APPRENTICES

Apprentice Opportunities 

Tata Steel Apprentice UK
Manual
Overview
Overview

Applications for our 2021 Apprentice intake at our UK sites have now closed. Except for our Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice Applications for our Shotton site in North Wales, which close on 30th April 2021. 

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.

TSUK Sites Drone Footage

Apprenticeships

Electrical Apprenticeships

Tata Steel has some of the most advanced electrical control and automation systems in the country, which enables us to develop the very highest quality of precision products. In fact, we are one of the UK’s largest consumers of electricity. Whether your interests lie in power distribution, drives or process control and automation systems, Tata Steel has a challenging and rewarding role for you. 

Mechanical Apprenticeships

The role of mechanical craftsperson can vary greatly, depending on the plant and location of your department. Daily activities range from planned and preventative maintenance to fault finding and problem solving when things go wrong, ensuring the plant and its manufacturing units perform to their maximum. Structured training will enable you to work on a large variety of mechanical equipment from large cranes, heavy machinery (e.g. gearboxes, pumps, bearings), to complex hydraulic equipment or machining components in our engineering workshops. A mechanical craftsperson needs to be flexible, knowledgeable and highly motivated.

512_Michael Healey_V2

Laboratory Apprenticeships

The Technical team in Tata Steel look after the development of new products and ensure the quality of our manufacturing processes. It’s a varied and diverse function with responsibilities ranging from chemical and metallurgical testing in laboratories to providing technical expertise to our wide range of customers in the automotive, construction and domestic appliance industries.
The people in our Technical teams are analytical, rational thinkers who bring excellent attention to detail to their work. To join us, you need to be self-motivated and persuasive, and keen to be part of a high performing team.
We work across every area of our sites and deal with our colleagues across the organisation, so no two working days are the same. We are committed to the development of our people and encourage our apprentices and higher apprentices to progress with their studies so that they continue to develop a career within Tata Steel.

BrionyMorgan_V2

Finance Apprenticeships

In a complex, commercial and global business such as ours, a world class finance function is pivotal to success. Our finance business partners are at the heart of strategic and operational decision-making and work across the Tata Group. Our centralised accounting and transactional operations teams provide consistently high quality, efficient services with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement.
And our in-house experts in the fields of business reporting and planning, reporting and group control, taxation, internal audit, treasury and Mergers & Acquisitions provide cutting edge specialist advice wherever it is required.
As part of the Tata Steel Europe Finance Apprentice Scheme you will have a unique opportunity to gain a broad experience across the diverse areas of the Finance function. Your time on the apprentice scheme will be spent in Port Talbot where the finance headquarters of Tata Steel Europe is located.

512_JackCullinane_V2

Commercial Apprenticeships

At Tata Steel our customers are at the heart of everything that we do. Keeping our customers happy requires dedicated and highly trained staff to deliver a world-class service and maintain a competitive advantage.
As a Customer Services apprentice you will use data and information about customer orders to maximise customer satisfaction.
During the training programme apprentices will learn about the processes and roles within our Customer Services department. You will be given a strong overview of the business products, procedures and services.

512_SarahPassmore_V3

Higher Apprenticeships

Procurement Higher Apprenticeship

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 refractories, scrap, electrical, mechanical, facilities management and packaging.
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 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 part of the Tata Steel Procurement Apprentice Scheme you will have a unique opportunity to gain a broad experience across the diverse areas of the Procurement function. Your time on the Apprentice Scheme will be spent mainly in Port Talbot, with some travel to other sites may be required

Engineering Higher Apprenticeship

An Engineering higher apprenticeship within Tata Steel offers an exciting training programme in varied environments and locations.
Our higher apprenticeship 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.
We have Engineering higher apprentice opportunities within the following engineering disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Controllers 
  • Refractory Engineering
512_Michael Healey_V2

Laboratories Higher Apprenticeships

Our Laboratory Higher Apprentice programme is ideal for those who want to continue to learn, while gaining on the job, hands on experience in a post A Level (or equivalent) environment.
Our Laboratory Higher Apprentices will work within our Technical laboratories function, which supports the steel manufacturing process from start to finish, supporting the business in fulfilling its environmental commitments and ensuring that products meet and exceed our customers’ exacting needs. The roles are varied but the challenge is always the same: to maintain and deliver a timely and accurate testing service that supports internal and external customers, which is capable of meeting current and future testing needs. Technical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, underpinning areas including quality assurance, laboratory management, non-destructive testing, metallurgical investigations, environmental sampling & testing, physical properties testing and chemistry analysis.

BrionyMorgan_V2

Manufacturing Management Higher Apprenticeships

A Manufacturing Higher Apprenticeship within Tata Steel offers an exciting training programme in varied environments and locations. 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.

512_EmilyLewis_V2

Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress

Stage 1 - Application Form

You must apply online for all vacancies.

You can complete your application during one session, or you can log in and out of your account at your convenience and complete the forms in stages if you wish. Please ensure that you apply before the closing date.

