2024 Industrial Planner Apprentice - Crawley THALES UK LIMITED

The Procurement function is responsible for effectively acquiring the goods and services the company needs in order to win new business and deliver profitable projects, it is therefore uniquely placed to contribute to both the top and bottom line.

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

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Understanding the strategy of our businesses

Working in a Global environment

Conducting complex negotiations

Co-ordinating multidisciplinary internal teams

Working with external companies to improve their performance to us

Collaborate with many other areas of the business

The training you will be getting

This is a 3 year programme which combines core business skills, with bespoke procurement training.

In Year 1 you will enrol onto a Level 3 Business Apprenticeship, delivered over 12 months with The Apprentice Academy. This will provide you with a broad base of business skills to support your transition into the company.

In Year 2 and Year 3 you will progress onto a Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship, working towards the industry recognised Level 4 CIPS Certificate.

At the end of the programme learners will transition into a permanent role as an Industrial Planner.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Will qualify with a Level 4 CIPS Certificate and be permanent Industrial Planner within the Thales business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English and Maths (Grade A-C (9-4)) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 A Levels (Grade A-C) 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.




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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

Commercial procurement and supply (formerly Public sector commercial professional)

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Feb 2024