You solve problems. You look at things from different angles. You’re curious about the world around you. That’s exactly the way an engineer thinks. And exactly the sort of mindset we’re looking for at Thales.
So, if you want to earn while you learn and develop skills that thousands of businesses desperately want, join our Apprenticeship scheme.
You’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand engineering from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry. For more about us, read here.
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- On-the-job learning backed up with a dedicated mentor
- Paid work and study – you can earn while working your way to an accredited college course
- Working with the latest technology – creating the future. Be part of a business built on innovation
- Variety of work – no two projects or clients are the same.
What’s more, you’ll be joining hundreds of problem solvers just like you. People who take technology, add in their expertise, and create groundbreaking solutions for the Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security industries.
Hear why some of our current apprentices chose Thales in our people section.
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Our business is wide and varied. So, as long as you have an inquisitive mind and are keen to learn, we can offer you an equally wide and varied Apprenticeship. Whichever path you decide to follow, we have opportunities across the country.
Immerse yourself in a world of complex and innovative technologies where natural problem solvers will thrive.
Focus on the practical and the ‘hands on’ aspect of engineering.
Sharpen your entrepreneurial skills as you help us achieve our strategic goals.
We want you to be the best you can possibly be. So first off, we’ll make sure you get plenty of experience – getting you close to projects that will boost your raw talent.
We also want you to get the support and training you deserve. So, as well as giving you a role that will see you working alongside true experts, we’ll pay for you to study for a relevant qualification from an accredited training provider.
What’s more, we’ll send you on two, five-day residential training courses in the Lake District that will give you the chance to develop other skills – like teamwork, communication and leadership – and get to know other people on the scheme.
There are no upper age limits to apply but, depending on the level of Apprenticeship, you will need:
- Five GCSEs, or equivalent, including English and Maths
- A-level qualifications (high-level Apprenticeship only)
- Enthusiasm, drive, resourcefulness, commitment and an interest in technology.
(You’ll find details of exact requirements listed on live jobs)
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