Hardware Engineer Apprentice

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

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Level 6 Embedded Electronics Systems Design and Development Engineer – Hardware Engineer Apprentice

Location: Crawley

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?

This exciting Hardware Apprentice role will develop your skills by the designing and implementation of the engineering solutions in accordance with programme and product requirements. Typical tasks will range from requirements management via the design and development cycle, to test, integration and validation of complex products and systems.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and test engineering solutions in accordance with Thales procedures
  • Attendance at project reviews
  • Creation of functional and physical system architectures
  • Preparation of engineering specifications, interface control documents & test documentation
  • Deliver tasks on time and to the required quality
  • Work as a team-player asking for guidance and direction where necessary
  • Develop knowledge and skills within the engineering discipline
  • Effectively communicate engineering issues related to own tasks

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 Hardware Engineering Apprentice you will be studying towards a BEng in Electronic Engineering, under the Embedded Electronic Systems Degree Apprenticeship standard. For the first year on programme you will attend a local college 2 days per week working towards an HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In Year 2 and Year 3 you will continue at college 1 day per week to achieve an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In Year 4 you will attend Portsmouth University 1 day per week to top up to a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

There will also be the opportunity to apply for professional registration with the Institute of Engineering and Technology as an Incorporated Engineer at the end of the programme.

This opportunity is available in Crawley

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

You will also need:

Candidates will need either a BTEC Level 3 (MMM) in a relevant discipline (Engineering, Electronics) or 3 A Levels grade A-C including a grade B in Maths and one other STEM subject. They will also require 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A-C) including English and Maths.

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

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 4 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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