1. ITV Report

Tata hires new recruits for future steelwork making in the UK

Tata Steel has recruited almost 100 people to invest in the future of steelwork making in the UK.

Tata Steel has hired apprentices and graduates in the recruitment.

The jobs will be made up of apprentice training and graduate schemes from Llanwern and Trostre and Port Talbot to Shotton.

It means Tata Steel now has nearly 300 apprentices and more than 60 graduates in the UK.

A total of 60 new apprentices and 28 new graduates have joined the company. Credit: PA

It’s vital we invest in skills and new talent for the future as part of our development of a sustainable business.

These new apprentices and graduates will be our engineers and leaders of the future, supporting our focus on supplying high-quality and innovative steel products for manufacturers in the UK and around the world.

I look forward to watching our new cohort as they develop their skills and careers.

– Huw Mathias, Training Delivery Manager, Tata Steel

Two graduates who have joined the company studied chemical engineering at Swansea University and recently started work in Port Talbot in a team which is looking for further cost savings in steelmaking and gaining more value from waste products.

I applied for the graduate scheme off the back of my positive experience in Llanwern – I spent a year there working part-time on projects around the galvanising line.

This helped show me how many opportunities there are in the company.

– Michael Venn, 23

I wanted to work for Tata Steel because there’s so much going on in the company – it’s real engineering.

But beyond that, there’s a chance to work for a company that makes a difference in the community – it’s such a big part of the local economy and a brilliant challenge to be part of supporting that.

– Steve Jones, 35

A total of 60 new apprentices and 28 new graduates have joined the company and are taking up roles across all of Tata Steel’s sites in the UK.