• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • Part of the new product development team, conducted various lab work or modelling to facilitate these NPD projects. Was also involved in day to day problem solving around issues arising from the production line. Long term project focused on natural gas consumption and carbon dioxide production modelling.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Enhanced previously developed IT skills (Matlab, Excel etc). Process improvement strategies such as Six Sigma. Enhanced appreciation of health and safety. Good overall professional development (communicating with individuals across a business etc).

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 4/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, however this responsibly must be sort after by making it clear you are happy to take on responsibility and are competent to do so.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Support and guidance was available from those in the department easily, however, external to the department proved difficult however this may be due to COVID and issues around getting in touch with individuals working remotely.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 4/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Friendly atmosphere. From a professional perspective there is the attitude of ‘we have always done this’ so it is difficult to get across new ideas.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 3/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • The placement was as enjoyable as possible given the circumstances of COVID. As long as you take the initiative it is a good opportunity for personal and professional development.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 4/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Tata Steel
  • 4/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Tata Steel to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Tata Steel
  • Take the initiative and show you are willing to learn and want responsibility, this way you will gain the trust of your colleagues and find the placement more rewarding and you will be involved in meaningful work.

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Chemical Engineering


23rd August 2021

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