Important Hints and Tips
Please complete all parts of the application form. 
Don’t forget the quality of your application is the first impression the company will have of you, therefore, before you submit your application please ensure the following:

•    All sections are completed thoroughly and accurately.
•    Spelling and grammar is correct.  
•    All sections of the supporting information section are completed.
•    All personal details such as mobile telephone numbers, landlines and addresses are completed thoroughly and accurately.

Throughout the selection process we will contact you via the email address that you register with. Please ensure that the email address supplied is accurate.

Short-listing Criteria
Short-listing will be conducted via the following criteria:


•    The strength and quality of responses given in the supporting evidence section of the application form.
•    The strength and quality of responses given in the work experience section of the application form.
•    You have obtained the minimum entry qualification requirements.
•    Following the Application Deadline, candidates should be informed of the outcome of their application within 2 weeks.


Stage 2 – Online Aptitude Tests

Should you be successful following the short-listing of the application forms, you will be invited via email to complete a series of online general aptitude tests.

You will only be able to complete the aptitude tests once. Please make sure you have done the practice tests before completing the real thing. Please ensure you are in a quiet room with no distractions.

Once we have reviewed all the test scores, should you meet our criteria you will be invited to the next stage of our selection process. Should you be successful and invited to undertake the aptitude tests it is essential that you complete these tests within the given timescale. Following completion of online tests, candidates should be informed of the outcome within two weeks.

Stage 3 – Interview

Should you be successful at the general aptitude test stage, you will be invited to attend an interview.

This interview will be a Strength Based and Function Specific. You will receive an email with the time and date of your interview. Alternative arrangements will only be made in extenuating circumstances. 
 

Manual
Apprenticeships in South Wales
Apprenticeships in South Wales

South Wales is a major operational hub for Tata Steel and we offer apprenticeships in our three sites, which are Port Talbot, Trostre in Llanelli and Llanwern in Newport.

Port Talbot

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Engineering ( Mechanical, Electrical and Project Controllers)
  • Refractories Engineering
  • Laboratory 
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Procurement 

Apprenticeships

  • Electrical 
  • Laboratory  
  • Mechanical 
  • Finance 

Llanelli (Trostre)

Apprenticeships 

  • Mechanical 
  • Electrical 

Newport (Llanwern):

Apprenticeships

  • Electrical 
  • Mechanical 
  • Manufacturing 
512_Michael Healey_V2

Package and benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • nationally recognised qualifications;
  • employment opportunities and progression;
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • the opportunity to progress

 

 

Manual
Apprenticeships in North Wales
Apprenticeships in North Wales

Shotton

On our Shotton site we offer three IET/IMechE accredited apprenticeship opportunities within Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering and Laboratory, these cover opportunities in the two business units Tata Steel Colors and Tata Steel Buildings Systems. These include opportunities to specialise in mechanical, electrical, process, laboratory or machinist disciplines. It’s an opportunity to be part of an apprenticeship where you can learn and study towards an NVQ L3 and BTEC L3 qualifications whilst gaining invaluable practical work experience. Following successful completion of your apprenticeship there are opportunities to further your academic career.

Requirements

To be eligible for our Apprentice Programme you must have achieved, or be expecting to achieve, 5 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

For the Laboratory apprenticeship the entry requirements are 3 A levels at grade C or above, including a science based subject, or a BTEC L3 in a science discipline.

 
Apprenticeships

 
Manufacturing Apprenticeships 

Manufacturing Apprenticeship is 2.5yrs in duration, you will be employed by Tata Steel Colors and will attend Coleg Cambria part time for two years on a day release basis, completing BTEC L3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and NVQ L3 in Performing Industries Operations.

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time position with Tata Steel Colors based on one of the Manufacturing process lines.

To apply for one of our manufacturing apprenticeships please go to https://www.cambria.ac.uk/job-shop/  or email for further details enquiries@cambria.ac.uk / paul.roberts@tatasteeleurope.com

 
Engineering Apprenticeships

Engineering Apprenticeship is 3.5yrs in duration, you will be employed by Tata Steel Colors or Tata Steel Building Systems and will attend TTE full time for two years.

From your third year you will be based on site at Shotton whilst continuing your apprenticeship and NVQ L3 in Process Engineering Maintenance. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time position within Tata Steel on the Shotton site.

During years 1 and 2 you will be based at TTE and will study for the following qualifications:

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering;
Level 2 Functional skills;
RoSPA H&S Basic Certificate;
 

To apply or find out more for one of our engineering apprenticeships please go to  http://www.tteltd.co.uk/apprenticeships/how-to-apply/or email enquiries@ttetraining.ltd.uk.

Laboratory Apprenticeships  

Laboratory Apprenticeship is 2.5yrs in duration, you will be employed by Tata Steel Colors and will attend TTE full time for one year.

From your second year you will be based on site at Shotton whilst continuing your apprenticeship and education.

