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Company Profile - Thales


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We love cracking the confusingly complex at Thales*.   We love investigating the impossibly intractable. We love deciphering the dazzlingly difficult. And we loveunravelling the unrelentingly unknowable. Why? Quite simply, creating the most ingenious technological systems and innovations is in our business DNA.

Who are we?

Our work touches all of our lives – every single day. From BACS, the secure network communications system behind 3.7 billion secure electronic transactions every year, to in-flight entertainment systems for passenger planes and state-of-the art equipment for military aircraft, the scope and scale of our problem-solving abilities knows no bounds.

To give you an idea of the size of our operations, our customers rely on the expertise and insight of our 68,000 people in 50 countries around the world, across aerospace, defence, security and transport. 

Career Opportunities

From Software, Systems and Electronics Engineers to Mechanical Engineers, we have a range of opportunities on offer for the brightest graduate talent. 

Training and Development

Talented people are the key to our success. So from the outset we’ll encourage you to become professionally qualified and give you the training to realise your potential. Our comprehensive four-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP) runs parallel with your Engineering role or placements on the Business Programme. It offers everything from an introduction to our organisation, culture and processes to formal training in the form of seminars, specialist courses and visits. We will also pay your annual membership fees for a relevant professional institution.

The Thales UK graduate Development Programme is accredited by the following Engineering Institutions: IET, IMechE, Royal Aeronautical Society and Institute of Physics

What we look for

Varies dependent on role. See our website for further details. 

What we offer

As well as a salary of £26,500, you can look forward to a host of benefits. These include 26 days’ holiday, a company pension scheme, payment of institution membership fees and a ‘Welcome to Thales’ bonus of £2,000.

The full package includes:

  • Overtime
  • Company pension scheme
  • Support to Professional Registration for Engineers
  • Support to appropriate Professional Qualification for Business Management & Finance Graduates
  • Accredited Graduate Development Programme
  • Flexitime (depending on division)
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme
  • Annual Graduate Conference

How to apply


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