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Glasgow, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for a Graduate Systems Engineer to join our Land and Air Systems business based at our state-of-the-art super-site in Glasgow. You will join a community of highly experienced, like-minded Systems Engineers working on our full suite of cutting edge opto-electronic products and technologies, including: Naval periscopes and masts; Armoured vehicle sightings and weapons systems; Range finders and thermal imagers, plus many many more.

Over the course of the Thales UK Graduate Development Programme (GDP) you will get the opportunity to work across a wide range of programmes and across the many stages of the systems engineering lifecycle.

The successful graduate will have an enthusiasm for modern defence technologies and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle and various methodologies. Knowledge of requirements capture, design change, configuration control, design safety, environmental and electromagnetic compatible is highly desirable.

Key responsibilities
You will support state of the art electronic hardware and firmware development, mechanical assemblies and software development
You will be trained on a wide range of systems engineering tools, e.g. Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project and Doors
Working across the whole system and its components, using your unique technical view to guide a project to a successful conclusion

Desirable skills, qualifications and experience
You will be studying for a relevant STEM or engineering degree, e.g. Software, systems, mechanical, electronics, physics etc.
You will have a general understanding of the systems engineering lifecycle and methodologies.
You will have the ability to work closely with colleagues in multiple teams, both technical and non-technical
You be able to present and explain technical and complex problems to engineers and management alike.

UK mobility may be required whilst on your graduate programme.

Please note that 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 Graduate Development Programme activities.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. The majority of our vacancies require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

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