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Date: 09-Feb-2019

Location: Port Talbot, South Wales, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title: Procurement Higher Apprenticeship

Location: Port Talbot

Salary: £15,750

Length of Apprenticeship: 2 years

About us:

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.

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



You’ll need to have 5 GCSEs or equivalent (including English, Maths and Science) at Grades A* - C or level 4 - 9


 3 A’ Levels or equivalent at Grades A* – C.


Procurement Apprenticeship Programme Summary:

Professional Procurement training.

During the 2 year apprenticeship programme you will follow a rotation plan, gaining knowledge and experience within the two areas of Procurement, which includes: Category Management and Operations.


Package and benefits

As well as your starting salary of £15,750, Tata Steel offers a very competitive package - that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. This includes:

  • nationally recognised qualifications 
  • employment opportunities and progression
  • ongoing Tata Steel training, which has built a reputation as one of the best within the industry.
  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted shopping with various local and national retailers and services including Vodafone, Nandos, Virgin Holidays, Jaguar Land Rover, asos.


    Applications will close on Sunday 10th March 2019.


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