Between April-May 2005 the best students from tertiary institutions across the country were invited to participate in British American Tobacco's "Excellence from Start", an internship program designed to engage the finest students from top notch universities in Ghana. Over a hundred students were selected from across the country to compete for six positions at BAT. Nine students from Ashesi were selected to participate in the competition that included an aptitude test and individual and group presentations to a panel of judges.
Adjoa Asamoah Tabi Asiamah, a third year Computer Science student from Ashesi University was selected as one of the six finalists. She is the only female among the selected six finalists. For six weeks, Adjoa and the other finalists will be exposed to all facets of the company's departments and will gain insight into the inner workings of a major multinational company. This is a very unique opportunity and will give Adjoa and the other students insight into the workings of a company that is competing at a global level.
British American Tobacco Ghana is a subsidiary to one of the world's largest tobacco groups and has been operating in Ghana since 1952. British American Tobacco is committed to improving productivity in all areas of business as well as consolidating their reputation as a responsible tobacco company. Being seven-times winner of the non-traditional export award and two-times of the agro-forestry award, they offer a good record in training individuals in a multinational company environment.