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Trials & Environmental 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.

Thales Belfast has an opportunity for an intern to join the Trials & Environmental Test Department for a 9-12 month fixed term internship. The Trials & Environmental Test team perform many activities related to the testing and performance monitoring across a diverse range of projects aligned to the Integrated Airspace Protection Systems Business Domain. The Trials & Environmental Test Department is involved in Environmental Planning, Testing, Development Trials, Missile Acceptance processing and In Service Support for UK MOD and Overseas trials.

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

  • Hardware development for weapons systems trials
  • Participation in all aspects of the Hardware Lifecycle
  • Trials Requirements, Analysis and Specifications
  • Firing of missiles in support of Thales system trials
  • To support teams at home away from base
  • To travel as required to deliver weapons systems trials
  • Hardware assignments across product lines with a trials and environmental test focus.

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.


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Job ID Number: R0081410
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Science

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