APPRENTICES

Apprentice Opportunities 

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Overview
Overview

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At Tata Steel, we believe that an apprenticeship 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.

As a Tata Steel apprentice, you are offered the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience, access comprehensive training and development programs, work towards professional qualifications and pursue diverse career paths within the company. You will  receive competitive compensation and benefits, access a global organisation, and benefit from Tata Steel UK's commitment to health and safety. These advantages make Tata Steel UK a compelling choice for individuals seeking to kick-start their careers and build a solid foundation of skills and knowledge in their chosen field.

You can also explore further opportunities in each of our locations by checking out the tabs on the left-hand side of the page.

We hope this information helps you take the first step towards a fulfilling career with Tata Steel UK.

 

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Apprenticeships in South Wales
Apprenticeships in South Wales

South Wales is a major operational hub for Tata Steel and we offer apprenticeships in our four sites, which are Port Talbot, Trostre in Llanelli, Catnic in Caerphilly and Llanwern in Newport.

Requirements

Apprentice Programmes - To be eligible for our apprentice programmes you must have achieved, or be expected to achieve, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Maths, English Language and Science. For our engineering apprenticeships you must also achieve a Grade B/5 in Maths or above.

Higher Apprentice Programmes - To be eligible for our higher apprentice programmes, you must along with the GCSE apprentice requirements, have achieved 2/3 A Levels at Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications. 

Degree Apprentice Programmes - To be eligible for our degree apprentice programmes, you must along with the GCSE apprentice requirements, have achieved 3 A Levels, 2 at Grade C or above and one at at Grade B or above, or equivalent qualifications. 

 

Apprentice Opportunities

We have the below apprentice opportunities available at our South Wales sites:

Port Talbot

Degree Apprenticeships

  • Mechanical Engineering  
  • Electrical Engineering  

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Mechanical Engineering  
  • Electrical Engineering  
  • Refractories Engineering  
  • Technical - Laboratory  
  • Technical - Surface Inspection 
  • Manufacturing Management  
  • Supply Chain  
  • Supply Chain, Data Analytics  
  • Environmental 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Process Safety 

Apprenticeships

  • Electrical  
  • Mechanical  
  • Finance  
  • Technical - Laboratory  

 

Llanelli (Trostre)

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Technical - Material Science  
  • Software Development  

Apprenticeships 

  • Mechanical  
  • Electrical  
  • Manufacturing  


Newport (Llanwern):

Degree Apprenticeships

  • Mechanical Engineering  
  • Electrical Engineering  

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Electrical 
  • Mechanical Engineering  
  • Technical - Product Quality Control 
  • Technical - Works Technical  
  • Manufacturing Management  
  • Supply Chain  
  • Supply Chain, Data Analytics  
  • Manufacturing 

Apprenticeships

  • Mechanical  
  • Electrical  


Catnic (Caerphilly)

Apprenticeships

  • Electrical  

 

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Apprenticeships in North Wales
Apprenticeships in North Wales

Shotton

Apprenticeships

On our Shotton site we offer two IET/IMechE accredited apprenticeship opportunities within Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering. These cover opportunities in the two business units Tata Steel Colors and Tata Steel Buildings Systems. These include opportunities to specialise in mechanical, electrical, process or machinist disciplines. It’s an opportunity to be part of an apprenticeship where you can learn and study towards an NVQ L3 and BTEC L3 qualifications whilst gaining invaluable practical work experience. Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, there are opportunities to further your academic career.

Requirements

To be eligible for our Apprentice Programme you must have achieved, or be expecting to achieve, 5 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

 

Manufacturing Apprenticeships  

Tata Steel Colors - Manufacturing Apprenticeship is 2.5yrs in duration, you will be employed by Tata Steel Colors and will attend Coleg Cambria part time for two years on a day release basis, completing BTEC L3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and NVQ L3 in Performing Industries Operations.

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time position with Tata Steel Colors based on one of the Manufacturing process lines.


Engineering Apprenticeships

Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships - Colors

Engineering Apprenticeship is 3.5yrs in duration, you will be employed by Tata Steel Colors or Tata Steel Building Systems and will attend TTE full time for two years.

From your third year you will be based on site at Shotton whilst continuing your apprenticeship and NVQ L3 in Process Engineering Maintenance. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time position within Tata Steel on the Shotton site.

You will be based at TTE and will study for the following qualifications:

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering;
Level 2 Functional skills;
RoSPA H&S Basic Certificate;

TTE

TTE is a leading training provider that offers training on behalf of a range of companies in the metals, chemical, petrochemical, process, power, paper, pharmaceutical, nuclear and oil and gas industries throughout the North West. TTE provide a three and a half year multi skilled apprenticeship which is a work based training programme where you gain both practical experience at the TTE training centre based in Ellesmere Port and on site at Tata Steel in Shotton. During this time you will have the opportunity to study for nationally recognised qualifications.

https://www.tteltd.co.uk/

 

Higher Apprenticeships - Colors

To be eligible for our higher apprentice programmes, you must along with the GCSE apprentice requirements, have achieved 3 A Levels at Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications. 

 

Engineering Apprenticeships - Building Systems

Engineering Apprenticeship is Maximum of 3 years in duration, you will be employed by Tata Steel Building Systems and will attend Coleg Cambria.

Course duration will depend on previous engineering qualifications, which could reduce time spent in the apprenticeship scheme to 2 years.

During your apprenticeship you will study NVQ L3 in Process Engineering Maintenance. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time position within Tata Steel Building Systems on the Shotton site.

You will study for the following qualifications:

Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Advance Manufacture Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical Pathway)
Level 2 Functional skills;
RoSPA or a H&S Basic Certificate;

Applications for all our Engineering based apprenticeships at Building Systems are through our website.

Information on our training provider Coleg Cambria can be found below.

Cambria College

Coleg Cambria is one of the highest performing colleges in Wales, rated Excellent by Estyn. Working in partnership with over 1,000 employers, the college offers vast apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities with strong links to local employment. Coleg Cambria is based in Connah’s Quay in North Wales, only 3 miles from the Shotton site.

https://www.cambria.ac.uk/