Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Employer
Thales UK
Location
Glasgow
Salary
TBC
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

Engineering: Design & Manufacture BEng (Hons) – Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Location: Glasgow

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?

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 Mechanical 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 optical systems for the MoD and a wide range of export 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • MCAD design and development
  • Environmental testing and product qualification
  • Design for manufacture for mechanical designs
  • Building prototypes for test and development

The Programme:

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

As a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice you will be studying at University of Strathclyde towards a degree in Engineering: Design & Manufacture BEng (Hons). For the duration of this four year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our Mechanical function in Glasgow.

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.

Upon completion of the programme you will move into a permanent role within Thales in Glasgow.

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 engineering and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve a degree qualification and further their career in Thales.

You will also need:

Candidates will need to have achieved at least four ‘Higher’ grade qualifications grades (AABB) including Maths and another STEM based subject.

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

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 04th 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 five years. 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

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

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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