Systems Engineering Apprentice

Employer
Thales UK
Location
Crawley, West Sussex
Salary
£18,000
Closing date
4 Jan 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace, Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
September
Duration
24 months+

Job Details

Level 6 Embedded Electronics Systems and Design Development Engineer Apprenticeship (Degree) – Systems Engineering Apprentice

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through a degree, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation? If so, read on to see what Thales has on offer

Location: Crawley

The role will develop your engineering skills to become a confident, positive and flexible engineer with well-honed technical knowledge gained from the academic commitments, supporting the team to deliver systems and equipment solutions to deadlines and within budget, including participating in systems requirements and design work, project reviews, system test and possibly site and platform visits for surveys, installations or trials.

As a Systems Engineering Apprentice you will develop the key skills and experience in the following:

•           Develop an understanding of the required behaviours and codes of practice of a professional engineer

•           Understanding complex systems by working on different roles and tasks on on-going projects

•           Familiarity with the Systems Engineering Lifecycle and activities

•           Familiarity with System Engineering tools and methods for requirements capture, requirements management and system design

•           An understanding of systems test activities including Integration, Validation, Verification & Qualification (IVVQ) and the associated processes and tools

•           A methodical and structured approach to problem investigation

The Programme:

Through our degree apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand engineering from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry.

As a Systems Engineering Apprentice you will be enrolled onto the Level 6 Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering standard. In Year 1 you will attend college 2 days per week to achieve an HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In year 2 and Year 3 you will attend 1 day per week to achieve an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In Year 4 you will attend Portsmouth University 1-2 days per week to top up to a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Upon completion of the degree you will go through an End Point Assessment upon which you will achieve the Level 6 apprenticeship. For the duration of this 4 year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our system function in Crawley.

This opportunity is available in Crawley 

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. You will be 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 a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A Level (Grades BCC) including a grade B in Maths and at least 1 further STEM subject (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. They will also require 5 GCSEs grade A-C (9-5) including English and Maths.

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 4 year programme.

Please note that applicants who already hold a relevant degree will not be eligible for this programme.

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 04 January 2022, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note we will be in contact by the end of January 2022 with details of next steps.

All graduates require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements - to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 12 months. As part of this process, you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history.

For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

Company

Thales UK

 

Building a future we can all trust.  We’re a leading Engineering and Technology company.

 

To help create a safer world, we serve five key sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Digital Identity and Security and Defence and Security.  We have 80,000 employees across 68 countries and 6,500 employees in the United Kingdom.  Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions and secures information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Thales contributes to the transportation of 3 billion passengers across 86 metro lines in 40 of the world’s largest cities.  Our space program Thales Alenia Space has supplied 50% of the pressurised volume of the International Space Station and is the prime contractor for EXOMARS.  Thales equips over 70 Types of Aircraft transports, helicopters, drones etc.)  50 Navies (from submarines to over aircraft carriers) and 50 Land Forces (from infantry to vehicles).

 

We hire both apprentices and graduates across all sectors of our organisation, from engineering to procurement.  This year we have hired over 80 apprentices and graduates and are committed to providing more opportunities for those leaving education.  We have extensive programmes which can also be rotational, ensuring our employees get an insight to the various sectors of the business and help to shape their career aspirations.

 

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