Manufacturing Trainee

Date Posted: 13 days ago
Salary: £19,091 a year
Port Talbot+1 location

Job Description

Job Title: Manufacturing Trainee

Business: Tata Steel Strip Products UK

Location: Port Talbot, South Wales

Starting Salary: £19,091 (raising to £20,878 on completion of 12 weeks probation) + Benefits and Shift Allowance if applicable

Contract Type: Initial 2 year Fixed Term Contract (conversion to permanent position on successful completion of 2 years)

Closing Date: 11:00pm 4th October 2021

The Role

Over the next 12 months, we are looking to recruit a number of Manufacturing Trainee positions that have arisen at our Port Talbot site. We are current looking to recruit a number of positions to support various works areas at the plant. As part of the Trainee programme, you will initially be employed on a 2 year Fixed Term Contract. On successful completion of the 2 year traineeship, you will then be considered for a permanent, Operator role.

Manufacturing Trainees are responsible for their own safety and the safe operation of their area. They report to the Team Leader on a shift basis and are responsible for supporting all aspects of the operations to ensure shift team objectives and ultimately customer excellence is achieved. Within the role, you will ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with local and works procedures in order to provide a safe working environment.

As a trainee you will have responsibility for:

  • Health and safety performance adhering to the works procedures and involvement in various safety improvement activities.
  • Having sufficient competence and flexibility to work in any of the Manufacturing areas when required
  • Operation of equipment within their work area to defined procedures to achieve agreed objectives.
  • Involvement in line operations, which can involve operation of cranes and mobile plant and equipment.
  • Aspects of the job may include manual handling and working at height.
  • Use of IT Systems including SAP for recording and reporting purposes.
  • Involvement in continuous improvement activity.
  • Participation in audits / checks, ensuring compliance with work procedures and set quality standard
  • Liaising with functions including transport, packing and others to ensure efficient material flow


Applicants will ideally be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent and experience of working within a manufacturing environment would be preferred.
Basic IT skills are essential and knowledge of the works computer system (SAP) is desirable.
Candidates for these roles will demonstrate good team working skills and abilities. They should have problem solving skills and decision-making capability and will be self-starters who can demonstrate a proactive attitude to work and a willingness to learn. Applicants should also possess a drive to achieve the objectives / targets of the department and have strong communication skills.
Within these roles, Trainees will be required to complete and pass an NVQ Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations.
The ability to be mobile around the site is essential.
Please note all successful applicants will be invited to attend an online assessment at our Port Talbot site shortly after the closing date.

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. Tata Steel is 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 Strip Products UK manufactures hot-rolled, cold-rolled and metallic-coated strip steels and provides solutions in product design, processing technologies and management of the supply chain. We work closely with our customers to help them obtain the best results from our products. Our business aims to lead the market with the best products and services and we work continuously to improve them.

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