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Mechanical Engineering Intern

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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 Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together We Are Thales

Together, we unravel the unknowable and translate it into ingenious, game-changing solutions, for our customers across Defence, Security, Aerospace, Transport and Space.

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.

As an intern at Thales, you’ll step right into our world. You can expect to come face to face with big innovations, collaborate on real projects and learn from the best. In fact, every internship with Thales is unique to the project and area you join. Not only will you gain world-class experience, you’ll be ready to step up to new challenges with confidence and could find yourself in a great position to be fast-tracked to a graduate position with us in the future.

As a Mechanical Engineer Trainee, you will be working under the guidance of the Mechanical Design Work Package Manager and be involved in all aspects of the mechanical product life cycle including specification, concept generation, design, implementation, integration, test and in-service support.

Fulfilling a 9-12 month placement, this is an ideal opportunity for a student or equivalent to gain excellent industry experience, working alongside a diverse workforce of graduate, trainee and experienced professionals.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Assist Executive Engineers in the provision of innovative and unique solutions in the design, development and delivery of the mechanical hardware required for new projects or in the modification of existing hardware.
  • Interaction with stress, aerodynamics, manufacturing, procurement and supply base to ensure optimised, robust, cost effective designs
  • Maintain the processes and procedures related to Mechanical Hardware Development within the company.
  • Advise the Specialists of technology developments in the mechanical area including methodologies and selection of tools.
  • Provide Mechanical contribution on project work packages within the company
  • Participate in and contribute to company continuous improvement projects when required.

Skills & Behaviours

Thales is committing to hiring individuals with a “can do” and positive attitude with a willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. We are open to hear from individuals with a real interest and aspiration to pursue a career in Engineering, along with some of the key attributes:

  • Currently Studying an Engineering & Science related degree or equivalent (preferably in second or third year of degree programme)
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a genuine appetite to systematically solve problems end-to-end
  • Knowledge of Material selection and Surface Treatments would be desirable
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as individually
  • Comfortable with IT packages such as Microsoft office.

Please note, you must be eligible to work in the UK and it also requires the individual to be able to obtain full Security Clearance (SC). Please refer to the UKSV website for further information regarding restrictions and limitations.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: R0080812
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