Job Title: Commercial Apprentice
Location: Llanwern, Newport
Length of apprenticeship: 2 years
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.
Tata Steel Distribution UK & Ireland (TSDUK&I) are part of Tata Steel Europe and based at the Steelpark in Wednesfield, it is the largest steel processing facility in the UK. TSDUK&I also have facilities in Llanwern, South Wales and Lisburn in Northern Ireland. Across the business we process all forms of strip steel products and manufacture components such as safety barriers.
The Commercial Apprenticeship roles will spend time in the different teams within Distribution based at Llanwern. They will learn about a range of operational areas to gain a full overview of processes within the business. The main part of the apprenticeship will be spent in the Sales and Customer Services teams to help them develop the required knowledge and skills to deal with customer enquiries and support the Sales team.
Candidates who have, or are expected to achieve, 5 GCSE or equivalent (including English, Maths and Science) at Grades A* - C or level 4-9, can apply.
We also look for people who:
Commercial Apprenticeship Overview:
These roles will initially rotate through various business processes, including customer services, production and transport planning, inventory control, commercial and business administration to enable the apprentices to develop a robust knowledge of the Distribution business and how it operates.
The apprentice will have a generic role designed to build their skills and knowledge with a view that at the end of the programme they will have developed sufficient capability to progress into a Customer Service or Commercial role.
They will develop skills and knowledge in the company products and processes, complaint handling and the operation of the supply chain whilst also gaining an appreciation of commercial considerations and skills. The apprentice will be involved with:
Commercial apprentices will study for a Business Administration qualification (Level 2) in year 1, which will progress to either a Business Administration level 3 or Customer Service level 2 qualification in year 2
Package and benefits
As well as a salary of £12,600 Tata Steel offers a very competitive package - that recognises your contribution to our business and supports you in your professional development. This includes: