Graduates

Team meeting.

Graduates are hugely important to the success of British Steel and we understand the value that you bring to us. We believe that everyone is unique, so we’ll provide you with an individually tailored programme that will be interesting, challenging and dynamic.  

You’ll be given significant responsibility from the outset, delivering projects and roles that contribute to the business’ success. We’ll provide you with great training and a strong support network to enable you to achieve success and deliver a great performance.

Apply online today and you could start a challenging and dynamic career path tailored to you.

Welcome to the start of an amazing career!  

You'll receive a warm welcome to the business as you attend our induction event, gaining a real understanding of British Steel, whilst meeting other trainees and networking from day one. With our buddy scheme matching you to a past graduate, you can rest assured there will always be someone on hand for support. 

Our graduate scheme lasts two years, in which time you will complete four exciting six-month rotations within your function of choice. Our programme is designed to maximise your learning, so we’ll blend formal classroom training with on-the-job learning, as well as providing both coaching and mentoring support along the way.

We don’t just stop there, we’ll present you with opportunities to build relationships with people across the breadth of the company from your peers to board members, as we know it’s through collaboration, communication and relationships that the real magic happens!

We’ll also support you in your journey to professional accreditation, helping you springboard into your appointed role on completion of the programme.

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

We require you to be working towards, or hold at minimum a 2:2 degree in a relevant field to the function you’re applying for.

 

Graduate starting salaries range from £23,900 to £25,650 depending on discipline, but we know money isn’t everything and that’s why we offer you a great package of benefits, in conjunction with a fantastic training and development programme:  

  • 35 days' holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Additional anniversary holiday entitlement
  • Interest-free loan up to £1,000 (repayable over your first year)
  • Paid membership to your professional body plus access to a professional mentor
  • Potential to be sponsored to complete additional qualifications and time off for study
  • Magnet group membership (early career professionals network)
  • Annual awards event
  • Entry into our defined contribution company pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Membership of our social facilities
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Flexible working for parents/carers
  • Legal and financial assistance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounts at local businesses (e.g. gym membership)

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: recruitment@britishsteel.co.uk.

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 competence-based 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: Online video interview 

Following a successful application, we'll ask you to complete a video interview. We'll use the time to get to know more about you, your skills, experiences and aspirations. You'll be able to conduct the video interview at a time to suit you.

Hints and tips:

  • A video interview is just as important as if you were meeting us in-person, make sure that you prepare in the same way
  • Keep your surroundings neat and tidy. We’re not your parents but, we don’t want to see the pile of dirty washing behind you either! 
  • Be aware that the microphone picks up all the noise in the room so don't tap your pen or shuffle papers
  • Remember to make eye contact, if you don't the camera will be focused on the top of your head
  • Make use of the practice features to see how you appear and sound on screen
  • Answer your questions fully, give us good examples about what YOU have done and achieved

Stage 3: Assessment centre 

The assessment centre will include a series of activities: a presentation, a group exercise and a technical/business interview. These activities will enable you to demonstrate your abilities in a range of ways. And don't forget, this is your opportunity to interview us too. Be sure to challenge us and 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, whether that’s the pre-defined presentation, or the questions you think we might ask
  • Answer the questions fully and give us examples about what YOU have done and achieved
  • Challenge us, ask questions and make sure we’re a good fit for each other
  • 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

 You will be informed of our decision within 2-3 working days of attending the assessment centre.