Closing date: 28 February 2018
Start date: October 2018
Sponsoring Company: Tata Steel
The Tata Steel integrated steel works in Port Talbot is one of the last remaining integrated steel works in the UK. The Blast Furnaces are the main drivers of the site’s underlying financial performance. Therefore, their efficient and stable operations are paramount for the long-term future of the business.
The bulk of the operating costs of the Blast Furnaces are the raw materials. These are ferrous materials (sinter, pellets and lump ores) and reductants (coke and injection coal). Injection coal can displace coal and it is significantly cheaper than coke. Therefore its use is to be maximised in order for the Port Talbot Steel Works to remain competitive. However, this is not without its challenges as a certain amount of coke is required for a stable Blast Furnace operation and under certain conditions, some of the injected coal bypasses the material in the Blast Furnace without participating in the process and leaves the furnace in the top gas. This is then collected as Blast Furnace flue dust.
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Candidates should hold an Engineering or Physical Sciences degree with a minimum classification level of 2:1 or equivalent relevant experience, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Candidates must have own means of transport and will be expected to spend some time on site in order to broaden horizons and improve understanding of the Tata Steel processes.
We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/
Our funders require applicants to also meet the following eligibility criteria:
Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found at: http://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibility
The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £20,000 p.a.