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Thales to recruit record number of apprentices in 2022

At 126 strong, Thales’s intake of apprentices will be its biggest ever in 2022. Since 2015, the number of degree apprenticeships available has risen ten-fold. The result is a growing diversity of apprenticeship opportunities, not only by subject, but also by region, with apprenticeships now split across the UK, including Glasgow, Belfast, London, Reading, Crawley and Somerset.

Thales apprentices will play a key role in creating innovative solutions to meet some of the UK’s greatest challenges, supporting the country’s prosperity with apprentices involved from day one in developing the latest ground-breaking technology. Each year, Thales invests over £575m into its UK supply chain, working with over 2,000 companies.

Thales is set to recruit a record number of UK apprentices in 2022 / Picture: Thales in the UK

In addition, Thales is launching a new cyber-degree apprenticeship with a cohort of 10 apprentices in Reading. The new cyber-degree apprenticeship reflects the evolving skills requirement as we move towards an ever-increasing digital world. The cyber programme is a four-year programme delivered in partnership with QA training; apprentices will work towards a BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional degree awarded by Northumbria University.

Nicola Anderson, head of apprentice development for Thales in the UK, said: “With the new cyber-degree programme, our apprentices will support the development of key cyber and digital technologies, ensuring we can support the new National Cyber Strategy the UK government has recently set out. I look forward to seeing this programme launch and the benefits it will bring to the business and the UK.”

Stuart Morgan, business systems analyst and graduate engineer at Thales, added: “Thales is in a really unique position with its apprenticeship; you’ve got the ability to jump between completely different industries from space to rail to defence. In most industries, you’ll sit in one team, but we offer such a breadth of what you can do and the opportunities are endless.”

For more information on the specific roles available, visit Thales apprenticeships

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