Shift manufacturing operators

If you’re highly driven with the ambition to succeed, you may want to consider joining our team as a manufacturing operator. We recognise the importance of the role played by manufacturing operators and so offer a full training programme to welcome you to our business.  We also appreciate the new ideas and perspectives new employees bring to our business and actively encourage them to take an active role in supporting innovation.

We look for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our varied and diverse teams across the Scunthorpe site.

For our shift-based roles (including weekend working), you’ll need to be aged 18 years or over in order to satisfy the necessary legal requirements. 

You must have achieved either GCSE maths and English language to a minimum of grade C or Functional Skills level 2 in English and maths with a good all-round education.

This is a fantastic programme for individuals who want to work within the steel industry gaining relevant training and experience to meet individual and business needs.

The starting salary is £18,750 plus shift allowance of up to 30% (where applicable), rising to £21,500 in Year 2 with a further increase up to a maximum £25,000 after Year 2. Whilst completing the 2-year scheme, you will also complete the Level 2 Science Manufacturing Process Operative national apprenticeship.

You’ll be part of a cohort of trainees who will receive an initial comprehensive induction before being allocated to a plant area to continue your learning. This will help you develop your manufacturing knowledge and personal skills.

As a business, health and safety is our number 1 priority. You’ll receive a significant amount of training in this area, ensuring you have the highest level of knowledge to maintain a safe working environment.

Stage 1: Online application process

You’ll need to complete the application form on our recruitment website and submit your CV. Think about why you're applying for this role and what you can bring to our team. 

Stage 2: Assessment centre

The next stage involves attending an assessment centre with some individual exercises. These aren’t to try to catch you out, they’re simply to assess your current level of understanding about the role and the skills required.

Stage 3: Interview

At your interview, the best advice we can give is to prepare! Know why you want a job as a manufacturing trainee, research British Steel and have some questions for us. The interview is your last chance to show yourself off as best you can.

If you have any specific questions or need to inform us of any special requirements, please contact our Recruitment team at

Please click here to apply. The application closing date is 1 October 2021.