Graduate Opportunity

Trainee Software Engineer

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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 Air Traffic Management, 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.

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This is an exciting opportunity to join our Land and Air Systems (LAS) Air Operation and Weapons (AOW) business unit as a Trainee Software Engineer. As a Trainee Software Engineer, you will be working with other Software Engineers and other Engineering Disciplines as part of a project team.

The Thales “Study & Work” scheme is an opportunity that offers real world experience with a real job and a degree in Engineering at the end of it.

Joining Thales, a global technology company as a Software Engineer, you’ll work four days a week, studying for your degree part-time at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown one day a week, over four and a half years.

Thales prides itself on its unique culture that values and invests in young talent. Our teams, from the really experienced to the brand new, just out of the box school leavers, work together in dynamic environments on live projects for real clients – it makes for faster, better learning opportunities than university alone.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

As experience increases the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Software Requirements Management and Traceability using industry best practice, tools and techniques.
  • Software Test Planning and Execution (Unit, Integration and System Level)
  • Software construction and debugging on multiple real-time platforms using C and C++
  • Documenting all aspects of the software production process in accordance with company processes and standards
  • Development of Windows based applications using C# or C++

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of computer programming
  • Experience of developing software applications
  • Display innovation and self-motivation
  • Exhibit good communication skills
  • Be able to work efficiently within a team, and individually
  • Demonstrate dedication and determination in assigned tasks
  • Be capable of time management (study and work).

To play a key role in driving the success of a worldwide organisation and to join a talented team click the apply button now.

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 65,000 employees in 56 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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Job ID Number: R0050689
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Belfast
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Hardware
  • Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Web Development

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