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We have a continuous application window so we will screen every application as it arrives and fill the available roles as quickly as possible.
Online application form
This is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd by telling us why you want to work for Thales. Make sure you complete the application form as comprehensively as possible in order to progress to the next stage.
Online aptitude and strength tests
You’ll need to complete online aptitude and strengths based tests as part of the application process. These are aimed at measuring your critical reasoning ability and your potential work strengths, enabling us to see whether you might be a good fit for Thales.
This is where we get to see you in action and you can find out more about our organisation. You’ll undertake a variety of activities to put you through your paces, including a group exercise, presentation and interview. Preparation is key so ensure that you have researched our organisation and the role that you have chosen to apply for.
If you successfully complete the assessment centre, you’ll be offered a position at Thales. We’ll let you know all the details of the role and will start the onboarding process in order to prepare you for your future career.
- Any Degree Discipline
- Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering
- Computer Science
- Control Engineering
- Economics / Accounting / Business / Finance
- Electrical / Electronic Engineering
- Electronics / Hardware
- Engineering General (With Specific Modules)
- Manufacturing / Product Design
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Systems Engineering
We capture user-needs and design systems that meet our clients’ requirements. You’ll work on anything from high-level system design to investigating and analysing faults seeing a variety of projects through their entire lifecycle. Strong IT and problem-solving skills are essential.
We capture clients’ requirements then create programme and code software to meet them. You’ll work alongside software line management, using the latest technologies on a variety of projects. An understanding of programming and modelling plus a genuine client focus is essential.
Research & Development
Work within a project team and gain a breadth of technical experience. Together we research and identify new technologies with a wide range of business applications, including innovation management and systems, software engineering, digital signal processing, and vision processing.
We provide outstanding technical assistance to production and, from day one, you’ll be given real responsibility. You’ll work on the decomposition and interpretation of systems requirements, get involved in design and development, take on design reviews and turn your hand to simulation and analysis.
Join a team that’s responsible for the creation, review and bill of materials of high-quality and robust designs. Working alongside the hardware management function, you’ll help build our strategy and ensure that currently deployed hardware products are maintained and functioning. Knowledge of mechanical or digital and/or firmware design is essential.
Test And Integration
We test software modules to verify functionality and validate product requirements by preparing and executing test scripts, recording and managing defects. You’ll work within systems and procedures to ensure the integrity and robustness of all our deliverables and must have a good general understanding of programming e.g. C, C++, C# or Java.
Our engineers work on solutions for state-of-the-art microwave components, sub-systems and equipment. They build prototype hardware, carry out testing and prove designs. Join them and you’ll work on new designs too so you must have experience of using mathematical analysis and modelling packages.
Working with the microwave engineering team, you’ll get t experience a variety of tasks. Think working on microwave solutions for state-of-the-art antennas and antenna sub-systems and equipment as well as to building prototype hardware. You must be familiar with the engineering development process and have an interest in antenna design.
We specialise in developing hardware solutions for Sonar Products. Together, we’ll design, develop and support acoustic transducer products within the MMS Acoustics Group. Your work embraces all aspects of the product engineering lifecycle.
Our engineers develop efficient manufacturing systems to produce high-quality products from initial bid through various design phases and into manufacture. Join us to work with the Manufacturing Manager and IPT Managers to develop schedules of work for specific tasks.
The Quality Team is responsible for the assessment, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of quality assurance and business improvement activities. You’ll provide support in all aspects of design, manufacturing, purchasing, support and services, project management and work package management.
Our teams primarily work in operations with a strong focus on design assurance and product compliance, including product delivery, reliability, maintainability and availability. You’ll work to implement, monitor and develop all aspects of quality assurance and establish formal liaisons with our manufacturing engineering and purchasing teams.
Our Through Life Supportability Engineering Team have the skills, tools, processes and influence needed to design and develop flawless services solutions. You’ll work with clients as well as internal experts from design engineering, project management, subcontract management, and many other disciplines.
We provide electro optic and algorithm development for electro-optics systems. You’ll conduct performance modelling of these systems using both in-house and industry standard programmes, including TRM3 and NVTherm. All as part of our multi-talented, multi-disciplinary teams.
Our Algorithms Engineers conduct engineering investigations and analyses to assess the feasibility of concepts. You’ll support software and firmware implementation of algorithm concepts and assess the performance of systems, sub-systems, algorithms and processes. Knowledge of sensor systems, ideally radar and imaging infrared, is essential.
We recruit the biggest business brains to keep things running like clockwork. Our Business Management Programme comprises of four placements within your chosen field. You might work in Programme Management, Commercial, Purchasing/Procurement, Sales & Marketing or Head Office functions. Rotations could be in number of sites across the UK offering the opportunity to work with lots of specialists.
We recruit the biggest business brains to keep things running like clockwork. Our Finance Programme comprises three 12-month rotations which could be in number of sites across the UK offering the opportunity to work with lots of specialists.
Hints & Tips
- THE APPLICATION FORM IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE AND STAND OUT FROM THE REST. MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS OF YOUR APPLICATION FORM AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AS PASSIONATELY AS POSSIBLE.
- HAVE A GO AT PRACTISING THE ONLINE APTITUDE TESTS – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
- BEFORE ATTENDING ONE OF OUR ASSESSMENT CENTRES, MAKE SURE YOU RESEARCH OUR ORGANISATION AND THE ROLE YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
- PLAN AND ORGANISE YOUR TIME – WHETHER PLANNING HOW TO GET TO US, OR HOW LONG TO SPEND COMPLETING TIME-LIMITED EXERCISES.
- BECOME FAMILIAR WITH OUR COMPETENCIES AND COMPANY CULTURE BY LOOKING AT OUR WEBSITE AND CONNECTING WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
- ASK QUESTIONS AND SHOW YOU’RE KEEN. YOU’LL GAIN A BETTER IDEA ABOUT OUR BUSINESS AND SEE IF WE’RE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU.
- MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL, BE CONFIDENT AND ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE.