UK Internship Software Engineer (12 months)

Paid Technology Opportunity at Thales

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Paid Opportunity
Immediate Start
Lasts around 12 Months
No firm Deadline for Applications
Applications accepted from everyone

About Opportunity

Job Location: Cheadle, North West, United Kingdom

Role description

Software development for new products (Web development and supervisory control and data acquisition systems in the transportation domain)

Software maintenance for existing products

Design, code, test, correct and document moderately complex programs and program modifications from supplied specifications, using agreed standards and tools

Conduct reviews of supplied specifications, with others as appropriate.

Technical skills

A mixture of the below skills is preferred;

C++ C#, ASP.NET 3.5, SQL Server 2000/2005/2008.

Knowledge of software life-cycle (Waterfall / Agile)

Java, Javascript, J2EE, Eclipse

Knowledge of software life-cycle.

Front-end web forms development

PC skills to include Microsoft Word and Excel.

SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 Administration (Replication, Snapshots, etc.).

Experience of Web Services and XML.

Experience of Automated Test tools (eg: Test Center, Nunit, Nunit.ASP, Selenium, Junit, Jenkins).

Experience of UML for systems design

Experience of requirements tracing from design through to development and test

Minimum educational requirements

Minimum 2:1 Honours Degree or above in Computer Science or Maths

Security level

BPSS level (Basic Clearance)

Open to any candidate who is able, during the recruitment process, to provide proof of their identity, their employment history and their right to work in the UK

Additional information

You should have the ability to work well within a team and to obtain co-operation and lead change. You will also be self motivated, with the ability to see innovative solutions to problems and the enthusiasm to drive them to a successful conclusion.

You should also be able to demonstrate you are able to work to Thales Group core Values in every aspect of your work. These include:

Customer focused

Team work


The Thales Transportation Systems Domain deals with Transportation solutions for clients such as Network Rail, London Underground (railway), Transport for Greater Manchester (tram), Highways Authority (roads). The business in DTS is currently centred around Services and Major Programs. We are dealing with the full life cycle of activities; from major complex upgrade projects, such as increasing the number of trains per hour on the Jubilee and Northern line or the 20 year renewal of the London Underground telecoms infrastructure, to more repeatable, proven services delivery and maintenance work. Opportunities to move and work within other divisions, including those involved in the defence and security areas are possible as the company is working with common processes and job families to aid this flexibility.

This role will involve working on transportation related systems and will involve either working at our Cheadle Site in Stockport or alternatively at our London Offices. Please note The Department of Transport & Security currently have multiple projects and will confirm the location where our Graduate Software Engineers will be based as soon as possible.

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 will have the opportunity to travel to Thales and non Thales sites throughout the UK when participating in Graduate Development Programme activities.

Opportunity Location

Cheadle, England