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2023 Electrical Apprentice - Reading THALES UK LIMITED

Our exciting Electrical Engineer Apprentice role will develop your skills to become a confident, positive and flexible engineer with well-honed technical knowledge. You will work as part of the Electrical Engineering team on one of Thales multi-discipline programmes, gaining valuable experience within the discipline.

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

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Start and end time per day will be confirmed by manager

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 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?

  • Develop an understanding of the required behaviours and codes of practice of a professional engineer
  • Understanding complex systems by working on different roles and tasks on on-going projects
  • Familiarity with the Systems Engineering Lifecycle and activities
  • Familiarity with System Engineering tools and methods for requirements capture, requirements management and system design
  • A methodical and structured approach to problem investigation

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

  • As an Electrical Engineer Apprentice you will be studying towards a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at London South Bank University. For the duration of this 4.5 year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our Engineering function in Reading
  • 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 engineering environment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of the programme you be working as an Electrical Engineer with Thales Engineering

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent 3 A levels, Maths and/or Physical Sciences (Grade BBB) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Grade DDM) 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.




350 Longwater Avenue

Green Park




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jan 2023