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2024 HR Digital Design - Level 6 Digital User Experience (UX) Degree Apprenticeship: Thales

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
11 Feb 2024

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2024 HR Digital Design Apprentice - Level 6 Digital User Experience (UX) Degree Apprenticeship - R0233494

Location: Crawley, United Kingdom

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

HR Digital Design Apprentice

Level 6 Digital User Experience (UX) Degree Apprenticeship

Location: Crawley

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your qualification, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

Your role will support the User Experience Lead within the Talent, Learning & Culture (TLC) Team, where you will design and maintain learning and development resources. You will have the opportunity to use a variety of design software to create and improve the existing documentation and learning resources.

This will involve applying a user centric approach and thinking about the user experience so that the message and information is clear and concise. You will ensure that the learning design is on brand and delivers the right level of information to the user. It is important you have a mind-set that can look at information in an objective way and determine whether it is clear, logical and helps the user to achieve a goal.

We will support you in your development as you work towards the expected apprenticeship level of expertise. You will learn how to challenge our ways of working and shape better user experiences for our employees. This is an exciting opportunity to work with different teams within Talent, Learning and Culture to deliver solutions to the business that make us more efficient and effective.

The Programme:

You will be studying towards a Level 6 Digital User Experience (UX) Degree Apprenticeship at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

This programme is taught part-time over four years on the MMU campus in central Manchester.

Each year there will be around 24 days of classroom learning, organised into six blocks of four days – mirroring the sprint approach common in digital projects. A skills coach at the University and a Thales UK supervisor undertake regular progress reviews and support apprentices in their work and studies.

As well as lectures on campus, apprentices complete projects in the workplace, tackling challenges relevant to the Thales business. These will typically involve designing and optimising digital products and services.

All successful graduates are awarded a BSc (Hons) Digital User Experience (UX) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as a Level 6 degree apprenticeship.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to build a career.

You will also need:

Applicants should have a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-level (grades BCC) or an equivalent (e.g. BTEC DMM).

They also need GCSE Mathematics and English Language (grade A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent.

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the four-year programme.

Please note, assessment centres for shortlisted candidates will be held between February and May 2024. Induction week for all Graduate and Apprentices will commence on Monday 2 September until Friday 6 September 2024

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 11 February 2024, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note we will be in contact by the end of January 2024 with details of next steps.

Due to the nature of the work that we do at Thales many of our roles are subject to security restrictions and, as a result, you may be limited to what you can work on within our business in relation to your place of birth and/or nationality.

As standard, all successful candidates must possess the permanent right to work in the UK, and will be required to go through Government security clearance at BPSS Level prior to starting with us and then to obtain full Security Clearance (SC) in line with the United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements. 

To be eligible for full SC, you generally need to have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.  In some circumstances, a minimum of 3 years’ residence in the UK over the last 5 years may be accepted, with additional overseas checks.  As part of the vetting process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK, time spent abroad over the last 5 years, as well as employment and / or educational history.

For further details of the evidence required to apply for security clearance please follow this link -

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.

At Thales 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.

Thales UK is 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. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

Great journeys start here, apply now!



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Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
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United Kingdom

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