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There is always a better way to do something. That’s why there’s nowhere better to begin your career journey than at Thales. Together we are driven by an endless curiosity to change the world around us. Be it in Aerospace, Space, Transportation, Defence or Security, wherever there’s a problem, there is a solution waiting to be found. Which is why every day you spend here will be an opportunity to discover; to try, test, probe, explore, create and achieve. Everything you do will enable you to push the realms of what’s possible. To build on what you know. To discover what you don’t.
Whether you’re here to learn more about why STEM matters, or join us as a school leaver, undergraduate or graduate, we’re confident you’ll enjoy getting to know more about Early Careers at Thales and the opportunities available.
We know that the events of this last year and the impacts of COVID-19 have been challenging and unsettling for many people. We want to reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of our employees and our candidates is our priority. At Thales we’re very passionate about our Early Careers opportunities and are pleased to still be hiring despite the on-going pandemic.
In line with government guidelines and our commitment to safety, all selection and assessment activities for our graduate and apprentice roles will be carried out virtually with no face-to-face contact. We are confident that you will still get the opportunity to explore why Thales is such a great place to work, through the conversations and interactions you have with the team.
How we do business is every bit as important as how we engineer our solutions. Our Business programmes will give you the insight your talent needs to develop and deliver. Our schemes include: Strategy and Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Legal, Procurement, Bid and Project Management. Get to know our operation in forensic detail. Together we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
Let us shape your problem-solving knowhow and engage inquisitive mind. Our four-year rotational engineering programme will turn you into one of our next-generation leaders. Together we’ll achieve the impossible.
If a rotational programme is not for you, click here for our entry-level engineering positions.
On occasion we offer internships at our local sites, click here to find out if we have an internship suitable for you!
If you have an insatiable curiosity to ask why, how come and what if? our Apprenticeships are the solution. These are open to school and college leavers of any age and offer the chance to earn while you learn as you’ll be working towards an accredited qualification. Together we can explore beyond your dreams.
If you’re still at school and have a mind full of questions, we can tell you where to find the answers. Science. Technology. Engineering. Maths. These are the building blocks of our business. This is how we master our clients’ toughest technological challenges. Together we can be in our class of our own..
Our work experience programmes give you a taste of what it is like to work at Thales. Work experience at Thales gives you the opportunity to challenge and develop your understanding of STEM subjects, whilst gaining first-hand experience of the exciting career possibilities that our industry can offer.
Supporting applicants with a disability or long-term condition
Thales UK is recognised as a Disability Confident Leader company with the Department of Work and Pensions. We are also members of Business Disability Forum, which helps us with our commitment to become a disability-smart organisation.
We actively encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. If you need any adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, please contact us.
Additionally, if you have a disability or require additional assistance in completing an application, please email us and we would be happy to arrange a call back with one of our friendly Early Careers team who will assist you with your application.
Disability confident scheme
As a Disability Confident company in the UK, we ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants, who meet our minimum criteria for a job, will be offered an interview. You’ll need to tell us that you have a disability and you wish to opt-in for this scheme when you apply.
Disability Confident means that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will have an interview. It doesn’t mean that every disabled applicant is entitled to an interview.
In some recruitment situations such as high-peak times, we might need to limit the overall numbers of interviews we offer. This will include the number of interviews offered to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria. When that happens, we’ll still aim to offer a proportionate number of interviews to disabled applicants.
Please note that this scheme is currently only applicable to our graduate roles.
Hints and Tips
At Thales, we want all our applicants to have the very best chance in succeeding with their application. This is why we have created some helpful guides to help support applicants through the process. In the Supporting Documents below you will find useful tips on how to prepare an application and what to expect from our assessment centres.