What will the apprentice be doing?
Programming skills in C or C++, Knowledge of OpenGL, graphics programming and mathematical systems modelling. Familiarity with management tools, aircraft and sensor systems and training simulator systems. Development of quality software solutions that adhere to timescale and budget. Domain specific knowledge and application of mathematics skills to model aircraft and simulation systems, to develop creative software solutions. Digital Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Studying towards a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions with Warwick University following the Software Engineer pathway. This will be delivered via a block-release model where you will attend an average of six weeks at university per year - remote support will be provided online, as well as workplace support with both your technical and practical development. 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,.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At the end of the apprenticeship you be working as a software engineer within one of the Thales UK businesses.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative
GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's incl Maths, English and a STEM subject (Grade A-C / 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels including Maths and a STEM subject (Grade BCC with a B in Maths) Essential