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2018 Apprentice - Software, Systems

Job ID: R9998902A

Level 6 Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship – Software & Systems Apprentice

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through a degree, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

Location: Templecombe

Assessment centre dates: February & March
Closing date: 22 January


What you’ll be doing -The Role

As an apprentice you will be given the opportunity to work on a range of customer projects, grow your understanding and experience of systems and software engineering all at the same time as learning about the wider Thales business.

You will get to work across the different phases of the systems/software engineering lifecycle gaining on the job experience. Your day to day your tasks might typically include any of the following:
  • Documenting requirements in a clear and unambiguous manner ensuring they are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable and feasible.
  • Systems and software design
  • Developing and testing software applications, using Java/C++
  • Producing and running  integration and verification tests
  • Helping set-up and manage  development and test environments and tools
  • Supporting software installations at customer sites
Additionally you will have the chance to develop your soft skills through a range of activities. These might include taking a lead role in organising and participating STEM event such as school visits and work experience, co-ordinating  ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions, presenting to the leadership team.

These activities will all provide you with a great foundation from which to develop your career in systems or software engineering.

The Programme
Through our degree apprenticeship you’ll be making the most of your talents, getting to understand engineering from the ground up; and doing so with the help of one of the biggest and best names in the industry.

As a software and systems apprentice you will be studying towards a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions with BPP University, following the Software Engineering pathway. For the duration of this 4 year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our software function in Templecombe.

This programme is delivered via an online learning platform, with two evening tutorials running per week. You will be given one day per week in which to focus on your studies. For the other 4 days you will be working in the business, applying your university learning in a real life software environment. At the end of the apprenticeship you be working as a software engineer within one of the Thales UK businesses.

This opportunity is available in Templecombe, within the Land and Air Systems business.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in software and Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to achieve a degree qualification.

You will also need
  • 3 A Levels grade A-C including Maths and/or a relevant discipline such as Physics or Computer Science, or
  • Relevant BTEC Level 3, or
  • Completion of a level-3 apprenticeship/professional qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 4 year programme
Please note that applicants who already hold a relevant degree will not be eligible for this programme.

Macro Employer of the Year 2017 – Regional Apprenticeship Awards, South East

Thales supports Smart Working which is an approach to organising work that aims to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness in achieving job outcomes. It combines flexibility, autonomy and collaboration, while optimising tools and working environments for employees – ask for more details at your interview.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. 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.

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Templecombe, United Kingdom

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