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Tata Steel UK Locations

Here, you can find out more about our locations across the UK. We have sites throughout the UK, and you can find out more about what each region has to offer. Take some time to explore the area that’s of interest to you and discover its key towns and cities. You’ll also find plenty of practical information (travel times, transport, property and schools).

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EN-Careers UK Apprentices


An apprenticeship at Tata Steel is the first step of a rewarding career. We offer a diverse range of professional opportunities across our UK sites, so wherever your career ambitions lie, Tata Steel could be the ideal place for your talent. See below for current opportunities in each of our locations.


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EN-Careers UK Graduates


Our two-year 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 Graduates

EN-Careers UK Placements


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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Business Functions

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Business functions

Tata Steel offers career opportunities across a full range of professional disciplines. Wherever your expertise lies, it’s a place where you can really make your mark, develop your core skills and diversify your experience. As a global business, the scale of our organisation means that there is considerable scope for developing your career with us. And our commitment to innovation and improvement means that we never stand still. Neither will you.

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Research & Development

EN-Careers UK Research & Development

Research & Development Opportunities

The R&D vision is clear: we want to maintain our position as a high quality, innovative, global technology resource. Our Research & Development (R&D) team is central to our success, working in close alliance with our business and corporate partners to combine inventiveness with cutting-edge technology and deliver steel products fit for the twenty-first century.

Research & Development
Engineering & Technical

EN-Careers UK Engineering & Technical

Engineering and Technical opportunities

Engineering and technical innovation 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 be tasked with setting standards and breaking new ground in the steel making industry.

Engineering and technical opportunities at Tata Steel UK

EN-Careers UK Commercial


Are you ready to make your next step and build your career in Reporting & Analytics, Sales & Marketing or Supply chain?

Tata Steel is on the move, you see improvement everywhere within the organisation. You can play a role in Change Management, Operational Excellence, Big Data or Digitisation. We want people to join Tata Steel who want to be successful in the Packaging, Automotive, Engineering and Construction markets, and people who see the bigger picture and take the opportunity express their ideas.

Temporary and Short Term
Temporary and Short Term


We also offer temporary and short-term opportunities across all our UK sites through our preferred recruitment agency, Randstad. Should you wish to register your interest in being considered for any such opportunities with us please contact leaving your name and contact details. A member of the Randstad team will then contact you to discuss current temporary roles and start the application/registration process. 

Events and Open Evenings
Events and Open Evenings
Shotton Apprentice Opportunities 2021


Graduates and Placements - Virtual Open Evening 2021 
Graduates and Placements - virtual open evening Feb 2021
Wednesfield Apprenticeship Open Evening 
Wednesfield apprenticeships
Manufacturing Management Higher Apprenticeship Event
Manufacturing Management Higher Apprentice open evening
Hartlepool Engineering Apprentice Open Evening
Hartlepool Engineering Apprentice open evening
Laboratory Apprentice and Higher Apprentice Open Evening
Laboratory Apprentice
Engineering Apprenticeship Open Evening - South Wales 
Engineering Apprenticeships - South Wales
Engineering Higher Apprenticeship Open Evening - Port Talbot
Higher Engineering - Port Talbot
Engineering And Manufacturing Open Evening - Corby
Engineering and Manufacturing - Corby




At Tata Steel UK, we take pride in both rewarding and recognising our employees, offering significant benefits packages. As an employee, you will benefit from:

  • A market competitive salary
  • 35 days holidays per annum
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
  • Life Assurance

We reward work through long service awards, we recognise success and we encourage innovation and continuous improvement within the business – with recognition available for each new idea that is implemented. 

We have an abundance of learning and development tools available, through face to face and online training, with coaching and mentoring available, along with the opportunity for potential further or higher education.

A family friendly organisation, we also offer enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave  packages, which also include a returners bonus for your return to work afterwards! We are also continuously looking at ways our employees can work more flexibly.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing is incredibly important at Tata steel UK, and we offer a number of Health and wellbeing benefits to our employees, with lots of resources available. These include:

  • Private Healthcare (provision varies dependent on role)
  • Digital GP
  • Occupational Health
  • Group Income Protection
  • Staff support networks on yammer
  • Healthy TSE SharePoint - a large collection of tools and resources available

In addition, we have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including free onsite parking at all of our sites, as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services. There are also Employee discount schemes for companies including Vodafone, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover for all our employees.



Magnet is the network of young professionals across Tata Europe, we aspire to assist in the development of our members to become world class leaders or specialists.

We organise a variety events to accelerate our career and personal development as well as events to support and engage with our local communities.

