Your career at Tata Steel in the UK

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Early Careers
Early Careers


An apprenticeship at Tata Steel is the first step of a rewarding career. We offer a diverse range of professional opportunities across our UK sites, so wherever your career ambitions lie, Tata Steel could be the ideal place for your talent. See below for current opportunities in each of our locations.

Visit our Apprentices page


Our two-year graduate programme offers excellent opportunities for individuals who want to apply and develop their academic qualifications in a practical, real world setting. It offers a mix of on the job experience and practice-based learning, backed up by a thorough programme of formal training.

Visit our Graduates page


Placements are a hugely valuable experience for undergraduates, a chance to put theory into practice. This practical experience will make a considerable difference to your CV when it comes to applying for permanent opportunities further down the line, whether that’s with Tata Steel or another employer. We offer 3 to 12 month placements to undergraduates across a number of our business areas.

Visit our Placements page


Business functions

Tata Steel offers career opportunities across a full range of professional disciplines. Wherever your expertise lies, it’s a place where you can really make your mark, develop your core skills and diversify your experience. As a global business, the scale of our organisation means that there is considerable scope for developing your career with us. And our commitment to innovation and improvement means that we never stand still. Neither will you.

Visit our Business functions page

Research & Development

The R&D vision is clear: we want to maintain our position as a high quality, innovative, global technology resource. Our Research & Development (R&D) team is central to our success, working in close alliance with our business and corporate partners to combine inventiveness with cutting-edge technology and deliver steel products fit for the twenty-first century.

Visit our Research & Development page

Engineering and Technical

Engineering and technical innovation is at the very heart of our business. Tata Steel presents engineers with a remarkable canvas on which to work. The scale and complexity of our work will give you the opportunity to really test your skills, and our commitment to continuous improvement means you will be tasked with setting standards and breaking new ground in the steel making industry.

Visit our Engineering and Technical page


Are you ready to make your next step and build your career in Reporting & Analytics, Sales & Marketing or Supply chain?

Tata Steel is on the move, you see improvement everywhere within the organisation. You can play a role in Change Management, Operational Excellence, Big Data or Digitisation. We want people to join Tata Steel who want to be successful in the Packaging, Automotive, Engineering and Construction markets, and people who see the bigger picture and take the opportunity express their ideas.

Visit our Commercial  page



At Tata Steel UK, we take pride in both rewarding and recognising our employees, offering significant benefits packages. As an employee, you will benefit from:

  • A market competitive salary
  • 35 days holidays per annum
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
  • Life Assurance

We reward work through long service awards, we recognise success and we encourage innovation and continuous improvement within the business – with recognition available for each new idea that is implemented. 

We have an abundance of learning and development tools available, through face to face and online training, with coaching and mentoring available, along with the opportunity for potential further or higher education.

A family friendly organisation, we also offer enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave  packages, which also include a returners bonus for your return to work afterwards! We are also continuously looking at ways our employees can work more flexibly.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing is incredibly important at Tata steel UK, and we offer a number of Health and wellbeing benefits to our employees, with lots of resources available. These include:

  • Private Healthcare (provision varies dependent on role)
  • Digital GP
  • Occupational Health
  • Group Income Protection
  • Staff support networks on yammer
  • Healthy TSE SharePoint - a large collection of tools and resources available

In addition, we have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including free onsite parking at all of our sites, as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services. There are also Employee discount schemes for companies including Vodafone and Jaguar Land Rover for all our employees.


Employee networks
Employee networks


Magnet is the network of young professionals across Tata Steel in Europe, we aspire to assist in the development of our members to become world class leaders or specialists.

We organise a variety events to accelerate our career and personal development as well as events to support and engage with our local communities.

Large European Site visits:

2019: Estonia – three day trip, with over 30 attendees from across our European sites, visiting downstream customers focusing on health and safety. This was a great opportunity to see our products in their end destinations and to network with our colleagues from other sites as well experiencing the Estonian culture.


2019: Dusseldorf A three day trip, to visit some of the downstream Tata Sites in Germany to discuss the future of steel in the automotive industry as its moves toward electric vehicles. A great opportunity to see other Tata facilities, how our supply chain works and discuss topical issues with colleagues across different sites.


Port Talbot Power Plant Project Site Visit: 2019 A great opportunity to see how one of the largest site projects is run, to see the ongoing turbine instillation and to see a different part of plant.

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2019 Town Hall Meeting:  An opportunity to be involved in a senior level business meeting and to engage with European Directors to better understand the decisions being made and the overarching impacts.

