Location: Cheadle, United Kingdom
Thales Ground Transportation Systems UK (GTS) are helping to shape the future of the rail industry in the UK, and beyond. We specialise in signalling and communication, collaborating with the biggest names in the industry to deliver the rail of the future. Our Early Careers opportunities offer the chance to make a real difference to everyday lives, through the work that we do. This role is expected to transition to Hitachi Rail as part of the transfer of ownership of GTS from Thales.
Thales Ground Transportation Systems UK (GTS) are helping to shape the future of the rail industry in the UK, and beyond. We specialise in signalling and communication, collaborating with the biggest names in the industry to deliver the rail of the future. Our Early Careers opportunities offer the chance to make a real difference to everyday lives, through the work that we do. This role is expected to transition to Hitachi Rail as part of the transfer of ownership of GTS from Thales.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 opportunities, and support you with a unique level of exposure within our business so that you can 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, and across the different business areas, you will experience the whole engineering lifecycle. You will be assigned to a new or existing program where you will work with, and be aided 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 site will be in Cheadle, Manchester. During the rotational programme, you may be required to relocate to London.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
- 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 12th January 2024, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2024 with details of next steps.
Thales GTS is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of our business. We appreciate the strength that diversity adds to our teams. When you join us, you will be part of a business that is focused on continually improving, to be a welcoming, inclusive place to work. We actively promote and encourage our people to feel confident in bringing their true self to work every day.To be eligible for our Early Career positions, you will need the Right to Work in the UK for the entire duration of the programme. 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.
Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.
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.
Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.
Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.
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