Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship – Tata Steel – Hartlepool

Tata Steel

Job Title: Mechanical Fitting Maintenance Apprenticeship

Location: Hartlepool (TS25 2EG)

Length of Apprenticeship: 4 years

Salary: Year 1 & Year 2 £10,021, Year 3 £15,190 plus 27.5% shift allowance, Year 4 £20,645 plus 27.5% shift allowance – (yearly salaries will be made equivalent to apprentice national minimum wage )

Closing Date: Sunday 19th March 2023

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.

The Role

Our Mechanical Engineers operate on a scale and precision not even imagined by many other sectors. This is an opportunity to play a crucial role in the life cycle management of our unique equipment. You will maintain, install and build a huge range of machines, ensuring that high performance is maintained and that the highest safety standards are met.

Exposure to duties will include the use of a computer based maintenance & stores system, isolation / making safe equipment, following prescribed preventative maintenance routines, responding to breakdown situations and applying continuous improvement techniques work.

This covers a wide range of disciplines and equipment including:

  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Conveyance & pipe handling equipment
  • Pumping, Quenching and Descaling systems
  • Automated cutting & milling equipment
  • Over Head Cranes & mobile plant
  • Pressure Testing
  • Gas fired re-heat furnaces
  • Universal skills gained are:
  • Application of Lifting & Pressure system regulations
  • Inspection and Plant Condition Monitoring (Plant Maintenance)
  • Fault finding and diagnosis
  • Testing and Calibrations
  • Slinging, Rigging & Transportation
  • Small fabrication skills, welding and burning
  • Basic Electricals and understanding of IET Regulations
  • The Apprenticeship

    The successful candidate will be joining an established 4 year apprenticeship training program using nationally recognized qualification, leading to an “Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship”

    The four year period will consist of:

    Year 1: Full time College Study (Level 2 & 3)

    Year 2: College Study & Day Release on site,

    Year 3&4: Onsite shift-working with one day release to college. This includes a rotation within different departments/functions.

    Apprentices are encouraged to enhance their Year 3 & 4 studies by completing an HNC in Mechanical Engineering

    Experience will include aspects of:

  • Maintenance Engineering & Planning
  • Environmental & Energy Awareness
  • H&S Working (IOSH)
  • Continuous Improvement techniques
  • The Candidate

    You must have, as minimum, 6 GCSE’s, grades A* – C or grade 4 – 9, two GCSE’s must be at Grade B in Mathematics and one STEM Subject, four GCSE’s must be at Grade C and include English Language

    It is essential you have:

  • a genuine interest in Engineering and Manufacturing, showing a passion for this type of work.
  • strong communication and listening skills
  • qualities that will fit into our way of thinking; include passion, drive, enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to adapt to new challenges.
  • We are looking for innovative minds and skills that go beyond just pure academic ability in order to drive change and really make a difference.

    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.

    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. 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.

    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.

    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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