2024 Postgraduate Systems Engineer Graduate Apprenticeship THALES UK LIMITED

We are looking for people with a passion for engineering, inquisitive mind and an intrinsic interest in people, leadership and success through teamwork. If you are looking for a broad learning experience, we will offer you extensive development and challenges and support you with a unique level of exposure within our business.

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

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Pension – Thales match, plus 1%, with a maximum contribution of 7% • Health Insurance – 50% of salary for five years • Healthcare Cash Plan • Annual Leave - 27 days plus one company day • 10 days volunteering

  • Working week

    Flexible Working, Monday-Friday, Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an exciting engineering graduate programme designed to create the next generation of aspiring technical experts, specialists and leaders for Thales in the UK.

This is a three-year rotational programme, consisting of three, one year long placements:

  • For the first two years, you will complete two year long placements. Rotating across Thales sites around the country, across the different business units experiencing the engineering lifecycle
  • You will be assigned to a new or existing program where you will work with and be supported by other engineers to design and develop engineering solutions to meet the needs of our customers
  • In the third year of the scheme, you will complete a further one year long placement to allow you to start building and consolidating your knowledge in your chosen area. This will align to where you will complete the programme

The training you will be getting

  • As well as the knowledge gained through your business placements and as part of our commitment to nurture talent, you’ll complete a Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship ‘Management in an Engineering Context’ with our dedicated partner Cranfield University
  • The learning will be brought to you remotely and will support towards professional accreditation

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Will role off as a Systems Engineer within Thales UK

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


Other Engineering Degree (Grade Pass) 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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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

Post graduate engineer

Level 7 (Master's degree)

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: 07 Jan 2024