• 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.
  • As an annual mechanical placement student the role consisted of working within different departments (facilities, fuels, drawing office, Work shops...) and across the different production lines on site. The role helped to develop and understanding of what the different departments do and also allowed you to pick up lots of different jobs and slight larger project type work working within the departments and across the lines. Various engineering related jobs from designing, 3d printing and document prep to surveys of plant, physically going on the lines to problem solve and data analysis.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • Lots of skills developed, from people skills and IT (word, excel, powerpoint, teams...) to more engineering knowledge. Decision making, problem solving, coordinating, meeting deadlines, project management, time management...

  • 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
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Good amount of responsibility considering you are a placement student. Once you settle in to the site and get to know a few people and do a few good jobs you can be given jobs / projects where you have a lot more responsibility and are responsible for a lot more.

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

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • You are constantly supported by managers and colleagues. There are formal weekly checkups with managers to check progress. Everyone is extremely happy to help you learn and help out with projects as long as you show willing and enthusiasm

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

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


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Really good atmosphere and some good people to talk with and work with in the offices and on plant

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

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

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • Overall, really good experience, even despite COVID

  • 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
  • Be really enthusiastic and get involved as much as possible within lots of different areas of the site

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing


24th August 2021

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