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For more than a century, Thales has exploited technology for the nation’s benefit, developing world-leading capabilities that help our customers think smarter and act faster.

Who we are

We’re a global business with over 7,000 people in the UK, working across every country of the Union. For many years, Thales has contributed to the security and stability of this nation by providing extraordinary technology to our customers in Government and industry. Operating across aerospace, defence, digital security, transport and space, we help keep the nation safe and secure while contributing £1.6bn in economic value each year.

But with such scale comes responsibility. To achieve sustainable growth we must take a holistic approach to our business and create value beyond our bottom line; we need to consider the wider impact of our activities for our customers, employees and communities.

Why choose us?

At Thales, we work in diverse sectors generating exciting and creative solutions for our customers. We believe the best way we can serve our people, as well as our customers, is to ensure that we continuously work to build an environment in which you and all your colleagues feel respected for who you are and the value that your individuality brings to the organisation. Collectively, Thales people make the company and its culture what it is and we all deserve to feel that we belong and can be at our best.

We are striving to create a workplace in which you can authentically Be You, With Us. This requires ongoing, deliberate attention from all of us and is something you'll have the opportunity to help shape as we share much more about this in the months and years ahead.

As a business, we provide careers and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries, our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market-leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

Perks of working at Thales UK

  • In the majority of our business areas (with the exception of manufacturing) we work a 37-hour week and have a short day on a Friday working only 5 hours, which means an early finish and time back for you to spend how you choose
  • Within Manufacturing and shift rotations we work a 4-day week with means we can offer a 3-day weekend
  • We offer Health Insurance to all employees. (The level does vary depending on Salary banding)
  • 24 hours for Volunteering hours are provided to all employees to give something back to the community in which we live
  • As a business we are focussed on providing a supportive environment that helps individuals to prioritise their mental health and well–being. We do this by providing support through various mechanisms such as the ‘unmind app’ and the employee assistance programme for all our employees
  • We offer Mentoring to all our permanent employees
  • We have given all employees access to a Wellbeing app called UnMind
  • We have a number of Employee Network Groups

Application process

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process

  • Online Application via our website
  • Online Assessment
  • Telephone Interview
  • Virtual Assessment Centre - Which will include two group activities, a technical interview and a Competency Interview.

Culture & values

  • Customer trust
  • One Team, One Thales
  • Developing our people
  • Accountable and committed to excellence
  • Agile and innovative

Equality, diversity & inclusion

Supporting applicants with a disability or long-term condition

Thales UK is recognised as a Disability Confident Committed company with the Department of Work and Pensions. We are also members of Business Disability Forum, which helps us with our commitment to become a disability-smart organisation.

Networks at Thales UK:

  • Thales UK LGBT+ Network
  • Neurodiversity Network
  • WiTh (We In Thales) UK
  • REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) Network

Learning & development

As a learning organisation, we continually create opportunities for our people to learn. We make sure that technology gives them the control and freedom to consume learning how and when they want to.

We leverage the 70:20:10 theory to ensure that learning is easy to access, develop, deliver and receive whether it be on the job, via coaching and support from line managers or through a more formal offer.

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