Corus Engineering Steels
Have you got the drive for a career
Join Corus as a Technical Apprentice
future in steel
Corus is an international company that manufactures,
processes and distributes metal products and provides
related services in design, technology and consultancy.
Corus has manufacturing
operations in many countries with
major plants located in the UK,
The Netherlands, Germany, France,
Norway and Belgium and employs
some 41,000 people.
Corus Engineering Steels is committed
to the manufacture and marketing of
engineering steel products. Our
philosophy is one of continuous
improvement. We aspire to being a
leader in all aspects of the business
From our production facilities in
Rotherham, Brinsworth, Stocksbridge
and Wednesbury, Corus Engineering
Steels produces high quality materials
for the aerospace, automotive, energy
related and specialist mechanical
Many of today’s managers, team leaders
and key workers joined the company as
apprentices. If you feel you can make a
difference, read on.
Typical Technical Apprentice training plan
Year 1 Year 2
Health and safety legislation
Introduction to CES
New products are developed, existing
ones modified and problems solved.
An apprentice may take responsibility
for all or part of a project and be
involved in sampling for customers,
monitoring test results etc.
Melting & Casting
Steel is melted, refined and cast.
Apprentices spend time on plant
monitoring quality and carrying out
tasks to ensure they see all aspects
of the process route.
Ingots are remelted under controlled
conditions to produce a higher
quality product. Apprentices
undertake projects on plant to
understand the remelting process.
Product from melting and casting is
rolled or re-rolled to meet customer
requirements. Apprentices aid
product quality maintenance and
respond to specific departmental
The apprenticeship is an
providing you with the skills
and expertise required to
become a Metallurgist.
What is metallurgy?
Metallurgy is the study of the physical
and chemical behaviour of metals and
alloys. At Corus Engineering Steels,
metallurgists are employed in a variety
of roles to ensure our products meet the
highest technical requirements for safety
critical applications in the automotive,
aerospace and energy markets.
You could be involved in a vast range of
attachments from overseeing
manufacturing, to directing new product
developments in order to ensure the
final product meets customer standards.
The technical function at CES is staffed
by highly skilled people and as a
Technical Apprentice you would develop
your own knowledge and expertise for a
successful career, through both
structured training and work experience.
Year 3 Year 4
Primary rolled product is finished to
exact customer specifications e.g. by
turning, straightening, heat treatment
etc. Apprentices learn how to use
testing equipment and work on
Steel is rolled from cast blooms or
primary rolled billet to straight and
coiled bar. Apprentices can be
responsible for gathering process
data and providing information for
Bar is heat treated, bright drawn,
straightened and inspected.
Apprentices will inspect the product
properties and quality after heat
Issues with material are investigated
and resolved using specialist
techniques. Apprentices are involved
in individual investigations with
support from staff in the department.
Further HE opportunities
BTEC higher national or foundation degree
Corus offers rewarding, well paid
careers for talented people. Join
Corus as an advanced Modern
Apprentice and not only will you earn
a salary as you gain skills, experience
and qualifications, you will also be
building yourself an exciting future.
Metal is our business and we need
technologists to look at the metal we
produce and develop the processes
we use for the future.
Training takes place in a variety of areas
including Analytical Laboratories,
Metallurgical Laboratories, Product
Technology and Process Plant areas and
is supplemented by attendance on a
day release course at a local college of
The Corus Engineering Steels Advanced
Modern Apprenticeship is a Government
approved scheme leading to Nationally
Recognised Qualifications. The
apprenticeship scheme is delivered in
partnership with Met Skills and local
training providers and colleges.
Can you meet the challenge?
Metal is our business and we need technologists to look
at the metal we produce and develop the processes we
use for the future.
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For more information including entry
requirements and how to apply visit
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Where are they now?
Recruited Started at Rotherham in September 2007
Best bit about Job
Currently in first attachment working at Aldwarke Primary Mill
Working towards ONC qualification and to gain a HNC apprentice qualification
1st Year Technical Apprentice
The variety of departments in which apprentices are placed and being able to go out on
plant and be hands on, rather than just being sat in the office
Recruited Started at CES in Rotherham in 2001
Apprentice Experience Melting Shop and Bloom Caser, Primary Mill, Roundwood 11" Mill, Thrybergh Bar Mill,
Bright Bar Rotherham, General Laboratories, Product Development
ONC, HNC, HND, NVQ 2, NVQ 3. Currently studying for a BEng (Hons) degree in
Shift Process Metallurgist Thrybergh Bar Mill
Best bit about Job Well balanced mixture of “hands on” work and development/project work
Recruited Started at CES in Rotherham in 2006
Apprentice Experience Experience in the Melting Shop, Product Technology, Primary Mill, Remelted Steels
Key Skills level 3. Currently working towards NVQ level 3 and ONC in metallurgy.
Aiming to achieve HNC in metallurgy and then move on to a degree
Best bit about Job Having a balance of working on the shop floor using practical skills and working in
the office using analytical skills. Won SMEA travel award and attended an international
conference in Dusseldorf, Germany for five days to gain an insight in to working
Recruited Started as a Technical Apprentice in 1991
Apprentice Experience Experience in steel making, Primary Rolling, Bar Finishing, Coil Bar Mill,
Stocksbridge Billet Finishing, Product Development, Aldwarke Primary Mill
City and Guilds, ONC, HNC, BEng Hons Materials Engineering. Currently studying for
MBA at Warwick, sponsored by Corus. Won Pontifex travel award, Armourers and
Braziers medal and IOM3 2006 Frank Fitzgerald medal and travel award
Quality Manager, Aldwarke Primary Mill and finishing department
Best bit about Job Always being challenged and never knowing what may happen on a day to day basis
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information is accurate, but Corus Group plc,
and its subsidiaries, does not accept
responsibility or liability for errors or
information which is found to be misleading.
Corus Engineering Steels
PO Box 50