Engineering Graduate


In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

Engineering Graduate Programme
This is an exciting engineering graduate programme designed to create the next generation of aspiring technical experts, specialists and leaders for Thales Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) in the UK.
We are looking for people with a passion for engineering combined with an inquisitive mind and an intrinsic interest in people, leadership and success through teamwork. If you are looking for a broad learning experience, Thales GTS will offer you extensive development and challenges, and support you with a unique level of exposure within our business so that you can drive your career progression at the rate right for you.
This is a four-year rotational programme, split into two halves:
  • For the first two years, you will complete four, six month long placements. Rotating across Thales GTS sites around the country, across the different business units experiencing the engineering lifecycle. You will be assigned to a new or existing program where you will work with and be supported by other engineers to design and develop engineering solutions to meet the needs of our customers.
  • In the second part of the scheme, you will complete a further two, one year long placements to allow you to start building and consolidating your knowledge in your chosen area.
During your time on the programme, you will be under the sponsorship and guidance of the Engineering Leadership team.
Location: Flexibility on your location is required for this role, however your main sites are: London, Cheadle
Educational requirements:
You will have gained or be on track to achieve a bachelor’s degree in one of the following subject areas:
  • Software, Systems, Electronics, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering
  • AI, Machine Learning and Cybernetics
  • Cyber Security (with systems engineering interest) or wider security
  • Mathematics
  • Computer or Data Science
  • All applicable technical or related degrees will be considered
This programme is a great opportunity to work in one of the world’s leading engineering organisations and develop a long-term career building engineering solutions together, safer, everywhere.
Please note that Graduate Development Programme (GDP) activities take place during the working week but may require the investment of some personal time for travel and follow-up activities. You may have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK when participating in GDP activities.

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Friday 20th January 2023, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2023 with details of next steps.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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