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Software Engineer Apprentice

Employer
Thales UK
Location
Belfast (City/Town)
Salary
TBC
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Mechatronics Degree Apprenticeship - Software Engineer Apprentice

Location: Belfast

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?

Our exciting Software Engineer Apprentice role will develop your software skills to become a confident, positive and flexible engineer with well-honed technical knowledge. You will support the team to deliver software solutions to deadlines and within budget, including reviewing code and running project reviews.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Act as a software  developer in an AGILE software delivery team producing creative software solutions
  • Work across a range of products and applications (embedded and PC based)
  • Work across all aspects of the software development life-cycle
  • Assist with software / hardware integration
  • Assist with field testing of integrated systems

Degree Apprenticeship 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 Software Engineer Apprentice you will be studying towards a BEng in Mechatronics with the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. For the duration of this four year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our Software function in Belfast.

You will be given one day per week in which to focus on your studies. For the other four days you will be working in the business, applying your university learning in a real-life engineering environment. At the end of the apprenticeship you be working as a Software engineer with Thales Belfast.

This opportunity is available in Belfast

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.

Entry requirements:

The GCE A Level requirement for this course is grades BBB to include Grade B in one from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Technology & Design, Design & Technology, Engineering, Electronics or Double Award Science/Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Level 3 QCF or RQF in Engineering with an overall award profile of DDD (to include a unit in Mathematics).

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

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the four-year 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 apprentices 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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