Job Title: Commercial Apprentice
Location: Steelpark, Wednesfield
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 gain experience across the commercial function at the Steelpark Service Centre. This could include disciplines such as sales, customer services, business development, pricing and procurement. Our expectation is that we provide a platform for our apprentices to learn and develop and achieve their full potential.
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 with the qualities that align to our Tata values of Unity, Responsibility, Integrity, Understanding and Excellence.We want people who:
Commercial Apprenticeship Overview
These roles will initially rotate through various business processes, including sales, customer service, business development, pricing and procurement to enable the apprentices to develop a robust knowledge of our 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 commercial role.
They will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge on the company products and processes, whilst also gaining an appreciation of commercial considerations and skills required to perform in our organisation. The apprentice will be involved with, but not exclusively:
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: