Engineering: Design & Manufacture BEng (Hons) – Mechanical Engineering 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?
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.
- MCAD design and development
- Environmental testing and product qualification
- Design for manufacture for mechanical designs
- Building prototypes for test and development
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.