Large European Site visits:

2019: Estonia – three day trip, with over 30 attendees from across our European sites, visiting downstream customers focusing on health and safety. This was a great opportunity to see our products in their end destinations and to network with our colleagues from other sites as well experiencing the Estonian culture.


2019: Dusseldorf A three day trip, to visit some of the downstream Tata Sites in Germany to discuss the future of steel in the automotive industry as its moves toward electric vehicles. A great opportunity to see other Tata facilities, how our supply chain works and discuss topical issues with colleagues across different sites.


Port Talbot Power Plant Project Site Visit: 2019 A great opportunity to see how one of the largest site projects is run, to see the ongoing turbine instillation and to see a different part of plant.

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2019 Town Hall Meeting:  An opportunity to be involved in a senior level business meeting and to engage with European Directors to better understand the decisions being made and the overarching impacts.

Symposium: A bi-annual large professional event organised in both the Netherlands and the UK, which has been transferred to a digital event in the past year. These are our largest events of the year, giving us a chance to learn from external speakers, generate new ideas for the business and network across sites with Young Professionals, Managers and Directors.


Social: We organise a variety of events to engage and network with young professionals across different sites and departments to help you meet new people who can help you through your career.


Meet The Team
Meet The Team
Meet The Team

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. 

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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UK Businesses
UK Businesses


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.

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.


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.


Steelpark is the UK’s largest steel distribution and processing centre, and the only one to be supported by a domestic steel mill. Based in Wednesfield, West Midlands, the Steelpark has specialised in distribution and processing for 20 years. With a complete multi-metal and full-finish capability, including decoiling, slitting, blanking, press blanking and tailor welded blanks, our hi-tech service centre provides dedicated processing and services for OEMs and tier suppliers. Our Plate Profiling Centre's unique combination of oxy-gas, high-definition plasma and laser steel plate profiling capabilities, combined with state-of-the-art flattening presses, machining centres, edge finishing and press brakes, provide an integrated offering you can rely on.

Panels and Profiles

At our site in Shotton, we manufacture a high quality, comprehensive range of insulated panels, built-up systems, façades, structural roof and composite floor decking profiles. Our UK supply ensures fast availability, supported by the reassurance and backing of a large, reputable, multi-national company.

The quality of our manufacture combined with selection of the highest quality products, such as our Colorcoat® branded products (including Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma®), produce low maintenance, robust building envelope systems that will still perform and look good into the future.

Fair Processing Notice – Recruitment
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 use your data for processing your application in line with our recruitment process, and the information will be kept in line with our data retention schedule.

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

Updated March 2019

Your professional journey with Tata Steel
Your professional journey with Tata Steel

There’s no better professional combination than a challenging role, with clear responsibility, a competitive salary and the daily satisfaction of making a lasting contribution to the success of one of the world’s most important businesses.



At Tata Steel, the promise of an individually tailored career is easy to keep. You’ll have significant challenge and responsibility from the outset, in a company that aims for nothing less than world-class. And with training and development to support you at every stage, there’s no better place to realise your potential.


Tata Steel recruits apprentices onto national development programmes, tailored to meet your aspirations and needs alongside ours. You’ll get an attractive bursary or salary throughout your training period (which varies by site and location), as well as paid study-release to FE college on a daily, weekly or block basis. While the initial stages are structured, our programme soon allows you to take control of your own development and career progression.


Postgraduates flourish in Tata Steel’s Engineering, Metallurgy and Environment functions, and we sponsor candidates in a variety of technical and engineering programmes. We’re always pleased to hear from motivated, articulate graduates with a degree in any scientific, technical or engineering discipline who plan to undertake Engineering Doctorate Research Projects or Industrially-Supported PhD projects.

Higher Apprentices

Our extensive on-the-job training and personal development mean you’ll be well prepared for a rewarding and challenging career within our diverse, global organisation. There’s also every opportunity to enhanceyour development with formal professional modules, closely matched to the individual requirements of your personal career trajectory.


We offer 3 to 12 month placements to undergraduates across allbusiness areas. It’s a priceless opportunity to experience working for a global company, gaining valuable knowledge and experience before you consider your permanent options. As an added extra, those who perform to a high level during their placement and return to the company in a graduate role may be eligible for our sponsorship (cash reward) scheme.

Experienced hires

If you’re looking for a place that really delivers your professional ambitions, look no further. We’re committed to attracting the very best talent from our industry sectors, so that we continue to deliver best-in-class service and products to our customers, and maintain our competitive advantage in our technical and research capacity.


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The Steel Industry
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

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