Manufacturing Apprentice Hartlepool – Tata Steel – Hartlepool

Tata Steel

Job Title: Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Location: Hartlepool (TS25)

Salary: Start at apprentice minimum wage

Length of Apprenticeship: 2/3 years

Closing Date: Sunday 19th March


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.


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.


Apply today and let’s make the difference together.


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The Role

Our manufacturing function plays a vital role in our business. Working closely with colleagues in and beyond manufacturing to ensure that plant performance is optimised and that production targets are achieved. This involves operating at pace, with precision and to accurate technical guidelines.

The roles are varied – you will be involved with all elements associated with manufacturing including; health & safety, quality, customer focus, production efficiency, planning and technical areas.

With hard work and dedication, successful candidates will become fully functioning Team Members over the two-year period and be able to perform a range of Manufacturing duties. Beyond this milestone, candidates with the aspiration and potential can continue their development and become our Senior Operators or Team Leaders of the future.  



The Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship will be a 2/3 year programme, where you will study for a NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations, a Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a Btec ONC (with possibility of leading to a HNC) at college.

The course will use blended learning through knowledge, skills and application at both college and on site. Year 1 will be full time at college. Year 2 will be a mix of day release and shift work on site at Tata in Hartlepool.



The Candidate

To be considered for our Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programme you will need to have 5 GCSEs or equivalent (including English Language, Maths & Science) at C/4 Grade or above.

Applicants should preferably have knowledge of the products we produce. 

Basic IT skills are desirable.

Also a clean driving licence would be advantageous.

We are looking for individuals with a good mix of the following qualities:

  • Positive attitude to learning
  • Reliability and good time-keeping
  • Ability to get on with others
  • Team working ability
  • An interest in Engineering/Manufacturing
  • Ability to work shifts
  • Practical hobbies
  • Determination to succeed


In order to be considered for this position, you must be able to provide during the selection process evidence of the qualifications specified.



The Benefits

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

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Employment opportunities and career progression
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 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 (10% employer contribution / 6% employee contribution)
  • Discounted shopping with various local and national retailers and services including Vodafone, Nandos, Virgin Holidays, Jaguar Land Rover, ASOS.
  • Free onsite parking at all of our sites
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – subject to business performance



The Business 

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top 10 steel producers. with approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group 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

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