GRADUATES

Graduate Opportunities  

Graduates Opportunities
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Overview
Overview

Applications for our 2023 Graduate and Placement opportunities are now open.

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Our 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. Tata Steel Graduate programme is just the beginning. Where you go next is up to you.

In the programme you can expect the opportunity to work in a number of business areas to help develop your knowledge of the business and diversify your experience. We offer a comprehensive and structured approach to training, with a mix of ‘on-the-job’ learning, feedback, coaching and mentoring, and formal learning.


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Recruitment Process

We operate a four stage recruitment process, which consists of:

Submit CV  >  Presentation & Competency Based Interview > Aptitude tests/ Assessment centres in some areas  >  Site Tour  >  Offer

Rewards and benefits

We offer a comprehensive and competitive set of benefits that are designed to reward you for your commitment and contribution to our business and are intended to be the foundation for you to develop your career and expertise with Tata Steel.

Our benefits package is founded on a competitive starting salary, but also includes:

  • Great career prospects
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Support for professional qualifications / accreditation
  • Graduate professional and social network across Tata Steel in Europe
  • Pension
  • 35 days’ holiday
  • Discounted shopping
  • Private medical insurance
  • Graduate loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • CSR / volunteering opportunities
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Engineering
Engineering

Engineering innovation and challenge 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 continually be tasked with coming up with new ideas and approaches to enhancing our products.


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Electrical Engineers

Engineers in Tata Steel operate on a scale and precision not even imagined by many other sectors. We operate with vision and ambition in everything we do. The work our Electrical Engineers do is truly exceptional and inspiring.

This is an opportunity to play a crucial role in the life cycle management of our unique equipment. You will specify, design, build, install, commission and maintain a huge range of machines, ensuring that high performance is maintained and that the highest safety standards are met. It calls for the dedication and analytical mindset needed to investigate failures to root cause and explore every opportunity to drive continuous improvement. There are constant opportunities to work with emerging technologies, build your expertise and make a vital impact on the quality of the final product.

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Mechanical Engineers

The role of a Mechanical Engineer can vary hugely depending on the environment and location of your department. So, transferable skills and flexibility are key to a successful career. We want people who can apply engineering theory in practical situations, using their planning, time management and engineering expertise to deliver the right solution. It’s very much a collaborative process. In a Works Engineering department, you will join a mixed team that includes engineers, supervisors and technicians and crafts people. In your role, you’ll have every opportunity to impact the full project lifecycle, ensuring our exacting standards of quality, safety, cost and efficiency are achieved, as well as meeting our commitment to being environmentally responsible. You’ll provide root cause analysis, work with emerging technologies and constantly learn from the exceptional people around you.

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. So our Mechanical Engineers occupy a unique position within projects. Multi-skilled, inventive, constantly learning, they manage our unique equipment throughout its lifecycle. From large scale procurement and customer focused projects to hands on maintenance, the variety of experiences here is unlike any other company.

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Software Engineers

At Tata Steel, we pride ourselves on our world-class products, processes and people. We value individuality and believe that exposing people to genuine challenges on live projects fosters creativity and allows potential to be fulfilled. 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 a Computer engineer, you will use your knowledge of application computers, software, control and instrumentation technology to maintain our plants’ optimum performance. It is mission-critical work, ensuring that operational standards remain consistently high, that downtime is minimised and that efficiency is maximised. You must be able to provide expert support, analysing performance, specifying improvements, adjusting control systems and ensuring compliance. You’ll also be able to investigate issues, generate solutions and promote a culture of continuous improvement in our machinery use and maintenance.

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Civil / Structural Engineers

Our Civil and Structural Engineers play a crucial role in the life cycle management of our company’s civil and structural assets. You will specify, design, build, install, commission and maintain a varying range of civil and structural assets, ensuring that high performance is maintained and that the highest safety standards are met.

Our Civil Or Structural engineers occupy a unique position within the company. Multi-skilled, inventive, constantly learning, they manage the assets of our organization throughout its lifecycle. From large scale procurement and customer focused projects to hands on maintenance, the variety of experiences here is unlike any other company.

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Chemical Engineers

Our two-year graduate programme offers an excellent opportunity for you to apply and develop your 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.

You must have at least a 2:1 Degree in a Chemical related subject.

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Technical
Technical

Our Technical and Manufacturing career opportunities offer the chance to work at the cutting edge of steelmaking. Tata Steel’s heritage and expertise in the industry are second to none and these roles are dedicated to building on this legacy and continuing to set standards and break new ground in the industry.

