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    Few organisations can offer the scale, complexity and diversity of career opportunities that you will find at Tata Steel. Here you can find out more about our current career opportunities and explore the different locations where you could be based.

    Whatever your professional area, and whatever stage of your career you are at, Tata Steel is a working environment where you can get to where you want to be. Faster.

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    Overview


    Careers at Tata Steel represent an exciting opportunity to be part of a world-class, global business. You’ll discover an organisation with the ambition and resources, backed up by the commitment to training and professional development, to help you realise your full potential. Our working culture thrives on innovation, encourages people to take responsibility, and recognises and rewards talent. You can expect to be challenged every day, but you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts who can help you achieve and exceed your own ambitions. Be part of our team and make the difference.

    Our sites are spread throughout the UK and as well as being part of a global network they are also an integral part of their local landscapes and communities. Steelmaking has been part of the UK’s economic landscape and its heritage for generations and many of our sites are at the heart of the community in which they are located. When considering your next career move it’s important that you make the right life choice as well as the right professional move.

    We offer a comprehensive and competitive set of benefits at all levels, including a pension, 35 days’ holiday and private medical insurance.  It’s a package designed to reward you for your commitment and contribution to our business and is intended to be the foundation for you to develop your career and expertise with Tata Steel.

    Please click here for a copy of our candidate frequently asked questions.

    Business Units

    Colors

    Tata Steel Colors has been a global leader in the development and manufacture of pre-finished steels for almost half a century. Our products are used in a range of settings including the automotive industry, construction and a wide array of domestic appliances, consumer goods and a number of specialist applications. We can deliver a resilient and durable base material enhanced by a high quality finish, and our customers know that they can rely on our product to stand the test of time and still look the part after years of use. We employ over 1,500 people across six manufacturing sites across Europe, and our UK career opportunities will be located at our Shotton site... Read more

    Tata Steel Packaging

    Tata Steel Packaging is a supplier of light gauge steel for packaging and non-packaging applications, with headquarters based in IJmuiden, Netherlands and other production plants in the Netherlands (IJmuiden), South Wales (Trostre) and Belgium (Duffel). Tata Steel Packaging is a dedicated team committed to working in partnership with customers to help streamline business chains and focus on providing innovative solutions. We supply various steel grades and finishes to all kind of packaging applications to deliver a wide and robust range of containment, preservation and dispensing

    Strip Products UK

    Our Strip Products UK business operates in both Port Talbot and Llanwern in South Wales. Port Talbot makes steel and, together with Llanwern, rolls it into strips. Llanwern then applies metallic coatings to the strips to protect the steel against corrosion. Hot-dip galvanised steels made at Llanwern have a zinc coating that offers excellent protection and can be used in a wide range of applications...Read more

    Tubes

    Tata Steel Tubes are an integral component in a wide range of construction, energy and engineering projects across the globe. We manufacture welded steel tubes to fit a myriad of specifications, big and small and using all grades of steel, but all are produced to the same exacting standards of precision and quality. Our steel tubes are developed to meet the specific performance requirements of the construction, transport and pressure containment, energy and engineering industries and can be found in a diverse range of end products...Read more

    Vision 2030

    Executive Summary

    We recognise that the UK metals industry faces challenges. However, we also believe that, with a clear vision and strategic approach in place, and the right support from the UK Government, we can adapt to international change and access key overseas markets. For many years, the UK was a world leader in the metals sector. Our goal is to help to re-establish that skills base, reinvigorate our product offering and reignite industry growth.

    Tata Steel is determined to play a leading role in shaping and developing a strong, competitive and sustainable UK Metals industry for the future. We therefore support the new strategic approach, ‘Vision 2030’, outlined by the Metals Forum. In many ways, it reflects our own commitment to be part of a vibrant, innovative industry that supports a prosperous UK economy.

    Tata Steel is dedicated to supporting the Metals Forum and to achieving Vision 2030:

    The UK Metals Industry: Facts and Figures


    Tata is a leading organisation in a significant UK Metals Industry. A quick glance at the figures demonstrates just how much potential the UK Metals Industry has to create employment, grow the economy and provide vital materials for other growing sectors.

    • 11,100 companies in the UK Metals industry
    • 230,000 direct employees
    • 750,000 further jobs supported
    • £33 bn annual turnover
    • 2,300 graduates recruited every year
    • 9,200 Apprentices and Technicians recruited every year
    • Growing demand in the automotive sector

    Contact Us


    Should you experience any technical difficulties, please contact recruitmentuk@tatasteeleurope.com

    For apprentices and graduates:
    Kelly Coombs – Resourcing consultant (apprentice.recruitment.uk@tatasteeleurope.com)
    Catherine Johnson / Janine Stoneman  - Resourcing consultant (graduate.recruitment@tatasteeleurope.com)

    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.

    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 not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied and, we will keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. We will ask for your consent before we keep your data for this purpose. You are free to withdraw or amend your consent at any time.