Symposium: A bi-annual large professional event organised in both the Netherlands and the UK, which has been transferred to a digital event in the past year. These are our largest events of the year, giving us a chance to learn from external speakers, generate new ideas for the business and network across sites with Young Professionals, Managers and Directors.


Social: We organise a variety of events to engage and network with young professionals across different sites and departments to help you meet new people who can help you through your career.



Steel Women's Network (SWN)

A professional network to support and encourage women in our industry.
We aim to inspire, inform, involve and influence through activities, events, sharing opportunities and much more.

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Fair Processing Notice – Recruitment
Fair Processing Notice – Recruitment

Fair Processing Notice - Recruitment

Tata Steel UK Limited and its associated companies (“Tata Steel”, “we”, “our” or “us”) collect and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.

Information Collected

We collect a range of information about you in order to consider your application for employment. This includes:

  • Your name, address, contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • Details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • Information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • Whether or not you have a disability for which we need to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
  • Information about your entitlement to work in the UK; and
  • Any unspent criminal convictions covered under the Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974
  • Equal opportunities monitoring information, including information about your ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health and religion or belief.

We collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment (including tests).
(We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, (information from employment background check providers and information from criminal record checks). (We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer has been made to you and we will inform you that we are seeking such information).
Data will be stored in a range of different place, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).

Purposes for processing personal data

We need to process personal data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We also need to process data so that we may enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with legal obligations. For example, we are required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm an applicant’s suitability for employment and to decide to whom employment should be offered. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend legal claims.
(Where we rely upon legitimate interests as a reason for processing data, we have considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the rights and freedoms of job applicants, employees or workers and have concluded that they are not)
We process health information if we need to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates who have a disability. This is to carry out our obligations and to exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
(Where we process other special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health or religion or belief, this is for equal opportunities monitoring purposes as permitted by the Data Protection Act 2018)
(For some roles, we are obligated to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where we seek this information, we do so because it is necessary to carry out obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment/comply with a regulatory requirement to establish whether a job applicant has committed an unlawful act or been involved in dishonesty or other improper conduct).
We will use your data for processing your application in line with our recruitment process, and the information will be kept in line with our data retention schedule. 

Access to data

Your data will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This may include members of the HR team, Occupational Health, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their role.
We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks.
We will not transfer your data outside of the European Economic Area.

Data retention period

Your personal data will be kept by us for the following durations:
Application records and associated files (including CVs, letters, emails, comment and feedback) will be anonymized 2 years after the vacancy is archived.
Candidate account - you can, at any time, choose to close your account. This will:

  • remove your ability to login to the account
  • withdraw any active applications
  • delete partially-completed applications which haven’t been submitted
  • disable the automatic sending of job alerts

Closed accounts are deleted and cannot be restored, however previously submitted applications will be retained until deletion for the period described above.
Candidate accounts that are active will remain in the system unless the candidate deletes them (or makes a request for deletion). An account will become inactive if the user has not logged in for two years. All inactive accounts will be anonymized for deletion.

Protection of data

We take your data protection rights and our legal obligations seriously. Your personal information will be treated in a secure and confidential manner. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed and not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personal file and retained during your employment. A separate Fair Processing Notice relevant to employee data will apply to you.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • Access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • Require us to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • Require us to delete or stop processing your data (for example, where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of the processing)
  • Object to the processing of your data where we are relying upon our legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • Ask us to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override our legitimate interests for processing data.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular the Information Commissioner in the UK, if you consider that the processing of your personal information infringes applicable law.
For further information regarding your rights, or to exercise any of your rights, please contact

Updated March 2019

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Please note that if you are interested in working for us, you should apply to a suitable vacancy as we do not accept speculative CVs.

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Meet the team
Our HR teams are here to support you.
Ruth Knoyle - Careers UK - Meet the team

Ruth's worked in Talent acquisition for over 20 years and has diversified recently into Talent Management and Development. Ruth has experience from her current and previous roles in recruiting across all disciplines from engineering to media to business support functions across Europe. Ruth has spent the last 11 years within the Tata HR function holding various positions within Talent Acquisition and has been responsible for the Development and Acquisition team at Tata Steel UK for just over a year. A fluent welsh speaker, Ruth is responsible for the continuous improvement of Talent policies and processes to ensure a simple and best in class candidate and employee experience.

Ruth thrives on the challenges that comes with working at Tata and the exposure her role gives her to other parts of the business as well as the autonomy to ensure TSUK recruits and develops quality, diverse talent.

M: +44 (0)7774 017776

Ruth Knoyle
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition and Development
Kirsty Grey

Kirsty joined the Tata Steel team in 2017 and spent four years managing the end to end recruitment process for many areas of the business, and led on continuous improvement projects,  before moving into her role as Talent Development Manager in January 2022. As TDM, Kirsty has oversight of the Graduate Development Programme and is responsible for supporting the Performance Review process and the Development of Internal Talent.

