8 months ago
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Air Traffic Management, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.
Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.
Mechanical Design Trainee (Software)
Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your qualifications, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?
Thales delivers cutting-edge solutions to armed forces the world over. We are Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics and a leading provider of integrated air defence systems. As a Mechanical Engineer Trainee, you will be working under the guidance of the Mechanical Design Work Package Manager and be involved in all aspects of the mechanical product life cycle including specification, concept generation, design, implementation, integration, test and in-service support.
* Assist in the production of innovative and unique solutions in the design, development and delivery of mechanical hardware
* Interaction with aerodynamics, manufacturing, procurement and supply base to ensure optimised, robust, cost effective designs
* Maintain processes and procedures related to Mechanical Hardware Development
* Advise specialists of technology developments in the mechanical area including methodologies and selection of tools
* Contribute to project work packages within the company
* Participate in and contribute to company continuous improvement projects
This opportunity is within the Land and Air Systems business in Belfast.
Who we’re looking for:
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in engineering and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to build a career within the engineering function.
You will also need:
Candidates will be on track to or have attained a minimum 3 A Levels (at least 2 subjects in Mathematics, Science, Technology, or Computing) with predicted/attained grades 3B’s, or equivalent qualifications (e.g. BTEC Level 3 in a STEM subject or Engineering).
Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Friday 3rd January 2020, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2020 with details of next steps.
Please note that applicants who already hold a relevant degree will not be eligible for this programme.
In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.
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