Thales Australia has a long and proud history of offering career opportunities for recent school leavers, adult apprentices and to those who have previously completed a traineeship or apprenticeship in another field. You could work on exciting projects like ship repair, electronics and mechanical equipment repair and maintenance across a range of combat systems, weapons systems, communications, radar and surveillance.
As an apprentice at Thales you will have the best of both worlds – you will complete a program that includes both on the job training and attendance at TAFE to study. Typically, you will spend four days a week on site and then a day at TAFE, where you will work on building your portfolio to achieve your Certificate VI. Generally, Thales hires apprentices on a fixed term contract however, if qualification is gained, and there is a positive work performance history, there may be the opportunity to become a regular Thales employee in your chosen trade.
What types of apprentices do we recruit at Thales Australia?
The types of apprentices we hire will vary from site to site. A list of just some of our apprenticeship offerings are:
- Fabrication and Specialist Welders
- Sheet metal worker
- Pipe fabrication/plumber
What do we look for in apprenticeship candidates?
Generally, we look for candidates who have successfully completed year 10 as minimum. The subjects you may have had a passion for while at school could include maths, science and engineering focused subjects.
Due to the unique and exciting work at some of our sites, candidates may need to work in confined spaces at heights.
We also look for candidates to enjoy working as part of teams, have a strong passion for learning and a real genuine interest in hands on/practical work! Candidates who ask questions and are intrigued by technology and engineering projects are those who enjoy being a part of our apprenticeship programs here at Thales.
As a trainee you will complete an Advance Diploma also with on the job training at Thales.
Trainees at Thales will often have the opportunity to build smarter solutions across electronics/mechanical equipment repair and maintenance, engineering upgrades and design as well as support capability.
What types of trainees do we recruit at Thales Australia?
The types of trainees we hire will vary from site to site. A list of just some of our apprenticeship offerings are:
- Non destructive testing
- Test and inspection trainees
What do we look for in trainee candidates?
For a traineeship you will need to have completed year 12 or have undertaken a previous traineeship or apprenticeship.
We also look for candidates to enjoy working as part of teams, have a strong passion for learning and a real genuine interest in hands on/practical work! Candidates who ask questions and are intrigued by technology and engineering projects are those who enjoy being a part of our apprenticeship programs here at Thales. Our trainees are problem solvers and also very curious and creative by nature!
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Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.