Graduate Trials and Environmental Test Engineer
Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.
Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. 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.
Graduate Trials and Environmental Test Engineer - Direct Entry
Thales in Belfast deliver cutting-edge solutions to armed forces the world over. We are Europe’s number one supplier of defence electronics and a leading provider of integrated air defence systems. But our people don’t just work with incredibly advanced technology. The armoured vehicles we build can resist the full force of improvised explosive devices, while our avionics solutions control some of the world’s most iconic military aircraft. Together, our people make the world safer.
This is a fantastic entry level opportunity to join our Engineering team in Belfast, working on the design and development of innovative technical solutions that meet customer requirements and business needs. You will be working on all aspects of the product lifecycle, from requirements capture and analysis through to validation and qualification. An entry level role within Engineering can provide the springboard of opportunity to develop within an exciting business.
In this junior engineering role you will learn from a combination of hands-on coaching and an outstanding variety of work, picking up engineering skills that will serve you well throughout your career. You’ll get to work closely with all engineering skills as well as the functions that are involved in integrated project teams, and you will have opportunities to travel to other Thales sites.
The Trials & Environmental Test Department performs many activities related to testing and performance monitoring of the various defence projects. These activities include test and trial planning and analysis, development and qualification test and trials, missile acceptance processing and in-service support for UK MOD and overseas customers’ trials.
What you'll need
The Graduate Trials and Environmental Test Engineer is a practical role working as part of the trials team reporting to the Head of Trials and Environmental Test. It is a varied and rewarding role that requires commitment and a willingness to travel.
You will have achieved a 2:1 or a 2:2 in a relevant degree such as Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive or Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
You must have a Right to Work in UK and you may also be required to undertake Security Clearance in order to work on some projects.
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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