British Steel is undertaking the biggest transformation in its history – and there are now opportunities to be part of it.

The company is on the lookout for 40 new apprentices to join its business in Scunthorpe and Teesside.

The successful applicants will enrol on three-year training programmes for Engineering roles (Mechanical, Electrical and Fabrication & Welding Trades) and technical positions.

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Heather Bateman, Early Careers Advisor, said: “We have a rich history of recruiting apprentices into our business, so we’re delighted to be maintaining this tradition. The successful candidates will get first-class training from our highly-skilled employees and training partners, and be able to play a valuable role in the growth of our business.

“Our apprenticeships are ideal for those wanting to continue studying whilst gaining practical experience within the workplace.

“Apprentices will study towards a National Apprenticeship that will directly relate to the work they’re undertaking. They’ll be rewarded with a progressive salary and benefits package.”

Training will be delivered in partnership with North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and TTE on Teesside.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2022 and the successful candidates will join our business this September.

To apply, visit the British Steel recruitment site and search for ‘Apprenticeships’

British Steel has been making iron for 155 years and steel for 130. Now under the ownership of Jingye, one of China’s leading steelmakers, it is embarking on a major modernisation programme that will improve manufacturing operations, energy efficiency and environmental performance.

It manufactures more than 1,450 different specifications of steel that is rolled into wire rod, sections, special profiles, rail, billet, bloom and slab.

The company employ more than 4,000 people, around 300 of whom are in the Netherlands, with its headquarters at the steelworks in Scunthorpe where there are four blast furnaces – two of which are currently operational.

Other facilities include: Teesside Beam Mill, Lackenby; Special Profiles, Skinningrove; FN Steel, Netherlands; Port facility, Immingham Bulk Terminal; R&D centre, Sheffield; Associated distribution facilities in Newport and Dublin; Service centres in Teesside, Darlington and Lisburn and international sales offices.

The company recently announced £26m plans for a new service centre at Skinningrove, Redcar, which the company hopes will “ensure we remain a leading global manufacturer”.

David Hogg, Special Profiles Plant Manager, said: “These plans represent the biggest single investment in our Special Profiles business for more than 30 years and will ensure we remain a leading global manufacturer. If our plans are approved, we hope to start building works later this year with commissioning expected to start in August 2023.”

David Waine, British Steel’s Commercial Director for Special Profiles, said: “Since we announced the investment we have had nothing but positive feedback from current and prospective new customers.

“The plans will enable us to manufacture world-class products to the tightest of tolerances. They will also enable us to explore new growth opportunities for although our primary product offering would be for forklift mast production, we expect to be able to expand this to include other product applications too.”

The company’s special Profiles business makes components for a range of sectors including the forklift and earthmoving industries.


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