Apprenticeships

Apprentice steel worker.

Earn while you learn with British Steel

Our apprenticeships are for students who are taking, or have completed, their GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications), and would like to continue studying whilst gaining practical experience within the workplace.

You will study towards qualifications that will be directly applied to the work you will be undertaking. On top of this we'll reward you with a progressive salary and benefits package. 

Our apprenticeships are well established within the business with many of our current employees starting their careers this way. 

Applications for Scunthorpe will in open in November 2017.

For information about apprenticeships in Teesside please contact rebecca.lowery@britishsteel.co.uk.

British Steel Apprenticeships - providing you with the perfect blend of learning to accelerate your career

  • Our apprenticeships are perfect if you want to continue learning in a practical environment post GCSE
  • Each year we recruit passionate people onto our apprenticeship development programmes and many of our current employees started their careers this way
  • Our apprenticeship development programme gives you the opportunity to take control of your own development and career progression whilst simultaneously making a real impact on our business' success
  • During the programme you will gain great practical experience in your chosen discipline, learning key skills such as communication, team-working and IT as well as excellent life skills
  • Disciplines available include: electrical, mechanical, structural and business, IT, finance, commercial (functions)
  • Programme length is 3 years for engineering and 2 years for functions. The first year for engineers will be spent in the apprentice training centre on site in Scunthorpe and the further 2 years will be plant-based
  • Functional apprentices will attend college in Scunthorpe 1 day per week during their programme

The most important thing to us is your attitude! We want passionate, hard-working and ambitious people to join our team. You must have strong communication skills, be able to work within diverse teams and embrace change. We need you to continually seek to improve the business and yourself.

We require you to be working towards, or hold a minimum of, 5 GCSEs grade C (4) or above including maths, English Language and science for all apprenticeships.

Apprentice salaries start from £7,369, with a steep progression over the course of your programme. In addition to your salary, we’ll fully fund your qualifications; a significant investment in your career development. 

We also offer you a great package of benefits, in conjunction with a fantastic training and development programme:  

  • 35 days' holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Paid membership to your professional body plus access to a professional mentor
  • Annual awards event
  • Entry into pension scheme
  • Opportunity to join our social facilities
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounts at local businesses
  • Reward and recognition
  • All safety clothing provided
  • Onsite medical facility

Our recruitment process is designed to give you the chance to showcase yourself. We've outlined what to expect. If you have any special requirements for us to consider, please get in touch with our Recruitment team.

Stage 1: Online application form 

We've set up a simple application form for you to tell us about your key achievements. We'll be asking you a number of questions so we can assess your suitability to British Steel. You can complete your application form in one go or save this as you progress over a period of time to suit you.

Hints and tips:

  • We’re interested in you – so tell us about what YOU have done and achieved
  • Attention to detail is important, take your time, read over your application and make sure everything is correct
  • Keep in mind the type of skills and behaviours that we're looking for

Stage 2: Numerical testing

Following a successful application, we'll ask you to a complete a numeracy test.

Hints and tips:

  • Arrive on time or early, give yourself plenty of time to travel
  • Relax and remain calm
  • Read the questions fully
  • Answer as many questions as you can

Stage 3: Assessment centre 

The assessment centre is made up of a series of activities to help you show off all your abilities in a range of different ways. Our assessment centres are always fun, so please don't be nervous. We want you to relax and make the most of the day. Activities will include assessing your skills against your preferred discipline and a group exercise. Be sure to challenge us and ask us questions let's make sure we're a great fit for each other.

Hints and tips:

  • The best advice we can give you for the assessment centre is to be yourself, relax and enjoy the experience - it will help us to get to know each other better
  • Make sure you prepare, think about the questions we'll ask you and what answers you will give. You could practice with a relative or friend 
  • Dress smartly and be on time
  • Know where you're going, plan your journey, allow enough time for travelling
  • Bring all the relevant documents we've asked for

Stage 4: Interview 

The interview will be with a panel of managers and the apprentice recruitment team and will last for approximately 30 minutes. The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself to British Steel so please feel free to bring examples of relevant work you have carried out.

Offers will be conditional on passing our medical and gaining required GCSE qualifications.