Placements

Placement Opportunities  

Trainees - Young graduates
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Overview
Overview

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Placements/internships 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 and sites. To view our site locations Click here

We have a number of opportunities that require specific degrees such as Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. We also have a number of positions that do not require a specific degree but are looking for a passion in the discipline such as Finance and Manufacturing.

What you will need to apply for our annual placement programme:

  • On track to graduate with a specified grade (please see individual adverts for more detail on the grade requirements)
  • Passion for the field you are applying for
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK
  • A full driving licence and independent access to a vehicle - if required (role dependant)


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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.


 

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.


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.
 

Civil and 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.

Manufacturing Engineers

Our Manufacturing function plays a vital role in keeping our sites running smoothly. 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. Your motivation will always be the same - to ensure our customers’ requirements are achieved on time, every time.

To be eligible for a placement you should be on track to achieve a 2:1 degree in Engineering, Science, Manufacturing or Operations-based Management.
 

Chemical Engineers

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.

You’ll have significant challenge and responsibility from the outset, in a company that aims for nothing less than world-class, with training and development to support you at every stage, there’s no better place to realise your potential.

 

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.

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. From here, you can develop in different directions and you will have every opportunity to take ownership of your career.

 

 

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Technical and Manufacturing
Technical and Manufacturing

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.

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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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.


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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.

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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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.


Human Resources (HR)

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