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    Placements 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.

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    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... Read More

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Port Talbot
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month Trostre
    12 month Newport
    12 month Wolverhampton
    3 month Shotton, North Wales


    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Trostre
    12 month Newport
    12 month Port Talbot
    12 month Shotton, North Wales


    Process Control and Automation Engineers

    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. Our steel production is carefully controlled and monitored through leading-edge, highly automated, computer-based systems.

    As a Process Control & Automation (PC&A) 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.

    We currently have opportunities in these areas:
    12 month Wolverhampton



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    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Port Talbot 
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month Newport 
    3 month Port Talbot 


    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month Port Talbot



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    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.

    We currently have any opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month (Product Development, Swansea)
    12 month (Process Researcher, Swansea)




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    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.


    Sales & Marketing 

    Our Sales and Marketing 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 Sales and Marketing 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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Commercial, Wolverhampton
    12 month Commercial, Llanwern


    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Llanwern
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month (Technical) Shotton
    12 month (Commercial) Shotton, North Wales


    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.

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Chemical Engineering, Rotherham
    12 month Chemistry, Rotherham





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    During your time here you’ll have considerable scope to put into practice your professional specialism. You’ll work on real life projects and will have the opportunity to take on personal responsibility for delivery. But you’ll also benefit from extensive support and advice from a highly experienced team. It’s a learning environment that’s second to none.

    Programme infographic



    Click on the image to download the infographic.

    Rewards and benefits

    As well as the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience during your placement period, Tata Steel also offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes a competitive salary. We place a great emphasis on establishing the right work-life balance for people who work here and therefore offer a full range of perks and schemes to support your wellbeing. This includes 25 days’ holidays (plus bank holidays on top). The annual allowance of 25 days will be pro-rated for the duration of your placement.

    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... Read More

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Port Talbot
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month Trostre
    12 month Newport
    12 month Wolverhampton
    3 month Shotton, North Wales


    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Trostre
    12 month Newport
    12 month Port Talbot
    12 month Shotton, North Wales


    Process Control and Automation Engineers

    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. Our steel production is carefully controlled and monitored through leading-edge, highly automated, computer-based systems.

    As a Process Control & Automation (PC&A) 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.

    We currently have opportunities in these areas:
    12 month Wolverhampton



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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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Port Talbot 
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month Newport 
    3 month Port Talbot 


    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month Port Talbot



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    Research and Development

    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.

    We currently have any opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month (Product Development, Swansea)
    12 month (Process Researcher, Swansea)




    back to top

    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.


    Sales & Marketing 

    Our Sales and Marketing 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 Sales and Marketing 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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Commercial, Wolverhampton
    12 month Commercial, Llanwern


    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... Read more

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Llanwern
    12 month Shotton, North Wales
    12 month (Technical) Shotton
    12 month (Commercial) Shotton, North Wales


    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.

    We currently have opportunities in these areas: 
    12 month Chemical Engineering, Rotherham
    12 month Chemistry, Rotherham





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    What to expect

    During your time here you’ll have considerable scope to put into practice your professional specialism. You’ll work on real life projects and will have the opportunity to take on personal responsibility for delivery. But you’ll also benefit from extensive support and advice from a highly experienced team. It’s a learning environment that’s second to none.

    Programme infographic



    Click on the image to download the infographic.

    Rewards and benefits

    As well as the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience during your placement period, Tata Steel also offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes a competitive salary. We place a great emphasis on establishing the right work-life balance for people who work here and therefore offer a full range of perks and schemes to support your wellbeing. This includes 25 days’ holidays (plus bank holidays on top). The annual allowance of 25 days will be pro-rated for the duration of your placement.

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