About Us

There is always a better way to do something. That’s why there’s nowhere better to begin your career journey than at Thales. Together we are driven by an endless curiosity to change the world around us. Be it in Aerospace, Space, Defence and Digital security wherever there’s a problem, there is a solution waiting to be found. Which is why every day you spend here will be an opportunity to discover; to try, test, probe, explore, create and achieve. Everything you do will enable you to push the realms of what’s possible. To build on what you know. To discover what you don’t.

Whether you’re here to learn more about why STEM matters, or join us as a school leaver, undergraduate or graduate, we’re confident you’ll enjoy getting to know more about Early Careers at Thales and the opportunities available.

Our Apprenticeships/Grad schemes

Whether you’re a student or recent graduate, we want you to start your career with Thales, keep growing with us and ultimately build your story with us.

The huge variety of industries and technologies our business operates means that we can offer more opportunities than you can imagine. Whatever your interests or long term aspirations we’ve got you covered.

Our Early Careers programs reflect the global nature of our business, are country specific, designed to work in harmony with the local education systems and most importantly, provide you with a great experience.

Business Graduates

How we do business is every bit as important as how we engineer our solutions. Our Business programmes will give you the insight your talent needs to develop and deliver. Our schemes include: Strategy and Marketing, Sales and Business Development, Legal, Procurement, Bid and Project Management. Get to know our operation in forensic detail. Together we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

Engineering Graduates

This is a programme for the next generation of engineering specialists and leaders who’ll shape the future of engineering at Thales in the UK. It’s rotational, so you’ll be moving around the country and across different business units and engineering disciplines over the course of 4 years. But we’ll support you every step of the way, because it’s really important that you learn and see as much of our diverse business as possible during your training. It’s what will set you up for success in the later stages of your development journey.


If you have an insatiable curiosity to ask why, how come and what if? our Apprenticeships are the solution. These are open to school and college leavers of any age and offer the chance to earn while you learn as you’ll be working towards an accredited qualification. Together we can explore beyond your dreams

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