Technical 

Our Technical function ensures that our products meet and exceed our customers’ exacting needs, both now and in the future. The roles are varied but the challenge is always the same: to develop and improve every grade of steel, so that it’s ready to meet the challenges of every possible application, from electrical use to aerospace and beyond. Technical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, underpinning areas including quality assurance, laboratory management, non-destructive testing, metallurgical investigations and supply chain.

Whilst there’s plenty of scope for independent working, you could just as easily find yourself in a customer-facing role, working alongside Commercial and Supply chain colleagues, liaising with Research & Development, or collaborating with our Operational teams. Whichever remit you favour, you will need highly developed analytical skills, an aptitude for problem-solving, the ability to influence those around you, and first-rate project management and organisational skills. These skills will be supported by an interest in science, a desire to learn and innovate, and the drive to achieve results in often challenging situations.


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Manufacturing
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

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.

Your motivation will always be to ensure our customers’ requirements are achieved on time, every time. You will be involved with all elements associated with Manufacturing, including health & safety, quality, customer focus and production efficiency. To help you realise your potential and reach career milestones, our programme ensures that you are fully trained, focused and aware of current business issues, as well as honing the skills you need to effectively communicate with people across the business.


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Supply Chain
Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Tata Steel is among the top ten steel manufacturers in the World. We operate in 26 countries, with a commercial presence in over 50 and operations across six continents. Within Europe, Tata Steel is the second largest steel maker, producing long and strip products for the construction, automotive, packaging and engineering markets, as well as others worldwide. An operation on this scale demands an agile, responsive supply chain capable of managing – and anticipating – the complex demands of the business and the market it serves.
Our Supply Chain Management team tends the relationships and controls the flow of materials, information and resources throughout our network of upstream and downstream organisations. The function is responsible for order & production planning, scheduling, logistics & 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.

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The following graduate profiles provide examples of some of our recent graduate experiences

Graduate profile - Holly Wright

Name  Holly Wright
Age 24
University Cardiff University
Degree  Mathematics
Degree Classification (e.g. 1st; 2.1; 2.2)  1st
Years of Service at Tata 3
Current Job Title / Department  Order Fulfilment Inventory Designer

Click on 'See more' below to read Holly's Q&A:

1.    Most rewarding experiences ?  In my first few months of joining the company I got a very exciting challenge to create a new method of optimising the buffer stocks that we hold for all the SKUs. This was a massive opportunity for me and enabled me to design and build a simulation model to test where stock could be removed from the chain if it wasn't required. This project ended up saving the company millions of pounds and gave me the confidence that I needed to keep progressing in the business.
2.    What are you doing now ?  I am currently working within the Order Fulfilment and Inventory Design team. I spent my first placement in this team when I joined the company and after learning the job roles of other teams within the department I knew this was where I wanted to work. After my placement had finished, I was given the opportunity to remain in the team and take on further responsibilities.
3.    What are the benefits to working to working at Tata?  The organisation and the people within it are very supportive and encouraging whenever you have a new concept or an idea of how you would like to contribute. Hard work truly is rewarded at TATA and you will always see the benefits of the work that you are doing.
4.    Why Tata over other graduate schemes ? When I joined Tata and was immediately involved in some important projects and challenges, I found myself surprised at how much emphasis there was on new starters in such a big company. High level managers always asked every employee for their opinion and ideas at the start of a project and they treat every idea as equal no matter who voiced it. I believe this is the best example of the Tata values and showcases how much graduates are valued within the company.
5.    Are there opportunities to travel?  Not in my current role.
6.    What support in developing your career have you had ?  Within your first few months as a graduate you will get the opportunity to choose a mentor who can help with your career devlopment. They are there to help with anything you are struggling with from understanding how best to present yourself in a situation if you are unsure to advice on what skills you need to develop to ultimately reach your career goals.
7.    What is a typical day in your role?  Every morning starts with a team meeting to review any outstanding and new tasks that have been presented to the team. This is a great opportunity to volunteer for any activities that would interest you and to ask for advice on any you are struggling with. The rest of the day is never the same, you get the opportunity to work on so many different, exciting projects that there are very few tasks that remain the same on a daily basis. 
8.    What advise would you give to a new starter ? Try to meet and have conversations with as many people as possible, whether it be going for a cofee or just having a chat in a corridor. There are so many amazing people within the organisation and the likelihood is that you will work with most of them at some point and having a head start on introductions is never a bad idea.
9.    Are there any opportunities for further education ?  Yes, I am currently in my final year of an MSc Operational Research and Applied Statistics.
10.  Is there a structured graduate program?  Yes, there is a two year structured program that will expose you to different areas within Supply Chain and enable you to work within multiple teams. The program is flexible to how you would like to work, personally I found a team that I enjoyed working in and choose to take a permanent position within that team instead of continueing my rotations.