Since completing her Law Degree in 2010, Kirsty has gained over 12 years’ experience working in various HR departments, predominantly focussed on Talent Acquisition & external partnerships.

M: +44 (0)7795 826521

Kirsty Grey
Talent Development Manager

Charlotte has worked in Recruitment for over 10 years, with 6 of these at Tata in a variety of roles within the Recruitment Team and Agency support. She has experience in recruiting across all disciplines from Engineering & Technical to the Business Support Functions across the UK on both a permanent and temporary basis.

Charlotte studied English Literature at Cardiff University. She is responsible for Coaching, Developing and Mentoring our Team of Talent Acquisition and Development Advisors, the recruitment of Tata Steel UK Senior Manager/Leader vacancies and supporting the continuous improvement of recruitment policy and processes.

Her favourite thing about working for Tata Steel is the focus on the community at both the company and in the wider community whilst working with passionate individuals striving to make a difference.

M: +44 (0)7776 978604

Charlotte Cassidy
Talent Acquisition Manager
Kelly Coombs

Kelly’s role is ensuring that Tata Steel is seen as an employer of choice through positive brand promotion, external and internal stakeholders, partnership opportunities and the managing of the employee Talent Acquisition ambassadors programme.

Kelly has worked at Tata Steel for 16 years, starting as a functional trainee (now known as a higher apprentice) in HR in 2007. Kelly has experience in all areas of recruitment, including graduate and apprentice recruitment and general hires. Kelly also spent a year working within the external communications department, working within the community liaison team. Her favourite thing about working for Tata Steel is being able to encourage young people into a career in STEM and knowing that she plays a role in recruiting the right people, with the right skills, to drive the business forward.

M: +44 (0)7787 666686

Kelly Coombs
Talent Acquisition and Development Advisor
Jon Taylor

Jon joined the Tata Steel team in 2022 and is responsible for managing the recruitment process for our Engineering, Technical, Operations and Supply Chain vacancies. After completing his Business Management degree, Jon has gained over 10 years’ experience having worked for recruitment agencies, as an in house recruiter and has run his own recruitment business.

Jon is passionate about delivering an exceptional recruitment service to enable us hire the best talent available.

M: +44 (0)7799511683

Jon Taylor
Talent Acquisition and Development Advisor

Sheree joined the team in March 2022. She manages the end to end recruitment process for experienced hires and her specialist areas are Commercial , Catnic and Manufacturing Trainees.

Sheree has 15 years’ experience in recruitment and has previously managed large public sector contracts in Wales.

Sheree graduated with a Law degree , but her passion for recruitment steered her into the recruitment industry.

Her favourite aspect of the role is building long term relationships with hiring managers and stakeholders. She also enjoys working with candidates by matching and supporting  them to obtain their dream role.


M: +447796755029


Sheree Jermin-Rees
Talent Acquistion and Development Advisor
Laura Rowles

Laura manages the end-to-end recruitment process for graduates, placement students and apprentices. Laura is a masters graduate in Communications, Media Practice and PR with previous experience in recruitment within the fashion industry.

Laura’s favourite thing about Tata Steel is working with people who are passionate about our industry and helping Tata Steel’s growth into a sustainable future by recruiting the right people to get us there.

M: +44(0)7342067969


Laura Rowles
Talent Acquistion and Development Advisor
Adam Temme

Adam joined the team in January 2023 and manages the end-to-end recruitment process for external experienced hires in the UK - specialising in Downstream Operations. Adam graduated with an English degree in 2012 and has over 10 years’ experience in temporary & permanent recruitment, with 8 of those years spent as an on-site recruiter.

Adam has a passion for the recruitment industry and has a real ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to recruitment and is always willing to go the extra mile for both candidates and stakeholders.

His favourite thing about recruitment is the variety of people he gets to speak to on a daily basis.


M: +44(0)7407875965


Adam Temme
Talent Acquistion and Development Advisor
Mike Gelder

Mike joined the Tata Steel team in January 2023 and is responsible for managing the recruitment of Functions and Operations.

Mike has worked in recruitment since 2016, starting with Agency recruitment before moving on to manage the internal recruitment, onboarding and training for a major high street brand and most recently working with a global education business and a blockchain IT based business.

Mike’s favourite part of working in the recruitment team is meeting a wide range of people from all backgrounds and supporting them in either career progression or working with stakeholders to fill their vacancies and report on factors affecting the recruitment process.


M: +44(0)7407837705

Mike Gelder
Talent Acquisition and Development Advisor