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Electronics Engineering Apprentice

Thales UK
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Engineering & Aerospace, Technology
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Start Date
24 months+
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Engineering: Design & Manufacture BEng (Hons) – Electronics Engineering Apprentice

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your degree, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

Location: Glasgow

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 an Electronics Engineer in our Glasgow office, you will work as part of the development team and be responsible for technical contributions towards leading edge naval or land based products. This is a great opportunity to work on the latest defence equipment and develop new systems for the MoD and a wide range of 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:

  • Build prototypes and test systems
  • Design and manufacture cables
  • Modify or repair products within engineering
  • Electronic engineering design & support

The Programme:

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

As an Electronics Engineering Apprentice you will be studying at The University of Strathclyde, towards a BEng (Hons) in Engineering Design & Manufacture. During this 4 year apprenticeship you will acquire knowledge through blended and online learning with a strong emphasis on work-based learning.

Upon completion of the programme you will transition into a permanent role within our Optronics business 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 careers with Thales.

You will also need:

Candidates will need at least four Higher 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

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


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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