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2023 Hardware Engineer Apprentice Templecombe THALES UK LIMITED

This exciting Hardware Apprentice role will develop your skills through a wide variety of engineering tasks related to the design and development of innovative electronic systems for the underwater environment.

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

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    There will be a yearly performance related pay review.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working hours TBC. 37 hours a week

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Design, implement and test engineering solutions in accordance with Thales procedures
  • Attendance at project reviews
  • Creation of functional and physical system architectures
  • Preparation of engineering specifications, interface control documents & test documentation
  • Deliver tasks on time and to the required quality
  • Work as a team-player asking for guidance and direction where necessary
  • Develop knowledge and skills within the engineering discipline
  • Effectively communicate engineering issues related to own tasks

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

Electro-mechanical Engineer Level 6.

As a Hardware Engineering Apprentice, you will be studying towards an IET accredited BEng in Electromechanical Engineering at Warwick University School of Engineering. This 5-year programme will include electrical, mechanical, and general engineering, providing an excellent foundation for a multi-disciplinary engineer. Teaching will be delivered via a blended learning model, with 6 weeks on campus per year.

There will also be the opportunity to apply for professional registration with the Institute of Engineering and Technology as an Incorporated Engineer at the end of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position within Thales.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES incl Maths+English (Grade Grade 9 - 5 (A*-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels, including Maths and a Physical Science (Grade AAA-BBB) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering Discipline (Grade DDD-DDM) Essential

Things to consider

3 A Levels (AAA-BBB) including Mathematics and either Physics, Engineering or Electronics, or: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (DDD-DDM) in an engineering discipline to include the two Mathematics units, 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics, plus: 5 GCSES grade A-C (5-9) including English and Mathematics

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.




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Throop Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Electro-mechanical engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Online application, online assessment, virtual assessment centre, offer.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jan 2023