Work Placement / Internship

Technical Annual Placement

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Why Tata Steel?

There are few organisations can offer the scale, complexity and diversity of career opportunities that you will find at Tata Steel.

If you want an opportunity to test your academic knowledge and training in a practical, professional setting, Tata Steel can offer a fantastic learning experience. Our placement programme offers undergraduates the chance to develop hands-on commercial experience in a complex and large-scale professional setting. It’s a chance to work on real life projects and take on personal responsibility for delivering high quality outcomes. But you can also be confident that you’ll have considerable support and encouragement from a highly experienced team, who are experts in their fields.

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 together.

What do we do?

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.

In Europe we are one of the largest steel producers. But it’s not just our size that sets us apart. What makes us different is our approach to business. We believe our strength is how we build collaborative relationships that create new success for our customers

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 projects fosters creativity and allows potential to be fulfilled.

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. The team is made up of highly skilled, imaginative individuals, who help us to develop and improve the steel making process and enhance our capability to produce high value, high quality steel. From interpreting customer and end user requirements to chemical and metallurgical analysis and new product development, the variety of experiences here is unlike any other company.

More than steel

Take a look at what we do. Together we make the difference!

What do we offer?

As well as your starting salary £16,000 per annum, you will also be eligible for a wide variety of benefits including:

  • 35 days’ holiday pro annum pro rata.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • CSR / volunteering opportunities.
  • Discounted shopping with various local and national retailers and services including Vodafone, Nandos, Virgin Holidays, Jaguar Land Rover, asos.
  • A business and social networking platform for young professionals to develop in fun and energetic activities in and outside of work .
  • Tata Steel sponsorship, a cash reward for performing to a high level during your placement and returning to the company in a graduate role.

What are we looking for?

You must be on track to achieve at least a 2:1 Degree in Materials Engineering; Metallurgy, Chemistry or physics.

Driven, passionate and tenacious, your strong sense of personal accountability is bolstered by your eye for the bigger picture. Outstanding problem-solving skills and the ability to inspire trust and build engagement are also essential.

As part of a global organisation, it’s vital that you understand and engage with our culture.

We’re passionate about achievement, excellence and breakthrough thinking, and people at every level here have a thirst for development their knowledge. You’ll embrace change with enthusiasm, take ownership of issues and inspire others towards a culture of innovation.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £16,000 p.a. + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Port Talbot (Wales) or Llanwern (Newport)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Physics

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