    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 dataprivacy@tatasteeleurope.com


    Updated March 2019

    Overview

    Overview


    Careers at Tata Steel represent an exciting opportunity to be part of a world-class, global business. You’ll discover an organisation with the ambition and resources, backed up by the commitment to training and professional development, to help you realise your full potential. Our working culture thrives on innovation, encourages people to take responsibility, and recognises and rewards talent. You can expect to be challenged every day, but you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts who can help you achieve and exceed your own ambitions. Be part of our team and make the difference.

    Our sites are spread throughout the UK and as well as being part of a global network they are also an integral part of their local landscapes and communities. Steelmaking has been part of the UK’s economic landscape and its heritage for generations and many of our sites are at the heart of the community in which they are located. When considering your next career move it’s important that you make the right life choice as well as the right professional move.

    We offer a comprehensive and competitive set of benefits at all levels, including a pension, 35 days’ holiday and private medical insurance.  It’s a package designed to reward you for your commitment and contribution to our business and is intended to be the foundation for you to develop your career and expertise with Tata Steel.

    Please click here for a copy of our candidate frequently asked questions.

    Business Units

    Business Units

    Colors

    Tata Steel Colors has been a global leader in the development and manufacture of pre-finished steels for almost half a century. Our products are used in a range of settings including the automotive industry, construction and a wide array of domestic appliances, consumer goods and a number of specialist applications. We can deliver a resilient and durable base material enhanced by a high quality finish, and our customers know that they can rely on our product to stand the test of time and still look the part after years of use. We employ over 1,500 people across six manufacturing sites across Europe, and our UK career opportunities will be located at our Shotton site... Read more

    Tata Steel Packaging

    Tata Steel Packaging is a supplier of light gauge steel for packaging and non-packaging applications, with headquarters based in IJmuiden, Netherlands and other production plants in the Netherlands (IJmuiden), South Wales (Trostre) and Belgium (Duffel). Tata Steel Packaging is a dedicated team committed to working in partnership with customers to help streamline business chains and focus on providing innovative solutions. We supply various steel grades and finishes to all kind of packaging applications to deliver a wide and robust range of containment, preservation and dispensing

    Strip Products UK

    Our Strip Products UK business operates in both Port Talbot and Llanwern in South Wales. Port Talbot makes steel and, together with Llanwern, rolls it into strips. Llanwern then applies metallic coatings to the strips to protect the steel against corrosion. Hot-dip galvanised steels made at Llanwern have a zinc coating that offers excellent protection and can be used in a wide range of applications...Read more

    Tubes

    Tata Steel Tubes are an integral component in a wide range of construction, energy and engineering projects across the globe. We manufacture welded steel tubes to fit a myriad of specifications, big and small and using all grades of steel, but all are produced to the same exacting standards of precision and quality. Our steel tubes are developed to meet the specific performance requirements of the construction, transport and pressure containment, energy and engineering industries and can be found in a diverse range of end products...Read more

    The Steel Industry

    Vision 2030

    Executive Summary

    We recognise that the UK metals industry faces challenges. However, we also believe that, with a clear vision and strategic approach in place, and the right support from the UK Government, we can adapt to international change and access key overseas markets. For many years, the UK was a world leader in the metals sector. Our goal is to help to re-establish that skills base, reinvigorate our product offering and reignite industry growth.

    Tata Steel is determined to play a leading role in shaping and developing a strong, competitive and sustainable UK Metals industry for the future. We therefore support the new strategic approach, ‘Vision 2030’, outlined by the Metals Forum. In many ways, it reflects our own commitment to be part of a vibrant, innovative industry that supports a prosperous UK economy.

    Tata Steel is dedicated to supporting the Metals Forum and to achieving Vision 2030:

    The UK Metals Industry: Facts and Figures


    Tata is a leading organisation in a significant UK Metals Industry. A quick glance at the figures demonstrates just how much potential the UK Metals Industry has to create employment, grow the economy and provide vital materials for other growing sectors.

    • 11,100 companies in the UK Metals industry
    • 230,000 direct employees
    • 750,000 further jobs supported
    • £33 bn annual turnover
    • 2,300 graduates recruited every year
    • 9,200 Apprentices and Technicians recruited every year
    • Growing demand in the automotive sector

    Contact Us

    Contact Us


    Should you experience any technical difficulties, please contact recruitmentuk@tatasteeleurope.com

    For apprentices and graduates:
    Kelly Coombs – Resourcing consultant (apprentice.recruitment.uk@tatasteeleurope.com)
    Catherine Johnson / Janine Stoneman  - Resourcing consultant (graduate.recruitment@tatasteeleurope.com)

    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.

    Fair Processing Notice

    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 not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied and, we will keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. We will ask for your consent before we keep your data for this purpose. You are free to withdraw or amend your consent at any time.


    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 dataprivacy@tatasteeleurope.com


    Updated March 2019