2024 Mechanical Engineer Apprentice THALES UK LIMITED

Our exciting Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering team, gaining valuable experience within the discipline and supporting the team to deliver solutions.

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, Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • MCAD design and development
  • Environmental testing and product qualification
  • Design for manufacture for mechanical designs
  • Building prototypes for test and development
  • Participate in and contribute to company continuous improvement projects when required

The training you will be getting

  • Through our degree apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand engineering from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry
  • As a Mechanical Engineer Apprentice you will be studying towards a BEng in Electro-mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham
  • Delivered over 5 years via a blended learning model, your study will combine on campus taught lectures, with online and work based learning. You can typically expect to study on campus for 4 weeks per academic year, delivered in 1 week blocks
  • At the end of the programme, and following End Point Assessment you will have achieved a (fully funded) accredited BEng in Electro-mechanical Engineering, as well as a Level 6 Electro-mechanical Degree Apprenticeship qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Will qualify with a BEng in Electro-mechanical Engineering degree and be a permanent engineer with the Thales business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including Maths and English (Grade A-C (4-9)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels including Mathematics or an equivalent (Grade BBB) 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.




350 Longwater Avenue

Green Park




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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

Electro-mechanical engineer

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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, Virtual assessment centre, Offer.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Feb 2024