2024 Simulator Apprentice THALES UK LIMITED

As a Simulator Apprentice you will support our engineers to maintain, service and support the synthetic training equipment and classroom equipment at RAF Brize Norton.

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

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Closing date: 11 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    • Pension – Thales match, plus 1%, with a maximum contribution of 7% • Health Insurance – 50% of salary for five years • Healthcare Cash Plan • 80 hours (10 days) volunteering in your first 2 years depending on length of programme

  • Working week

    Flexible Working, Monday - Friday, 37 hours per day.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintain and refresh training and classroom equipment
  • Follow procedures and working instructions to conduct all maintenance activities, and to carry out corrective fault rectifications to ensure training equipment is ready for use
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities / fault repairs are recorded and are trackable
  • Carry out audits and be accountable for the continued serviceability of tools, parts & consumables
  • Complete hardware and software updates and upgrades to ensure optimal equipment performance
  • ·       Keep all classrooms and classroom equipment in a clean & presentable manner
  • Ensure support is provided to the RAF in performing the annual validation checks
  • Assist in the maintenance of the site facility building
  • Be able to conduct all task within the site appropriate health & safety guidelines

The training you will be getting

As a Simulator Apprentice, you will undertake a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship at a local college, working towards a Level 3 technical certificate.

For the duration of this 3-4 year programme, you will be given one day per week to complete your academic studies, with the other four days applying your learning whilst working alongside Thales engineers.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Will qualifiy with a Level 3 technical certificate and be a permanent Simulator Engineer within the Thales business 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths & English (Grade A-C (4-9)) 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 4 core areas: Aerospace, Space, Defence and Security, Digital Identity and Security.




Thales UK - Brize Norton

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OX18 3LX


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Online Application, Online assessment, Assessment Centre, Offer

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Feb 2024