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2023 Software Apprentice THALES UK LIMITED

Our exciting Software Engineer Apprentice role will develop your software skills to become a confident, positive, and flexible engineer with well-honed technical knowledge. You will support the team to deliver software solutions to deadlines and within budget, including reviewing code and running project reviews.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37 hours a week Monday - Friday, working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Software Engineer Apprentice, you will develop key skills and experience in the following:

  • Programming skills in C or C++
  • Knowledge of OpenGL, graphics programming and mathematical systems modelling
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplined agile environment Familiarity with requirements management tools, aircraft and sensor systems and training simulator systems
  • New tools and infrastructure used for the development engineering environment
  • Development of quality software solutions that adhere to timescale and budget
  • Domain specific knowledge and application of mathematics skills to model aircraft and simulation systems
  • Opportunity to develop creative software solutions
  • Organisational skills with well-rounded communication and relationship building abilities
  • Digital Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Degree Apprenticeship Programme:

Through our degree apprenticeship 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.

As a Software Engineering Apprentice, you will be studying towards a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions with Warwick University following the Software Engineering pathway. For the duration of this four-year programme, you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our software function in Crawley.

This programme is delivered via a block-release model whereby you will attend an average of six weeks at university per year - remote support will be provided online, as well as workplace support with both your technical and practical development. You will be given one day per week in which to focus on your studies. For the other four days you will be working in the business, applying your university learning in a real-life software environment. At the end of the apprenticeship, you be working as a software engineer within one of the Thales UK businesses.

This opportunity is available in Crawley. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the apprenticeship you be working as a software engineer within one of the Thales UK businesses.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Creative


A Level or equivalent A Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at A Level (gr (Grade bbc) Essential

About the employer

Together, we create the ingenious technological systems and innovations that impact and improve people's lives every single day. Even if you haven't heard the name Thales before, you've definitely benefited from our inventiveness. We reinvest 20% of our sales in Research & Development in the UK. Together we supply invention across 5 core areas: Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence and Security.




Manor Royal

RH10 9HA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Digital and technology solutions professional (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please note, assessment centres for shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday 9 March. Induction week for all Graduate and Apprentices will commence on Monday 4th September until Friday 8th September 2023.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Jan 2023