Graduate Opportunity

Strategy Graduate

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We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.

The Thales UK Strategy and Marketing function delivers strategic direction to Thales UK’s pursuit for growth. As a team we are the intelligence centre for the ‘Go to Market’ organisation, operating across all Thales UK divisions from Defence in Land and Air Systems, through to civil applications in Aerospace, Ground Transportation and Cyber Security.

The Strategy and Marketing team offers a great variety of work and projects across all businesses with senior exposure. You’ll be creating and delivering analysis that has a real impact within the business through the management and delivery of long term projects and assignments. You’ll also have the opportunity and early responsibility to deliver work to senior stakeholders within the business.

A clear career path has been established for Market Analysts that allows progression within the job role and opportunities to explore other ‘Go to Market’ functions.

Operating from multiple sites across Thales UK, the Strategy and Marketing function have the ability to manage long term projects and fast turnaround assignments.

Location: You’ll be expected to complete four six-month placements across various Thales sites and businesses in the UK so flexibility on your location is required for this role. Our main sites are: Crawley, Glasgow, Bristol, Belfast, Reading, Manchester, London and Templecombe (sites highlighted in bold are most likely destinations for your rotational placement).

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Key responsibilities

  • Provision of market and competitor analysis for both market evaluation and business winning
  • Intelligence gathering from external events including air shows, industry conferences, seminars and webinars
  • Market sizing and forecasting for business opportunities and competitive environment
  • Presentation of analysis findings to various stakeholders to support key business decisions
  • As a member of the strategy and marketing team you will be required to undertake tasks both individually and also in a team environment. This covers delivery of projects of varying degrees of scale in a consultative manner with our internal customers, as well as supporting other team members through peer review of their work (and vice versa).

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

You will be on track to or have achieved a bachelor’s degree in any STEM subject; however subjects that have required you to undertake research, analyse complex information and summarise your findings are of particular interest.

You will enjoy researching and analysing information, using primary and secondary data resources to summarise your findings to deliver suitable conclusions and insights in a clear and structured manner. You will enjoy developing subject-matter expertise and been seen as a trusted advisor to the business. Building relationships with a broad range of stakeholders at different levels of seniority is key; you may also have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in different countries across Thales group.

Please note that Graduate Development Programme (GDP) activities take place during the working week but may require the investment of some personal time for travel and follow-up activities. You may have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non-Thales sites throughout the UK when participating in GDP activities.

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Friday 3rd January 2020, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note, we will be in contact by the end of January 2020 with details of next steps.

All graduates require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements - to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of five years. As part of this process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to


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Job ID Number: R0076328
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 3rd, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • IT Architecture
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Science

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