(Crawley) – Systems Apprentice (HNC/HND pathway)

  • Company: Thales
  • Location: Crawley
  • Closing Date: 17-01-2023


Thales people provide armed forces customers with operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on Thales to deliver the full range of defence mission systems solutions at land, sea, and air. Thales platforms extend across the battlespace including Above and Sonar, Electronic Combat, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems.

The Programme:
As a Systems Engineering Apprentice you will be enrolled onto the Level 6 Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering standard. In Year 1 you will attend college 2 days per week to achieve an HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In year 2 and Year 3 you will attend 1 day per week to achieve an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In Year 4 you will attend Portsmouth University 1-2 days per week to top up to a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Upon completion of the degree, you will go through an End Point Assessment upon which you will achieve the Level 6 apprenticeship. For the duration of this 4-year programme you will combine university studies with practical application, working within our system function in Crawley.

You will also need:
Candidates will need a minimum of two A Levels (Grades A-C) including Maths and at least 1 further STEM subject (Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics) or an equivalent e.g., BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM (180 credit requirement). They will also require 5 GCSEs grade A-C (9-5) including English and Maths.
Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the 4-year programme.

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