2018 Apprentice - Systems


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Design and Manufacture Graduate Level Apprenticeship – Systems Apprentice

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?

Location: Glasgow
Assessment centre dates: February & March
Closing date: 22 January

What you’ll be doing

Thales Glasgow 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 Systems Engineer in our Glasgow office, you will work as part of a development team and be responsible for technical contributions towards leading edge naval or vehicles based products. This is a great opportunity to work on state of the art defence equipment and develop the latest sighting 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.

This position would suit a talented individual with experience allowing the contribution to one of, or a mixture of the following:

  • Capturing and managing requirements
  • Assisting in the integration, test and qualification of the systems
  • Defining and creating systems interconnection diagrams
  • Designing for product safety and security

This opportunity is within the Land and Air Systems business in Glasgow.

The Programme

As a systems apprentice you will be studying towards a BEng in Engineering Design & Manufacturing at Strathclyde University, following the Systems Engineering pathway. For the duration of this 4 year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our engineering function in Glasgow. You will attend Strathclyde University once a week over the course of each year, with additional tuition provided through online delivery.  At the end of the apprenticeship you be working as a systems engineer within the engineering function.

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 systems engineering and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve a degree qualification.

Four Higher grade qualifications (AABB) and must include Maths and Physics.

Thales supports Smart Working which is an approach to organising work that aims to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness in achieving job outcomes. It combines flexibility, autonomy and collaboration, while optimising tools and working environments for employees – ask for more details at your interview.

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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