Technical Higher Apprenticeship Shotton

Date: 18 May 2024

Location: Shotton, North West including North Wales, GB

Company: Tata Steel

Job Description

Job Title: Laboratory Higher Apprenticeship

Business: Tata Steel, Colors

Location: Shotton, Flintshire, CH5 2NH

Salary: Year 1 £17,963 (Annual salary reviews subject to satisfactory performance and progression through the apprentice scheme.)

Length of Apprenticeship: 2.5 years

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024



At Tata Steel we believe that our strength is not just in our steel, but the diversity of our workforce. Our people make the difference.



Make a Tangible Impact

At Shotton we offer IET accredited apprenticeship opportunities within laboratories. These include an opportunity to be part of an apprenticeship where you can learn and study towards an NVQ and HNC whilst gaining invaluable practical work experience.

For Laboratory apprenticeships there is a 1 year full time program at TTE, with one day a week at college studying HNC. 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.

Employed by Tata Steel you 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.


During your apprenticeship you will work towards:

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


Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a one year fixed term contract with Tata Steel, with the aim of progressing into a permanent role after that.



We See Your Potential

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 Language, Maths and Science


3 A levels at grade C or above or equivalent, including a science based subject



What We Can Offer You

As well as your starting salary you will also be eligible for a wide variety of benefits including:

  • One of the UK’s leading defined contribution pension schemes
  • 35 days’ holiday
  • 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



Why us?

Steel has been successfully processed on the Tata Steel site at Shotton in North Wales for more than 120 years. The profitable and cash generative plant produces a wide range of world-class galvanised and pre-finished (painted) steel building systems, which supplies the construction, domestic appliance and manufactured goods markets amongst others. Shotton has developed a number of unique, technically advanced and high value products and services for customers in the UK and throughout Europe.

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. The combined group has an annual aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 33 million tonnes with 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.

Sustainability is at the very heart of what we do and we are dedicated to managing our operations responsibly and to continuously improving our performance. Innovating for tomorrow, making a positive impact today.


Tata Steel in the UK is committed to our ambition of reducing energy consumption and to becoming a carbon neutral steelmaker by 2045, to find out more about our journey click here: Stoves cooking less carbon – YouTube

To learn more about who we are and what we can offer our future employees, please click on the link to watch the following video: Tata Steel – A place you can thrive – YouTube 

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