7 months ago
Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, 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.
Graduate Level Apprenticeship – Mechanical Engineering Apprentice
Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your degree, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?
Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde
Thales Glasgow, Strathclyde designs a range of state-of-the-art optronics solutions for the some of the most technically advanced defence and security platforms in the world.
As a Mechanical Engineer in our Glasgow, Strathclyde office, you will work as part of a development team and be responsible for technical contributions towards leading edge naval or land based products. This is a great opportunity to work on the latest defence equipment and develop the new systems for the MoD and a wide range of customers around the world. This position will challenge your skills and you will have the flexibility to mould the role to suit your strengths and career development interests.
* MCAD design and development
* Environmental testing and product qualification
* Design for manufacture for mechanical designs
* Building prototypes for test and development
Through our apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand mechanical 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 Engineering Apprentice you will be studying at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Strathclyde, towards a BEng (Hons) Engineering Design & Manufacture. During this 4 year apprenticeship you will acquire knowledge through blended and online learning with a strong emphasis on work based learning.
Upon completion of the programme you will transition into a permanent role within our Land and Air Systems business in Glasgow, Strathclyde.
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 achieve a degree qualification.
You will also need:
Candidates will need at least four Higher qualifications grades AABB including Maths, Physics and another STEM based subject
Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the programme.
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 similar 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.
At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!