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2023 Component Engineering Apprentice - Templecombe THALES UK LIMITED

The role will develop your engineering skills to become a confident, positive and flexible Component Engineering Apprentice with strong technical knowledge gained from on-the-job training and university studies.

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 to be confirmed with the manager.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

  • Gain knowledge of engineering subjects; electronic, mechanical and software engineering
  • Familiarise yourself with the key techniques and technologies used in the design and implementation of the product
  • Learn to verify maintenance and operating procedures by assessing on hardware and software equipment
  • Learn to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Gain knowledge of the different disciplines within the Services function detailed below and to specialise in one of the disciplines
  • Gain knowledge and be able use Services tooling and software packages
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of current industry standards for all service disciplines

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

As a Component Engineering Apprentice you will be enrolled onto the Level 6 Applied Professional Engineering Programme at Warwick University, following the Technical Support 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 Services function in Templecombe.

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 and English (Grade Grade 9 - 5 or A*-C) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels, including Maths and a Physical Science (Grade BBC) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering Discipline (Grade DMM) 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. Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 4 year programme.

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.




Ocean House

Throop Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Electrical or electronic technical support engineer (degree)

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