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Crawley, United Kingdom

At Thales UK enable our Armed Forces to make the world a safer and more secure place by ensuring that our service personnel have the best and most advanced equipment to defend themselves, protect others and succeed in their mission to secure borders, keep sea lanes open and make freedom a reality. In Hardware Engineering we provide bespoke innovative solutions relying on key enabling technologies to meet the challenges of the product portfolios of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) domain specialities of:
Manned and unmanned ISR Systems including both the Air and Ground segments

Airborne maritime patrol and surveillance systems including Command & Control (C2), radar and associated electronic warfare sub-systems
Surveillance sensors including Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) and Airborne Surveillance Radars

Customer support and related services.
You will be working in a community of RF and Microwave Engineers with a wide variety of experience. This offers excellent opportunities for transverse career development. This role will involve working closely within project teams using leading edge technologies & techniques to develop tailored microwave solutions, offering experience over a number of different equipments, encompassing everything from product development through to larger scale platform integrations.

Key responsibilities:
As well as undertaking a challenging Graduate Development Programme (GDP) that involves a mixture of courses and on the job training, individuals can expect to perform a real job from Day one, as part of a team covering a variety of tasks - from working on microwave solutions for state of the art microwave components, sub-systems & equipment, to building prototype hardware and carrying out testing & proving of designs
Assisting in the development of basic microwave designs within microwave engineering
Developing new skills / techniques & technologies relevant to the microwave discipline
Performing Simulation and analysis
Witnessing and adopting how hardware designs are developed, documented, tested, controlled and maintained.

Desired skills, qualifications and experience:
You will be studying for a degree in a relevant engineering discipline, i.e. MEng or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline (Electronic Engineering, Electrical and Electronic, or Communications)
An understanding of microwave engineering and / or with an interest in antenna design is highly desirable
Experience of using ADS, Genesys, Microwave Office, Microwave Studio, HFSS, MicroStripes or equivalent is desirable.

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. Some vacancies may 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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