APPRENTICES

Apprentice Opportunities 

Tata Steel Apprentice UK
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Overview
Overview

Apprentice/Higher Apprentice applications for our UK sites, have now closed.

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.

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Apprenticeships

Electrical Apprenticeships

Tata Steel has some of the most advanced electrical control and automation systems in the country, which enables us to develop the very highest quality of precision products. In fact, we are one of the UK’s largest consumers of electricity. Whether your interests lie in power distribution, drives or process control and automation systems, Tata Steel has a challenging and rewarding role for you. 

Mechanical Apprenticeships

The role of mechanical craftsperson can vary greatly, depending on the plant and location of your department. Daily activities range from planned and preventative maintenance to fault finding and problem solving when things go wrong, ensuring the plant and its manufacturing units perform to their maximum. Structured training will enable you to work on a large variety of mechanical equipment from large cranes, heavy machinery (e.g. gearboxes, pumps, bearings), to complex hydraulic equipment or machining components in our engineering workshops. A mechanical craftsperson needs to be flexible, knowledgeable and highly motivated.

Laboratory Apprenticeships

The Technical team in Tata Steel look after the development of new products and ensure the quality of our manufacturing processes. It’s a varied and diverse function with responsibilities ranging from chemical and metallurgical testing in laboratories to providing technical expertise to our wide range of customers in the automotive, construction and domestic appliance industries.
The people in our Technical teams are analytical, rational thinkers who bring excellent attention to detail to their work. To join us, you need to be self-motivated and persuasive, and keen to be part of a high performing team.
We work across every area of our sites and deal with our colleagues across the organisation, so no two working days are the same. We are committed to the development of our people and encourage our apprentices and higher apprentices to progress with their studies so that they continue to develop a career within Tata Steel.

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Finance Apprenticeships

In a complex, commercial and global business such as ours, a world class finance function is pivotal to success. Our finance business partners are at the heart of strategic and operational decision-making and work across the Tata Group. Our centralised accounting and transactional operations teams provide consistently high quality, efficient services with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement.
And our in-house experts in the fields of business reporting and planning, reporting and group control, taxation, internal audit, treasury and Mergers & Acquisitions provide cutting edge specialist advice wherever it is required.
As part of the Tata Steel Europe Finance Apprentice Scheme you will have a unique opportunity to gain a broad experience across the diverse areas of the Finance function. Your time on the apprentice scheme will be spent in Port Talbot where the finance headquarters of Tata Steel Europe is located.

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Commercial Apprenticeships

At Tata Steel our customers are at the heart of everything that we do. Keeping our customers happy requires dedicated and highly trained staff to deliver a world-class service and maintain a competitive advantage.
As a Customer Services apprentice you will use data and information about customer orders to maximise customer satisfaction.
During the training programme apprentices will learn about the processes and roles within our Customer Services department. You will be given a strong overview of the business products, procedures and services.

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Higher Apprenticeships

Procurement Higher Apprenticeship

Broadly speaking, our Procurement team manages our external spend with a wide range of partners and suppliers. We work with a network of over 5,000 suppliers globally, covering an extensive range of goods and services such as refractories, scrap, electrical, mechanical, facilities management and packaging.
Our aim is always to inspire and drive sustainable relationships with our partners, as well as through our own organisation – so our Procurement professionals need strong communication, relationship/project management and negotiation skills.  You’ll be exposed to real science from the outset and we expect you to relish the opportunity to show us what you’re made of. 
As part of the Tata Steel Procurement Apprentice Scheme you will have a unique opportunity to gain a broad experience across the diverse areas of the Procurement function. Your time on the Apprentice Scheme will be spent mainly in Port Talbot, with some travel to other sites may be required

Engineering Higher Apprenticeship

An Engineering higher apprenticeship within Tata Steel offers an exciting training programme in varied environments and locations.
Our higher apprenticeship 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.
We have Engineering higher apprentice opportunities within the following engineering disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Controllers 
  • Refractory Engineering

Supply Chain Higher Apprenticeships

The higher apprenticeships will support all aspects of the Supply Chain function; it's not just about moving things from A to B. The team is responsible for order and production planning, scheduling, logistics and transport, order management, data and reporting, managing external service providers as well as involvement and leadership within cross-functional continuous improvement and business transformation projects. Our success hinges on our ability to understand and balance the demands of internal stakeholders and external customers. Supply Chain roles are dependent on high-level, cross-functional communication and liaison that sees our colleagues working with functions including Sales & Marketing, Technical and Operations.