Graduate profile - Jordon Hurley

Name  Jordon Hurley
Age 24
University Swansea University
Degree  Business Management
Degree Classification (e.g. 1st; 2.1; 2.2)  2.1
Years of Service at Tata 3
Current Job Title / Department  Production Scheduler

Click on 'See more' below to read Jordon's Q&A:

1.    Most rewarding experiences ?  In my first graduate rotation I was given the responsibility of managing a service enhancement project for one of our european service centres in France. It was the first time I have ever taken a project from start to finish so it was great learning curve on how to manage the project life cycle within a real world enviroment. Throughout the project I interacted with many different colleagues throughout the supply chain function so it was great way to meet new people alongside increasing my overall understanding of the wider organisation. The project itself was of course challenging at times but the sense of achievement was a great feeling at the end. 
2.    What are you doing now ?  I am currently a Port Talbot scheduler who is responsible for scheduling the following areas; Cold mill, Continous Annealing cycle unit, Packing, Rewind Line and Temper Mill. As it is a 24/7 operational role most shifts are never the same so it is a great place to be especially as a relatively new employee as you are constantly adapting to scenarios and learning more and more about the whole end to end process. 
3.    What are the benefits to working to working at Tata?  I believe one of the greatest benefits of working for Tata Steel UK is due to the amazing work culture. Everyone is always willing to offer advice and support to help you become better, there are many people within the organisation who are experts within their fields so it is a great place to learn from them but at the same time be apart of a culture where it is okay to be able to challenge decisions as i think from top down this idea of continuous improvement is really key.
4.    Why Tata over other graduate schemes ? Personally I joined TATA graudate scheme as I had a great experience here as a placement student for a year whilst doing my academic studies. It quickly became apparent that although it is a substantial organisation with thousands of employees every employees voice is heard and respected. Most of the senior leaders within the organisation either started on the graduate scheme or through the apprentice programme so it goes to show how much faith and investment they are willing to put in to you. 
5.    Are there opportunities to travel?  Unfortunately I joined not long before the pandemic so my travelling has of course been limited like the whole of the world. However I know several colleagues who have been to India and others who have travelled to Holland/France and many other european countries. 
6.    What support in developing your career have you had ?  Throughout the graduate scheme support is always available to you as TATA steel UK views graduates as the future leaders of the organisation. There are several key courses I have completed thanks to the support from HR and the Learning academy which have really helped me identify the areas in which i need to focus on if i want to continue in the right direction. Other support is also there from my line manager and fellow colleagues within the team, from day 1 i have felt that i can ask any question. 
7.    What is a typical day in your role?  "See answer for Q3 very similar"
8.    What advise would you give to a new starter ? Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as possible. There is no such thing as a daft question. 
9.    Are there any opportunities for further education ?  Yes, I know other previous graduates who have gone on to do masters thanks to sponsorship from TATA.  It is not something I have considered yet but definitely will review over the coming years. 
10.  Is there a structured graduate program?  It is structured but at the same time can be altered to your own individual preference. Feel free to speak and sit with other colleagues/departments which in return will broaden your overall knowledge of the organisation. 

 

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R&D, H&S, Environment
R&D, H&S, Environment

Research and Development

Our Research & Development (R&D) team combines inventiveness with cutting-edge technology to deliver steel products fit for the twenty-first century. Our clients’ needs are constantly evolving so we work in close alliance with them, getting to grips with their businesses and their marketplaces, in order to understand their complex requirements. Our innovative steel products enable them to push the boundaries of what is currently possible, offering the support and technical expertise they need to design new products and create pioneering new applications.

We pride ourselves on our ability to step up to any challenge. From assessing products on an industrial scale to undertaking modelling or simulation studies for prototyping and application development, our state-of-the-art technology and steady investment in our people and infrastructure allows us to enhance and develop the quality and performance of our materials. Yet our focus isn’t just on the end product; we also undertake the process analysis and design projects that enable thinking to develop and new solutions to emerge. 
At Tata Steel, we pride ourselves on our world-class products, processes and people. We value individuality and believe that exposing people to genuine challenges on live research projects fosters creativity and allows potential to be fulfilled. 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.


