Scandinavian Tobacco Group Graduate Programme 1255 views

About STG

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is a world leading manufacturer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco. They also hold a strong position in the fine-cut tobacco category in the Scandinavian, US and other markets.

The Group employs approximately 7,600 people across Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Indonesia.

STG has sales offices in North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and also have sales to more than 100 countries around the world.

In the US, the company has a market-leading position in handmade cigars and catalogue and internet sales through the ownership of General Cigar and Cigars International.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is a publicly listed company on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

Graduate Programme Facts

# of Positions 3
Main Location Copenhagen
Duration 16 months
Functions Marketing
Time per Rotation 2-6 months
International Rotations Yes, primarily Europe, but globally as well
Requirements English

Applications Open
Applications Close
24 Jan
Programme Start
1 Sep

Our take on the STG Graduate Programme

The Scandinavian Tobacco Group graduate programme has proven to develop managers and directors to the organisation of STG, including current VP Commercial Excellence, Christian Grønbech. The change to fast-track your career catches the essence of graduate programs and is one of the reasons why this programme is held in high regard by many graduates. Although the attractiveness of the programme can lead to a competitive race for the graduate positions in STG, it is well worth your time to apply considering the opportunities and career possibilities you find in the company.

However, you will be challenged to work in an industry that faces increasing scrutiny and it is as well important to make up with yourself, if you can see yourself working in the tobacco industry. It is important to mention though, that STG is innovating to decrease the unhealthy impact of tobacco smoking and the programme can hence be seen as an opportunity to work to make smoking less harmful. 

All in all the programme has a magnitude and quality that makes it recommendable to apply for for any ambitious graduate. 

Graduate Programme Benefits

  • Language education

Application Process

Application, CV and grade transcript screening
1. interview - Feedback on behavior profile and cognitive test
Assessment day with project presentation and interview

Stories from the Inside

Meet their people


Graduate Progressions (example of roles after the graduate programme)

Graduate -> other roles -> VP Marketing for the Group
Graduate -> International Associate Brand Manager -> International Brand Manager

The Verdict

What's good
  • "Former graduates take leading positions in the company today"
  • "Flexibility, nice atmosphere, good people"
  • "World leading market player"
What's not so good
  • "Operates in the tightly legislated tobacco industry"

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Graduate Programme

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is a world leading manufacturer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco.

  • Rank: N/A
  • Company size: 5001-10000
  • Global: Yes
  • Graduate programme: Yes
  • Intern programme: No

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