Thales - 2018 Intern Research Engineer

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: South East, Reading
Start date: Various
Sectors: Engineering, Research & Analysis

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.


Thales UK, Research & Technology supports the business entities of Thales, particularly in the UK.


Thales UK Research & Technology (TRT UK) is the Reading based research centre forming part of Thales' network of centres situate in the UK, France, Netherlands and Singapore. We are defined by our people, around 100 science and engineering experts in a variety of technological domains. In this role you will contribute to real projects from the start whilst building experience in a variety of areas. such as innovation management, systems engineering, software engineering, digital signal processing, hardware design (digital and RF), vision processing, algorithm development are focused on the following domains:


• Secure radio communications
• cyber and information security
• precise indoor and outdoor positioning
• secure networks
• machine vision and video analytics
• radar and electronic warfare


In coordinated teams, Thales carries out research into and identifies new technologies applicable to the businesses in teams that are resourced from itself and the appropriate Thales business entity. We are looking for a student for a 3 month summer internship. You will contribute from the start of your employment whilst building experience in analysing problems to develop technologies and solutions to customer challenges.


Assessment centre dates: 13 November – 14 December across multiple locations


You will be able to communicate early, verbally and written, including documentation of your work to all Thales colleagues, regardless of seniority. You are a high achiever, proactive, highly organised and self motivated.


Minimum educational requirements:
• Preferred Degree: Masters Recognised by the appropriate engineering institutions. We will consider a Bachelors degree


Subject areas of particular interest within the degree:
• Electronic Engineering and related subjects
• CSoftware engineering
• Computer Science and related subjects
• Mathematics and or Physics
• Telecommunications


If you are studying Physics or Maths please note that you will need to have completed some electronics or software programming modules as part of your degree.


You will be capable of approaching technical problems with an analytical mind and be keen to see them through to a working solution. The following non-exhaustive list describes the skills required by the Thales UK businesses, including the Research and Technology centre. You will be capable in a subset of these:
• Algorithm Development & Mathematical Problem Solving
• Software Research, Design & Development including proficiency in C, C++ or Java
• General Digital Electronics (including high speed design)
• FPGA Design and Implementation
• RF Design, up to microwave frequencies.
• Mixed Signal Design (A/D, D/A, Amplifiers, Filters etc...


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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