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International Technical Development Programme (Oosterhout)

  • Type Job
  • Degree Master
  • Location Oosterhout, NetherlandsOosterhoutNLOosterhout
  • Posted
  • Start date
  • Deadline 14 April 2019
  • Full-time traineeship

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Responsibility and personal development as a technical project engineer within an international technical traineeship

What's your job?

Our International Technical Development Programme here at Tata Steel offers you the unique opportunity of working and participating in our Fast Track development programme. As a Technical Project Engineer on the 2 year programme, you will be challenged in your work from the very beginning. You will have direct responsibility within a team of professionals and have the opportunity to make a concrete contribution to our operational processes and improvement programs. You will be a direct partner for senior management.

We offer an exciting rotational programme in which you will  execute projects within 4 different  business units within Tata Steel Europe. You will be part of an international group of colleagues whereby you will develop your skills both personally and professionally. On completion of the programme,  you will have developed a broad view of the business and built an international network within the company. You will progress into a role  within either manufacturing , technical or engineering in line with your development stage and located at the same place from where you started your journey.

What exactly will you do?

We have identified key projects for you that are really important to our business, but we also expect you to take the initiative to identify improvements. In order to be able to carry out these process improvements, you would liaise with relevant stakeholders on site. The great thing about this opportunity, is not only do you get to identify and talk about the improvement opportunities, but you will also implement them.

Throughout the Programme, you will Lead a number of comple,  technical projects aimed at improving product quality, cost control and increasing customer satisfaction.

Is this you?

In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must have the following:

  • Educated to Degree standard ( 2:1 as a minimum) and ideally hold a Masters level qualification in one of the following disciplines:
  • Metallurgy, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other technical studies.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Team working capabilities and high personal initiative
  • Experience abroad
  • Willingness to work for approximately 6 months at different production areas in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany or France
  • Work permit for Europe
  • Both Dutch & English professional language skills (in speaking & writing)
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Prior experience in a complex business, either as part of your studies, or post-graduation.
  • Organisational experience during study
  • Maximum of 3 years of working experience

What do we offer?

Our Programme is pretty demanding, but you’ll get a lot from us in return:

  • You will receive mentoring by a senior manager, giving you access to a wealth of experience and rapidly expanding your network
  • In addition to your day to day guidance of you will receive peer group coaching and  you will be assigned a Talent Manager, who will meet you on regular basis to discuss your performance and development.
  • You will be trained alongside other members of the international programme.
  • You will work at 4 departments at least within the Downstream operations hub ( Packaging, Cogent, Tubes and Colors) 
  • You will learn first-hand from your colleagues on what it’s like to work in our Downstream Operations.
  • The programme consists of on-the-job training as well as a structured training and development plan which will not only enhance your professional capabilities but also your personal skills.  
  • After two years, you will be ready for the next step of your journey at the department where you started with us. Together with your Talent Manager, we will identify your next challenge within our Downstream operations organisation.

What's your department?

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. Through serving many demanding markets worldwide, including Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Products, Defence & Security, Energy & Power, Lifting & Excavating and Packaging, we understand that customer needs are different in each market.

The Downstream operations hub was introduced in January 2013, and consists of the four businesses: Tubes, Packaging and Colors.

Tata Steel Tubes is a leading manufacturer of hot finished and cold formed welded steel tubular products. We supply a wide range of hot finished and cold formed steel tubular products. We are customer focused and all of our manufacturing plants supply products for more than one sector. The three main market sectors for the Tubes business are: automotive, Infrastructure and Engineering. The business units are situated in Oosterhout, Zwijndrecht and Maastricht in the Netherlands and Corby and Hartlepool in the UK.

Packaging is a leading manufacturer of high quality packaging steels supplying the can-making industry worldwide. The business unit headquarters is based in IJmuiden, Netherlands, with other production plants in the Netherlands (IJmuiden), South Wales (Trostre) and Belgium (Duffel).

Tubes is a leading manufacturer of hot finished and cold formed welded steel tubular products. We supply a wide range of hot finished and cold formed steel tubular products. We are customer focused and all of our manufacturing plants supply products for more than one sector. The three main market sectors for the Tubes business are: automotive, Infrastructure and Engineering. The business units are situated in Oosterhout, Zwijndrecht and Maastricht in the Netherlands and Corby and Hartlepool in the UK.

Finally Colors is an international business manufacturing pre-finished steel for the building envelope, domestic appliances and manufactured goods markets. Umbrella names specific to individual markets encompass our products. Colorcoat® for the building envelope, Motiva® for domestic appliances Advantica™ for manufactured goods. Additional services focusing on flexibility and rapid delivery are available with selected products. Situated in  France in Maubeuge en in UK in Shotton. 

Apply or learn more?

Would you like to enrol in our Down Stream Operations Traineeship (starting October 1st). Apply through this website. In addition to your CV, we also ask you to add your motivation and grade lists. If you’re not interested in one of our Traineeships, but still want to know more about other career opportunities at Tata Steel, please contact Petra Dekker. She may also refer you internally to other colleagues for more information.

Application procedure: 

We aim to provide you with a fast and efficient recruitment process. This means that, if all goes well, within 6 weeks you can already have your badge and call yourself one of our new Improvement Consultants.

  1. The application procedure starts with an assessment.
  2. Assuming you did an amazing job at this assessment, one of our Campus Recruiters will reach out to setup an interview. During this interview at our HQ in IJmuiden we’ll determine if you’re a good fit for our organisation.
  3. If you are a good fit for Tata Steel, you’ll speak with your future manager and you’ll even get a company tour done by one of the current trainees.
  4. If both conversations are positive, the final stage will be to be meet one of our board-members.
  5. This final stage will determine if we can welcome you as one of our new colleagues.

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