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time position within Technical on the Shotton site

During your apprenticeship you will study for the following qualifications:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities
BTEC HNC in Applied Chemistry
Level 2 Functional skills
RoSPA H&S Basic Certificate.
 

Training Providers

TTE

TTE is a leading training provider that offers training on behalf of a range of companies in the metals, chemical, petrochemical, process, power, paper, pharmaceutical, nuclear and oil and gas industries throughout the North West. TTE provide a three and a half year multi skilled apprenticeship which is a work based training programme where you gain both practical experience at the TTE training centre based in Ellesmere Port and on site at Tata Steel in Shotton. During this time you will have the opportunity to study for nationally recognised qualifications.

https://www.tteltd.co.uk/

Coleg Cambria

Coleg Cambria is one of the highest performing colleges in Wales, rated Excellent by Estyn. Working in partnership with over 1,000 employers, the college offers vast apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities with strong links to local employment. Coleg Cambria is based in Connah’s Quay in North Wales, only 3 miles from the Shotton site.

https://www.cambria.ac.uk/

Package and Benefits

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development.

There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

  • The opportunity to earn while you learn;
  • Nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Employment opportunities and progression;
  • Ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
  • The opportunity to progress

 

BrionyMorgan_V2

     

    Manual
    Apprenticeships in East Midlands
    Apprenticeships in East Midlands

    Corby

    Corby Works, located in Northamptonshire in the heart of England manufactures approximately 250,000 tonnes per year of thin-wall welded tube from steel strip for use in a range of applications, including construction, lifting and excavating, and energy and power market sectors.

    Within Corby we recruit apprentices into both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

    Engineering Apprenticeships  

    The Engineering apprenticeship scheme at Corby is an in-depth programme providing you with the skills and expertise required to become an electrical or mechanical engineer. An apprentice in Electrical will study the uses of electricity and equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication systems. A Mechanical apprentice will design, build, install and maintain mechanical machinery, components and tools. As a Tata Steel apprentice you will learn how to identify different components, learn how they work and how to maintain them on plant.

    Manufacturing Apprenticeships

    Our Manufacturing function plays a vital role in our business. 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.

    Package and benefits

    The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

    • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
    • nationally recognised qualifications;
    • employment opportunities and progression;
    • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
    • the opportunity to progress
    512_EmilyLewis_V2
    Manual
    Apprenticeships in West Midlands
    Apprenticeships in West Midlands

    Wednesfield

    Our Steelpark site in Wednesfield is home to our large distribution centre. The site is home to an Automotive Service Centre, Slitting Centre, Light Gauge and Profiling Centre and employs around 600 employees. We will soon be looking to recruit Customer Services and Manufacturing apprentices to be part of this large-scale logistics hub.

    Commercial Apprenticeships

    The Commercial Apprentice roles will spend time in the different teams within Distribution based at Steelpark. They will learn about a range of operational areas to gain a full overview of processes within the business. The main part of the apprenticeship will be spent in the Sales and Customer Services teams to help them develop the required knowledge and skills to deal with customer enquiries and support the Sales team.


    Manufacturing Apprenticeships

    The Manufacturing Apprentices will undertake a range of duties to support the manufacturing operations. They will work within the different operating businesses to learn all about the varied processes within Steelpark. Working within the manufacturing teams to support the delivery of team objectives, the apprentices will also contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

    Package and benefits

    The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

    • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
    • nationally recognised qualifications;
    • employment opportunities and progression;
    • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
    • the opportunity to progress
    512_SarahPassmore_V3
    Manual
    Apprenticeships in the North East
    Apprenticeships in the North East

    Apprenticeships at  Hartlepool

    Hartlepool 20” Pipe Mill is located in the North East of England, with an annual production capacity to produce 220,000 tonnes of tube products for the construction, engineering and energy and power markets.

    At our Hartlepool site we will be recruiting apprentices into our engineering function, specialising in Mechanical fitting and Fabrication.

    Mechanical Fitting & Fabrication Apprenticeships

    Our Mechanical craft 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. You will maintain, install & build a huge range of machines, ensuring that high performance is maintained and that the highest safety standards are met.

    Package and benefits

    The apprenticeship programme offers a range of financial and other benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. There is significant salary increases each year during the apprenticeship. The package includes:

    • the opportunity to earn while you learn;
    • nationally recognised qualifications;
    • employment opportunities and progression;
    • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry;
    • the opportunity to progress
    512_Michael Healey_V2

     

     

    Manual
    Our People
    APPRENTICES

    Bryony Morgan - Higher Technical Apprentice

    BrionyMorgan_V2

    Michael Healy - Works Engineer, Former Engineering Apprentice

    512_Michael Healey_V2

    Jack Cullinane - Finance Apprentice

    512_JackCullinane_V2

    Emily Lewis - Higher Manufacturing Apprentice

    512_EmilyLewis_V2

    Sarah Passmore - Global Account Manager, Commercial

    512_SarahPassmore_V3