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Group Environment

Our engineers 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. We want you to understand how Group Environment fits into and benefits our broader business, so you’ll also complete placements beyond the Group Environment function. This could be on any one of a multitude of key stakeholder sites, businesses or projects, such as in a manufacturing unit, Technical department, or Business Improvement team. In an organisation of our size, the possibilities are considerable.

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Human Factors

As a Human Factors graduate you will join the Safety, Health, and Environment department where you will work alongside the Human Factors specialist and other process safety specialists to provide an expert service to the whole of the business in the area of Human Factors. This includes, human error reduction, task analyses, procedures improvement, alarm handling, incident investigation and many other Human Factors topics. The focus will be on minimising human error in Tata Steel's safety critical tasks.

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    Commercial
    Commercial

    Our commercial  professionals work across our entire business, working closely with colleagues to align products closely to customer needs. Functioning as the link between the customer and the supply chain, they galvanise departments from manufacturing to distribution into meeting our clients’ needs, via a unique ability to listen, interpret and
    communicate complex requirements. Their creativity and professionalism ensure that our products and services are offered to customers attractively and effectively, with a constant emphasis on first-class service and support.

    The Commercial division is split into three distinct areas: Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. We’re looking for commercially-minded, client-focused individuals in each of these functions. We’ll support you as you get to grips with our business and hone your sales and marketing practice, developing into the kind of future leader who can drive our business forward.

    Our Steelpark distribution site in Wolverhampton is a vital hub for the provision of steel processing service offers to the UK retail sector. The site is home to four Tata Steel Distribution businesses that supply our products to sectors including Automotive, Construction, Lifting & Excavating, and Office Furniture/Enclosure. Steelpark also boasts strong Commercial teams, whose role is to identify target markets within the UK to which Tata Steel products can be marketed.


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    Business Functions
    Business Functions

    Our work is supported by a full range of talented professionals who manage the vital business functions that enable us to run a complex, global organisation. These roles offer the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced commercial environment; to develop an understanding of our business and the steelmaking industry; and to enhance your own knowledge and experience of your specific professional area.

    Communications

    The Communications team are responsible for Internal Communications and Community Relations for the whole of the UK and some sites in Europe. The student will support Public Relations activity such as community events and internal achievements, helping to publicise these externally through local print, broadcast and social media. You will work with various community partners across the UK to maximise benefits for Tata steel, its employees and community stakeholders. For these activities, the student will also be responsible for procurement and use of branded merchandise.


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    Procurement

    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 raw materials, energy, fleet and logistics services, IT services, and professional services.

    At Tata Steel, we leverage innovative technologies, creative thinking and breakthrough ideas to stay future-ready. 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 work closely with suppliers, exploring every opportunity to increase cost effectiveness, increase efficiencies and ensure that our organisation is benefitting from continuous improvement and focused on longer term goals.

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    Finance

    In a complex, multi-national business like Tata Steel, a world-class Finance function is vital.  Our Finance Business Partners are spread throughout the group and their expert advice guides and informs strategic and operational decision-making across all of our functions. 

    We have in-house specialists operating across every financial discipline, including Business Reporting & Planning, Reporting & Group Control, Taxation, Internal Audit, Treasury and Mergers & Acquisitions. As a member of our Graduate Programme you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in at least one of these specialist areas, as well as building up in-depth experience of the broader Finance function. You’ll lay the foundations for your career with placements in the core areas of Transactional Processes, General Ledger Accounting, Manufacturing Accounting & Reporting, Sales & Marketing Accounting and Reporting, and Business Partnering.

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    Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

    Tata Steel is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and commercial offices in over 35 countries. The manufacture of world-leading steel products is underpinned by cutting-edge technology. Information & Communication Technology is responsible for the  Information Technology (IT) our employees use to do their jobs, from the business systems that power the back office to the front line support and operation systems. ICT manage information use throughout the business, ensuring the safety, availability and integrity of all forms of data and structures that support it.

    As a member of the ICT team, you could be working on Information Management, Information Systems Coordination, Information Analysis, or even Information Security. The possibilities are as broad and far-ranging as our business; what remains constant is the career-making, in-depth experience you’ll gain of our business-critical functions.To view opportunities in this area, please click here

     

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    Our People
    GRADUATES

    Clover Pelling - Process Safety Engineer


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    Axel Taylor - Technical Specialist 


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    Rosie Hines - Data Scientist


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