Thales OME Optics Internship Glasgow 2024

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At Thales, our focus is cool technology.

Talented people are key to our success. If you’re an ambitious, top-class graduate in the making, we’d love to welcome you to join us for a 3 month internship at Thales - OME. Thales is deeply committed to the development of young engineers and recognises the importance of growing a pipeline of talented individuals. Internships are a fantastic route to meet us, work on projects with us and experience life at Thales.

Our customers rely on us to produce products ranging from night vision goggles, hand-held thermal imagers and weapon sights to surveillance UAVs and soldier-worn power and data solutions…to name a few. Our teams are endlessly supporting the innovation and evolution of a fascinating array of products!

We have multiple internship opportunities in Thales UK Optronics & Missile Electronics (OME) over summer 2024. This opportunity sit within Engineering, specifically Optical Engineering.

The Optical Engineer develops, designs and tests optical lens systems for a variety of applications including sighting systems for land applications, periscopes and masts.

As an Optical Engineering intern, you will work closely with the optical engineering team in activities aimed at improving ways of working with our optical design tools.

You will have the opportunity to learn about optical design, engineering and test processes.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in this role.

Location

The internships are within the OME business of Thales and will be based in Glasgow. Thales embrace flexibility when it comes to working patterns and we will be happy to discuss options that best suit you.

What We're Looking For

We are looking for undergraduates studying a Bachelor or Masters Degree (BEng, BSc, MEng, MSc) in a Numerate, Scientific or Engineering subject who have the ability to work with and understand complex information, using an analytical approach to solving problems. Individuals with Higher Education/equivalent training and experience are equally considered.

You will have an interest in photonics, optics and possess the following skills:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of optics
  • Good programming skills and comfortable learning new programming languages
  • Good communication skills, written and oral
  • Team working and positive attitude to learning new skills

Focus is placed on the ability to

  • Shape solutions out of complexity
  • Cooperate and work in a team
  • Accept accountability
  • Influence key stakeholders
  • Manage yourself

Salary And Benefits

Compensation for this placement is pro rata £22500 per annum. You will also receive prorated benefits in line with Thales employees.

Your Application

Please complete an online application if you are interested in pursuing an internship with us. If your application is successful we will reach out.

If we do not have the right opportunity right now or you are not quite ready, we would still like to connect and discuss future opportunities with you!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Great journeys start here, apply now!

DEADLINE 8th March 2024