There are 2 separate higher Supply chain apprenticeships available to apply for:
Supply Chain – During this apprenticeship you will spend time on rotation working with our Supply Chain teams to get a rounded experience of what it means to work in Supply Chain.  With so many opportunities available there is something for everyone, so it is an excellent opportunity to find out what type of role you are best suited to.
Supply Chain Data Analytics – This apprenticeship provides training for aspiring data analysts so they can master data wrangling and analysis techniques. It also covers elements of data science, including an introduction to coding.

Laboratories Higher Apprenticeships

Our Laboratory Higher Apprentice programme is ideal for those who want to continue to learn, while gaining on the job, hands on experience in a post A Level (or equivalent) environment.
Our Laboratory Higher Apprentices will work within our Technical laboratories function, which supports the steel manufacturing process from start to finish, supporting the business in fulfilling its environmental commitments and ensuring that products meet and exceed our customers’ exacting needs. The roles are varied but the challenge is always the same: to maintain and deliver a timely and accurate testing service that supports internal and external customers, which is capable of meeting current and future testing needs. Technical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, underpinning areas including quality assurance, laboratory management, non-destructive testing, metallurgical investigations, environmental sampling & testing, physical properties testing and chemistry analysis.

Manufacturing Management Higher Apprenticeships

A Manufacturing Higher Apprenticeship within Tata Steel offers an exciting training programme in varied environments and locations. The Manufacturing function plays a vital role in keeping our sites running smoothly. You will work closely with colleagues in and beyond Manufacturing, ensuring that plant performance is optimised and that production targets are achieved. It involves operating at pace, with precision and to accurate technical guidelines. Skill, expertise and dedication are critical.

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Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress

Stage 1 - Application Form

You must apply online for all vacancies.

You can complete your application during one session, or you can log in and out of your account at your convenience and complete the forms in stages if you wish. Please ensure that you apply before the closing date.

Important Hints and Tips
Please complete all parts of the application form. 
Don’t forget the quality of your application is the first impression the company will have of you, therefore, before you submit your application please ensure the following:

•    All sections are completed thoroughly and accurately.
•    Spelling and grammar is correct.  
•    All sections of the supporting information section are completed.
•    All personal details such as mobile telephone numbers, landlines and addresses are completed thoroughly and accurately.

Throughout the selection process we will contact you via the email address that you register with. Please ensure that the email address supplied is accurate.

Short-listing Criteria
Short-listing will be conducted via the following criteria:


•    The strength and quality of responses given in the supporting evidence section of the application form.
•    The strength and quality of responses given in the work experience section of the application form.
•    You have obtained the minimum entry qualification requirements.
•    Following the Application Deadline, candidates should be informed of the outcome of their application within 2 weeks.


Stage 2 – Online Aptitude Tests

Should you be successful following the short-listing of the application forms, you will be invited via email to complete a series of online general aptitude tests.

You will only be able to complete the aptitude tests once. Please make sure you have done the practice tests before completing the real thing. Please ensure you are in a quiet room with no distractions.

Once we have reviewed all the test scores, should you meet our criteria you will be invited to the next stage of our selection process. Should you be successful and invited to undertake the aptitude tests it is essential that you complete these tests within the given timescale. Following completion of online tests, candidates should be informed of the outcome within two weeks.

Stage 3 – Interview

Should you be successful at the general aptitude test stage, you will be invited to attend an interview.

This interview will be a Strength Based and Function Specific. You will receive an email with the time and date of your interview. Alternative arrangements will only be made in extenuating circumstances. 
 

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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 three sites, which are Port Talbot, Trostre in Llanelli and Llanwern in Newport.

Port Talbot

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Engineering ( Mechanical, Electrical and Project Controllers)

  • Laboratory

  • Manufacturing Management

  • Procurement

  • Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain, Data Analytics

  • Communications
  • Quality and Business & Excellence
  • Environmental Engineering

Apprenticeships

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Finance

 

Llanelli (Trostre)

Apprenticeships 

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Material Science
  • Manufacturing

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Material Science
  • Manufacturing


Newport (Llanwern):

Apprenticeships

  • Mechanical

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Manufacturing
  • Laboratory
  • Technical


Catnic (Caerphilly)

Apprenticeships

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress
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Apprenticeships in North Wales
Apprenticeships in North Wales

Shotton

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.

 
Apprenticeships

Manufacturing Apprenticeships 

We have 2 types of Manufacturing Apprenticeships based at Shotton, one at our Colors business and one at our Building Systems business.

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.

Tata Steel Building Systems – Manufacturing Apprenticeship is a 3 year apprentice programme. First year is full time in college with year 2, 1 day a week in college, year 3 full time in work but completing NVQ qualification.


Engineering Apprenticeships

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.

During years 1 and 2 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;

Applications for all our Engineering based apprenticeships at Shotton, are through our training provider TTE. Information can be found below, applications are open now and close on February 28th 2022.

