Apprenticeships with Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Apprenticeship programme includes Engineering and Business Apprenticeships throughout its UK locations. Through the Tata Steel Apprenticeship programme, the company employs over 300 Apprentices across their various sites. The company also 80 Graduate Trainees in various roles.

Tata Steel is one of Europe’s leading steel producers, with steelmaking in Port Talbot, Wales, and IJmuiden, Netherlands, as well as manufacturing plants across Europe. Furthermore, Tata Steel is the largest steel company in the UK.

The company also supplies almost 50% of UK carmakers’ steel requirements. Tata Steel is the only UK steel company with significant domestic R&D activity, with a research facility in Warwick and another under development in Swansea.

Tata Steel has invested £1.5 billion in its UK business since 2007, and investments are ongoing to improve manufacturing capability, enabling the production of advanced steels in various UK locations. The company’s key areas of business are:

Tata Steel sells 35% of its UK-made steel to the automotive industry, and suppliers almost 50% of UK carmakers’s steel requirements – including body panels, chassis components and wheels. The company supplies high-value automotive steels to manufacturers like BMW, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, as well as to customers in mainland Europe and elsewhere.

Furthermore, UK annual car production is forecast to exceed 2 million vehicles in the next 5 years – a near doubling of its low point in 2009. As a result, demand for Tata Steel’s UK-made automotive steels is also increasing and forecast to grow further.

In addition, sales to the Construction industry represents 30% of Tata Steel’s UK sales. Tata Steel supplyies a range of advanced steels for the construction industry, including insulated panels, facades, structural roof and floor decking, as well as products for wall and roof cladding systems.

The company’s products play a huge part in sustainable building projects and can significantly reduce energy use. Colorcat Renew SW for example converts solar radiation to usable heat energy. In addition, the company’s steel supports some of the world’s most sustainable buildings, including the Heron Tower in London. Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, has 87 floors with 1,000 tonnes of steel from Tata Steel’s plant in Shotton, North Wales.

The Packaging Industry represents 10% of Tata Steel’s UK sales, supplying steel worldwide to manufacturers of food and beverage cans, as well as paint and aerosol containers. Products include the innovative Protact laminated steel which locks in food’s freshness. Steel is the most recycled packaging material and can be used and recycled infinitely with no loss  of quality.

Energy and Power
Through long-term partnerships with Shell, Chevron, Total and others, Tata Steel also supplies world-class pipe products around the globe for deep-water pipelines in places like the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and the North Sea. More than 80% of products are exported.


In addition to the Tata Steel Apprenticeship roles below, Tata Steel also offers a range of Graduate Jobs throughout the UK:

Tata Steel Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Apprenticeship programme offers a range of different Technical and Business roles across its UK operations, including:

Port Talbot

  • Finance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Laboratory
  • Material Science Higher Apprenticeship

Llanelli (Trostre)

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Material Science Higher Apprenticeship

Newport (Llanwern & Orb):

  • Customer Services
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Laboratory
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Caerphilly (Catnic):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Toolmaker

Education Requirements for Tata Steel

To apply for a Tata Steel Apprenticeship, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

Engineering, Commercial and Customer Service Apprenticeships:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent (including English, Maths and Science) at C Grade or better

Finance Apprenticeships:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent (including English, Maths and Science) at C Grade or better
  • 3 A’ Levels or equivalent at C Grade or above (preferably in relevant subjects)
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Tata Steel?

The Tata Steel Apprenticeship programme advertises for Apprenticeships as required depending on the location.

Candidates should refer to the Tata Steel Apprenticeship website for details of application dates for specific roles.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Tata Steel register now:

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