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Date: 11-Jun-2019

Location: Hartlepool, North East, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title:             International Post Graduate

Business:            Downstream Operations

Location:             Hartlepool

Salary:                 £30,000                   

Start Date:           October 2019


We currently have the opportunity to recruit a high achieving Post Graduate onto our International Post Graduate Programme, commencing in Autumn 2019. The primary location for this candidate will be at our Tubes site in Hartlepool.

Our International Post Graduate Programme here at Tata Steel offers you the unique opportunity of working and participating in our Fast Track development programme across our Down Stream Operations in Europe. As a Post Graduate on the 2 year programme, you will be challenged in your work from the very beginning, holding direct responsibility within a team of professionals and having the opportunity to make a concrete contribution to our operational processes and improvement programs. You will be a direct partner for senior management.

The Role

We offer an exciting rotational programme in which you will  execute projects within 4 different  business units within Tata Steel Europe. You will be part of an international group of colleagues whereby you will develop your skills both personally and professionally. On completion of the programme,  you will have developed a broad view of the business and built an international network within the company. You will progress into a role  within either manufacturing , technical or engineering in line with your development stage and located at the same place from where you started your journey.


Throughout the Programme, you will Lead a number of complex,  technical projects aimed at improving product quality, cost control and increasing customer satisfaction.

These key projects have been identified for you and are really important to our business, but we also expect you to take the initiative to identify improvements. In order to be able to carry out these process improvements, you would liaise with relevant stakeholders on site. The great thing about this opportunity, is not only do you get to identify and talk about the improvement opportunities, but you will also implement them.


The Candidate

In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following:

  • Educated to Degree standard ( 2:1 as a minimum) and ideally hold a Masters level qualification in one of the following disciplines: Metallurgy, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical studies.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Team working capabilities and high personal initiative
  • Experience abroad (desirable)
  • Willingness to work for approximately 6 months at different production areas in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany or France
  • Work permit for Europe
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in another language would be beneficial to your application.
  • Prior experience in a complex business, either as part of your studies, or post-graduation.

The Benefits

Our Programme is pretty demanding, but you’ll get a lot from us in return:

  • You will receive mentoring by a senior manager, giving you access to a wealth of experience and rapidly expanding your network
  • In addition to your day to day guidance of you will receive peer group coaching and  you will be assigned a Talent Manager, who will meet you on regular basis to discuss your performance and development.
  • You will be trained alongside other members of the international programme.
  • You will work at 4 departments at least within the Downstream operations hub ( Packaging, Plating, Tubes and Colors) 
  • You will learn first-hand from your colleagues on what it’s like to work in our Downstream Operations.
  • The programme consists of on-the-job training as well as a structured training and development plan which will not only enhance your professional capabilities but also your personal skills. 
  • After two years, you will be ready for the next step of your journey at the department where you started with us. Together with your Talent Manager, we will identify your next challenge within our Downstream operations organisation.

Tata Steel UK also offers their employees significant benefits packages. For this role, you will benefit from:

  • A market competitive salary
  • 35 days holidays per annum
  • Company Bonus
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
  • Private Healthcare
  • Annual Pay Review

Employee discount scheme for companies including Vodafone, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover and also various local services

You may be also interested to know that we have an extensive list of lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, free onsite parking at all of our sites, an employee assistance programme as well as discounts with local and national retailers and services.

Application procedure 

We aim to provide you with a thorough, efficient recruitment process and if all goes well, you will be joining the programme when it commences in October 2019.

If your application progresses through the shortlisting procedure, then it will progress through the following steps:

  • The assessment procedure starts with an online assessment.
  • Assuming you successfully pass the assessment, one of our Recruiters will reach out to setup a telephone interview.
  • If you are a good fit for Tata Steel, you’ll then interview with your future manager and you’ll even get a site tour carried out by one of our current employees on the programme.
  • If both conversations are positive, the final stage will be to be meet one of our board-members.


The Business

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.

Our Downstream Operations Hub consists of four businesses: Packaging, Tubes, Plating and Colors.

The Corby site is the primary location for this business, and is home to our Tubes business. Tubes is a leading manufacturer of hot finished and cold formed welded steel tubular products. We supply a wide range of hot finished and cold formed steel tubular products. We are customer focused and all of our manufacturing plants supply products for more than one sector. The three main market sectors for the Tubes business are: automotive, construction structures and Energy. The business units are situated in Oosterhout in the Netherlands and Corby in the UK.


Closing Date for Applications: 11pm Monday 24th June 2019


Job Segment: Metallurgy, Engineer, Supply, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations

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