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Shaping the Future: Thales’ Apprenticeship Program Unlocks Career Potential

National Apprenticeship Week 2024 highlights our dynamic apprenticeship programme, a pathway that blends hands-on learning experience, while gaining skills in the workplace.

In the heart of technological innovation and development, Thales in the UK stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring professionals.

Introducing our new T Level placements

In 2024, we are introducing T Level placements in partnership with Yeovil College and Crawley College, combining academic study and practical experience, further reinforcing our commitment to building a skilled workforce.

Thales will be running a pilot at our site in West Sussex, Crawley, offering four placements for Foundation T Level students and two placements for the full T Level.

In addition, Thales have already offered two placements at our South West site in Templecombe, in partnership with Yeovil College.

T Levels are an alternative to A Levels and other Level 3 academic routes. They combine a vocational qualification, with a 45 day work placement, which allows 16-19 year olds to apply new skills in a real life environment. Our placement students will be working in the manufacturing part of the business, alongside our experienced managers, apprentices and apprentice alumni. We hope they may wish to join us as apprentices themselves, on completion of their T Levels at college.

Alex Cresswell, CEO of Thales in the UK said,

I am delighted to see that we have introduced 6 T Level Placements at our Templecombe and Crawley sites. It's important to invest in the next generation to ensure we are developing a skills pipeline, which is essential for the future of our industry.

About Thales in the UK Apprenticeships

Thales offer a wide range of programmes, across all levels and regions of the UK, from Engineering, Cyber, Project Management, Procurement, HR and Data. It doesn’t matter whether you are a school leaver or an experienced professional, our options range between a Level 2 to a Level 7 so there’s something for everyone.

We celebrate our apprentices' achievements, and offer growth and progression opportunities well beyond their first apprenticeship with us.

At Thales, we provide the tools, training, and support necessary for our apprentices to thrive. We are not just creating a workforce; we are shaping the future of technology and innovation.

Discover Your Path at Thales: Ready to embark on a journey of growth and opportunity? Explore our apprenticeship opportunities and apply today.

Visit Thales Apprenticeships for more information and to begin your career journey with Thales. Your future in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) starts here.