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2023 Systems Apprentice - Cheadle THALES UK LIMITED

The role will develop your engineering skills to become a confident, positive and flexible engineer with well-honed technical knowledge gained from the academic commitments, supporting the team to deliver systems and equipment solutions to deadlines and within budget.

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

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

    there will also be a yearly performance pay review

  • Working week

    Flexible working, Monday - Friday, 37 hours per week, Manager to confirm exact hours

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000101887

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Systems Engineering Apprentice you will develop the key skills and experience in the following:

  • 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
  • An understanding of systems tests activities including Integration, Validation, Verification & Qualification (IVVQ) and the associated processes and tools
  • 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 a Systems Engineering Apprentice you will be enrolled onto the Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme at Warwick University, following the Product Design and Development pathway. Delivered via a blended learning model, this programme combines the best of both with on campus delivery (6 block weeks per year) plus virtual coaching and online resources. The first two years on programme will be common across all pathways and will provide a broad engineering skill set including mechanical, electrical, electronic, materials and design, plus computational. In Year 3 and Year 4 learners will move to their specialist pathway. For the duration of this 4 year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our Systems function in Cheadle.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will become a system engineer within the system function.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs incl. Maths & English (Grade A*-C or 9-5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths and a further STEM subject (Grade BB) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates will need a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at A Level including a grade B in Maths and at least 1 further STEM subject (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. They will also require 5 GCSEs grade A-C (9-5) including English and Maths.

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.

Employer

THALES UK LIMITED

Address

Dolphin House

Ashurst Drive

SK3 0XB

Contact

Thales Early Careers Team

suppearlycar@uk.thalesgroup.com

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Apprenticeship standard

Electro-mechanical engineer

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