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Apprentice Fitting and Machining

Job ID: R0064612 Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Full time, Fixed Term / Temporary
Location: Sydney, Australia

About Thales

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.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

About Our Site

Garden Island is the headquarters for our Maritime business along with being a major fleet base for the Royal Australian Navy. This unique waterside located in Sydney’s inner eastern suburbs is easily accessible by public transport, with onsite parking and canteens this is an exciting place to work that is steeped in history. Our Garden Island team provide repair, maintenance and in-service support for a variety of commercial and Naval platforms. With much of the work being conducted in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest dry dock, Thales are also contracted to provide docking, reticulated services and facility maintenance across the site.

  • Kick start your career with a global industry leading organisation and gain valuable insights from some of our most accomplished professionals in Thales.
  • This hands on Apprenticeship will offer you world class experience whilst working in one of Australia’s most renowned locations.
  • Garden Island (Sydney) location | 2020 commencement

Exciting Career Opportunity

This role will give you both formal studies (TAFE) and practical experience as a Mechanical Fitter, working within the ship repair & maintenance business of Thales Australia, you will be trained in and assist with a range of Mechanical Fitter activities in a diverse technical environment within the maritime field. Your work experience will be gained primarily through on-the-job training working alongside senior engineers, as well as formal training where applicable. The Apprenticeship includes a rotation program between various areas of the Above Water Services business as well as release to RTO (TAFE). This is an amazing opportunity for a motivated school leaver or someone with a couple of years industry experience that is looking to become an Mechanical Fitter, you will be a proven self-starter that is eager to learn both in the classroom and on the job.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Proactive attitude and keen to become familiar with workshop equipment, machinery and its safe operation
  • Willing to undertake multi-skilled activities in all aspects of ship repair and maintenance work
  • Ability to read/understand technical drawings and operate with an attention to detail
  • Willing and able to work within confined spaces, supported by all relevant training
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • A strong commitment towards maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment
  • Committed to complying with all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Other related duties as assigned, which may include off-site work or projects outside the Sydney metropolitan area
  • A current NSW White Card (General Construction) is preferred

Special Requirements: Please not that this role requires Defence Security Clearance  and candidates must be eligible for or have Defence Security Clearance. Candidates must also meet citizenship requirements.

Apply now to put yourself in the running for an exciting career opportunity with a global organisation. You will be part of a strong team environment, enjoy diverse career challenges and will be supported with the relevant training and development to help you succeed.

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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