Principle Research Officer (Former Employee) – Teesside – 11 January 2018
The R & D function of British Steel was involved with many international research projects and the input from this company was always highly respected on the international stage. Closer to home the company provided many projects for UK universities.
Very stimulating work
Interesting work that could take over ones life if not careful
Overhead Crane Driver (Former Employee) – Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire – 7 January 2018
I enjoyed working 12 hour shifts and hitting productivity targets, I had opportunities to become first aid representative and health and safety representative. The workforce pulled together in order to achieve targets and supported one another.
multi skilled operative (Former Employee) – Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire – 13 December 2017
Typical day a work was sometimes poorly run by the bad management too many people got payed for not doing any work too much money wasted as a Buisness then told at team briefs about the loss of money every week which was depressing to hear also the culture was not that bad just a typical workplace the hardest part was the shift work with quick dash back after six hours sleep. Most enjoyable for me was undertaking new tasks and leading by example . The best thing about the steel works was the safety was very good we had safety drilled into us at least three time a month sent on different safety courses frequently
Overhead Crane Driver (Former Employee) – Lackenby, North Yorkshire – 3 October 2017
British Steel was a well paid job, it was a dangerous job at the same time so that made you aware of the health and safety aspects. The camaraderie was healthy most times, it kept you active very busy, there was days when I liked it like that, it passed the time away nicely
Fitter and Turner (Former Employee) – Ebbw Vale – 5 September 2017
a good place to work with friends who made the work go quickly and various jobs to be done. the hardest part of the job was the not knowing what you would find when you got to a machine breakdown ,the best part was fixing it.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Bbm – 13 July 2017
There was no typical day at work as I worked on first line maintenance something broke down I repaired it . What I did learn that each job had it's own pit falls we were also trained up doing welding, pipe fitting and plateing .a lot of the plant was hydraulics so you had to know what you were doing . Also learned o/h crane driving. B A was also involved as there was sometimes we worked on that also. The management were there to help and always had time to talk about any problems . The job came first and safety was always adhered too the hardest part of the job don't thing there were any perhaps trying to get on the job . And the most enjoyable part seeing all working again knowing you have done it right .
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton – 13 May 2017
This was one of the best jobs, though l worked along on a 12hr shift at night.I was able to balance my college life and go to work at the same time.The management team were very supportive and so was the staff from the factory as well office.
Mechanical Fitter (Former Employee) – Scunthorpe, UK – 25 April 2017
I worked on the site for 32 years, 4 as an apprentice. The place was full of experienced people who I could learn from. A lot of the engineers were degree qualified who could be relied upon for any technical information.Although the work was hard at times, it was a good place to earn a living.
Team Member 2 (Former Employee) – Rotherham – 6 September 2016
it was always good to go to work and see my work colleagues . unfortunately as the tears got on the management had many changes , not always for the good . we always had a good laugh with your workmates , and sometimes a dry sense of humour was essential . especially if you was trying to buck a fellow workmate up. I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills in my 36 years there. from slinging funny and dangerous lifts to casting steels on three sized bloom casters. there was quite a few hard jobs in this industry , but one that I disliked would have been the ladle wreckers job. I would say the most enjoyable part of the job was the camaraderie from everyone . mainly the ones who I started with ,and learnt my skills from.
the odd trip out of plant, to see other places to see how other people did the same jobs as me and others.
some long and funny shift patterns . altering frequently with the order book.
Receptionist/Telephonist (Former Employee) – Newport – 10 July 2016
I worked as a Receptionist/Telephonist which was very busy. I dealt with internal/external mail, booked holidays, filing, typing, general office duties. There were times I had to deal with irate customers which I found challenging.