International technical traineeship


From lightweight cars to sustainable packaging materials, steel is an essential part of modern society. Tata Steel has the ambition to be a CO2 neutral steel producer by 2030.  Are you going to help us change?

What you are going to do

During this two-year international technical traineeship from Tata Steel Downstream Europe. Downstream Europe is the network of 20+ locations around Europe where steel is processed into high value, differentiated products, serving a range of markets. We invest in your development.  This traineeship offers you a unique opportunity to work at various international and national locations. Projects within 4 different (international) business units of Tata Steel Downstream Europe (Tubes, Colors, Plating, Building Systems & Distribution), headquarter is in IJmuiden

As an improvement engineer you will be challenged from day 1 with interesting improvement projects and you have direct responsibility within a team of professionals. You are expected to make a direct impact in our operational processes and improvement programs, you are also a sparring partner for senior management and your fellow trainees. The traineeship will start in October 2022.

To ensure that you develop quickly in your personal and functional skills, you rotate within 4 different business units, across four different locations and you are part of a group of trainees with whom you follow training courses.  At the end of the programme, we expect that you have gained a good picture of Downsteam Europe and that you have built up an international network within and outside the organisation. After this traineeship, you will move into a position at a business unit that suits you.

The great thing about the position of trainee is that you not only talk about improvement opportunities, but also actually implement the improvements. In order to be able to carry out your projects properly, you sit around the table with various parties; this can vary from people on the shop floor to senior management. During the international traineeship you will  be an improvement engineer in increasingly larger and more complex projects, which are aimed at more environmentally friendly production, efficiency increase, product quality and customer satisfaction.

What makes this traineeship unique?

  • You rotate within 4 different (international) downstream business units;
  • Together with your trainee group, you follow a unique training/development process, consisting of internal and external training aimed at personal and professional development;
  • You are in the driver's seat – by showing initiative you can ensure that you continue to develop yourself to the maximum.

Who we are looking for

  • You want to bring about change
  • You are good at connecting;
  • You care about the future;
  • You want to participate in the Tata Steel Netherlands mission to become Green, Clean and Circular 
  • You are curious and looking for a challenge;
  • You are constantly looking for how you can develop yourself on a personal and professional level;
  • You are enthusiastic about technology and know how to effectively translate your knowledge into practice;
  • You would like to work at different locations within and outside the Netherlands for periods of six months
  • You have the power of persuasion;
  • You master the Dutch language (or are willing to learn quickly!) , English is a requirement  and an additional language, for example French or German, is desired;
  • You have completed a relevant technical master's degree at a European university;
  • You are already in possession of a work visa. 

What we offer

Fair is fair. In our traineeship we ask a lot of you, but you also get a lot in return:

  • Projects within 4 different (international) business units of Tata Steel Downstream Europe (Tubes, Colors, Plating, Building Systems & Distribution); 
  • On-the-job coaching and expertise development (e.g. data analytics);
  • Internal and external training aimed at personal and professional development (e.g. dealing constructively with resistance);
  • Coaching by a mentor from senior management;
  • Coaching by a Talent Manager, with whom you discuss your performance and developments every 3 months;
  • A fun, enthusiastic trainee group, with which you really form a team and share experiences;
  • A good starting salary of €3700 gross per month;
  • A lot of free time – 28 vacation days, 11.5 Adv days and possibility to build up flex hours;
  • Within two years you will be prepared for your next step in your career within Tata Steel (e.g. towards production management or a specialist role);
  • You will become part of one of our Green Teams, in order to contribute even more to making our company more sustainable;
  • You can become a member of 'de Magneet/the Magnet' – our own internal youth organization.

Who we are

Tata Steel Netherlands consists of the Business Unit Tata Steel IJmuiden and the Business Unit Tata Steel Downstream Europe and has locations in the Netherlands, France, Germany and other countries in Europe.

The work locations for this International Technical Traineeship

  • Business Unit Building Systems; 
  • Business Unit Tubes;
  • Business Unit Colors;
  • Business Unit Distribution;
  • Business Unit Plating.