were only formed in 1999. We’re big enough to offer you a wide range of learning and development opportunities, while our young culture will give you the freedom to determine your own path.

JTI employees can shape their own futures, and in 2015, 18% of our employees changed their roles.

2. We're a company that you can grow with

JTI is an established business that is still growing – we are the fastest-growing company in our industry over the past decade. We firmly believe that as we grow so can our people, personally and professionally, both in their present role and as their career evolves.

We are pursuing the principle of ‘promotion from within’. As a result, in 2014, 82% of management-level positions were filled internally.

3. Opportunities in your location

JTI has offices and factories around the world, and we’re close to the communities where we operate. Whatever your role and wherever you work, you’ll have access to the international practices and diverse experiences of people from a truly global business. Your career progression will also be enhanced by outstanding local training, learning and development opportunities.

At locations across the world, we took on 2518 new recruits in 2014.

4. Opportunities for the internationally mobile

Bringing together 26,000 people, representing more than 100 nationalities, in 70 countries, JTI is an international business in which no one nationality takes precedence. Our diversity is one of our core strengths, and you could follow in the footsteps of many employees who have taken advantage of the chance to meet people of different cultures and nationalities and develop a career with an international dimension.

International assignments have more than quadrupled number since 2004.

5. New ideas are welcomed and embraced

Our diversity is reflected in our breadth of thinking. We value enterprising minds. New ideas can come from anyone – anywhere – and everyone is encouraged to innovate and try new things. We run a Global Employee Engagement Survey to elicit the opinions of all our people on a regular basis.

Every employee at JTI is encouraged to come up with improvement recommendations. For example, on average, each factory employee makes three recommendations per year.

6. Everyday offers a fresh challenge

Excellence is the benchmark for everything we do. So we constantly challenge ourselves and each other to do our jobs better and improve our processes. We ask searching questions and we learn something new every day.

Kaizen, the philosophy of continuous improvement, is implemented in all our production sites worldwide.

7. Training will help you realise your full potential

All our employees are expected to drive their own development. On our part, we encourage all our managers to provide the resources and direction to help their team members realise their full potential. Ongoing coaching and on-the-job training – provided by your line manager and facilitated by our HR team – will help you to broaden your skills, both in your first job and as you progress along a flexible career path.

Personal development is one of our main targets. We take it very seriously, which is why development objectives are an integral part of the JTI performance management system. Together with line managers, employees set their development objectives at the beginning of the year, work on them during the year and measure success at the end.

8. We’re a company that inspires loyalty

We look after our people’s long-term interests and they look after ours. We listen to our employees, act responsibly and keep our promises. We reward our employees’ efforts and invest in their further development. In return, people treat their jobs as their own business and are proud to be part of JTI.

In a recent Employee Engagement Survey, 95% of JTI employees agreed that they are ‘willing to put in a great deal of effort beyond what is normally expected to help my company succeed’. No wonder our staff turnover in 2014 was so low, at only around 12.5%.