Training Providers

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/

Coleg Cambria

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/

Package and Benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development.

There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • The opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • Nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Employment opportunities and progression;
  • Ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • The opportunity to progress
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Apprenticeships in East Midlands
Apprenticeships in East Midlands

Corby

Corby Works, located in Northamptonshire in the heart of England manufactures approximately 250,000 tonnes per year of thin-wall welded tube from steel strip for use in a range of applications, including construction, lifting and excavating, and energy and power market sectors.

Within Corby we recruit apprentices into both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering Apprenticeships  

The Engineering apprenticeship scheme at Corby is an in-depth programme providing you with the skills and expertise required to become an electrical or mechanical engineer. An apprentice in Electrical will study the uses of electricity and equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication systems. A Mechanical apprentice will design, build, install and maintain mechanical machinery, components and tools. As a Tata Steel apprentice you will learn how to identify different components, learn how they work and how to maintain them on plant.


Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Our Manufacturing function plays a vital role in our business. Working closely with colleagues in and beyond Manufacturing, to ensure that plant performance is optimised and that production targets are achieved. This involves operating at pace, with precision and to accurate technical guidelines. The roles are varied - you will be involved with all elements associated with Manufacturing, including health & safety, quality, customer focus and production efficiency.

 

Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress
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Apprenticeships in West Midlands
Apprenticeships in West Midlands

Wednesfield

Our Steelpark site in Wednesfield is home to our large distribution centre. The site is home to an Automotive Service Centre, Slitting Centre, Light Gauge and Profiling Centre and employs around 600 employees. We will soon be looking to recruit Customer Services and Manufacturing apprentices to be part of this large-scale logistics hub.

Commercial Apprenticeships

The Commercial Apprentice roles will spend time in the different teams within Distribution based at Steelpark. They will learn about a range of operational areas to gain a full overview of processes within the business. The main part of the apprenticeship will be spent in the Sales and Customer Services teams to help them develop the required knowledge and skills to deal with customer enquiries and support the Sales team.

Engineering Apprenticeships (Mechanical & Electrical)

Engineering is at the heart of our industry and the efficiency and capability of our production facilities are the building blocks of a successful business.  Our engineers play a crucial role in the life cycle of our unique equipment.  From large scale procurement and customer focused projects to hands on maintenance, the variety of experiences here is unlike any other company.

  • Mechanical

  • Electrical

Apprenticeships at Warwick

At our Warwick site we are recruiting Higher Apprentices into our Research and Development function.

  • Research and Development Higher Apprentice

Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress
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Apprenticeships in the North
Apprenticeships in the North

Hartlepool

Hartlepool 20” Pipe Mill is located in the North East of England, with an annual production capacity to produce 220,000 tonnes of tube products for the construction, engineering and energy and power markets.

At our Hartlepool site we will be recruiting apprentices into our engineering function, specialising in Mechanical fitting and Fabrication.

Mechanical Fitting Apprenticeships

Our Mechanical craft operate on a scale and precision not even imagined by many other sectors. This is an opportunity to play a crucial role in the life cycle management of our unique equipment. You will maintain, install & build a huge range of machines, ensuring that high performance is maintained and that the highest safety standards are met.

Electrical Craft Maintenance Apprenticeships

As an electrical craft maintenance engineer you will be responsible for maintaining the safety, reliability, quality & performance of the relevant equipment. This will involve preventative & breakdown maintenance, installation of equipment and continuous improvement techniques in an effort to reduce costs & improve efficiency.


 

Sheffield

At our site in Sheffield, we are recruiting higher apprentices for the following areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Environment

 

Shapfell, Penrith

Tata Steel's Shapfell site produces approximately one quarter of the UK’s calcined lime products. Primarily critical steelmaking lime is manufactured, as well as fine lime products for ground stabilisation, construction material products and agricultural lime products.

At our Shapfell site, we are recruiting apprentices for:

  • Mechanical

Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress

 

 

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Our People
APPRENTICES

Bryony Morgan - Higher Technical Apprentice

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Michael Healy - Works Engineer, Former Engineering Apprentice

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Jack Cullinane - Finance Apprentice

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Emily Lewis - Higher Manufacturing Apprentice

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Sarah Passmore - Global Account Manager, Commercial

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Shaun Parry - Electrical Apprentice  

 

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Events and Open Evenings
Events and Open Evenings
South Wales Apprentice open evening - January 2022
South Wales Higher Apprentice open evening - February 2022
Women in steel schools event, in partnership with Careers Wales, February 2022
Shotton Apprentice open evening - February 2022
Corby Apprentice open evening - February 2022