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Past Thales Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Thales, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Thales hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (92%),

  • Internships (5%),

  • Entry Level Jobs (3%),

Disciplines

  • Administration (11%),

  • Business and Commerce (5%),

  • Computer Science (19%),

  • Construction (3%),

  • Cyber Security (11%),

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Locations

  • Sydney (32%),

  • Melbourne (27%),

  • Rydalmere (19%),

  • Melbourne - CBD and Inner Suburbs (11%),

  • Orchard Hills (5%),

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Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (92%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (32%),

  • Australian Skilled Migration Visa (485) (22%),

  • Australian Student Visa (22%),

  • Australian Working Visa (19%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (11%),

  • Other (3%),

Past Thales Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of Thales's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Engineering

and 5 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software
  • Science

Our Graduate Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Engineers work in our maritime business based in Garden Island. Specifically, you will be part of the team that focuses on supporting a variety of naval systems in “In Service Support” (ISS) contract work, projects and bids

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Engineering

This is a unique career opportunity to kick start your career in our fascinating maritime business focused on naval ship repair and modification. This will give engineers an amazing opportunity to gain experience in a variety of engineering projects where you will be involved from design to build, s

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Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

Engineering

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

Working in our Under Water Systems team you could be part of unique projects like creating sonar sensors for submarines for both our civilian and military customers.

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Engineering Electrical

This is a unique opportunity to put your electrical engineering degree to use in the maritime industry! Working on large ships you could be involved in a number of projects relating to power systems, automation, combat systems, data & voice communication and radio frequency.

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Engineering Civil Structural

This is a unique opportunity for a Graduate Civil Engineer to work on one of Australia’s largest civil engineering projects. Working in our maritime business you will assist in managing the Royal Australian Navy’s ship repair and docking site on Garden Island.

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Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

Administration

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Business and Commerce

Want to work in a varied role where you have the chance to learn all aspects of a business? Our Operations grads get exposure to projects, bids and purchasing in our exciting Digital Systems business!

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Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

Engineering

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Working in our Under Water Systems team you could be involved in unique projects like creating sonar sensor systems for ours and allied Navies. In this role you will collaborate closely with a range of engineers including systems, electronic, mechanical, software and production.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Technology

Enjoy a varied role that sees you work on a range of IT hardware skills. Develop your UNIX/Linux skills and work on configuration of computer and hardware systems! Work in the exciting world of air traffic management. Kick start your career today!

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Internships

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Technology

Working in our Innovation Lab which focuses on advanced studies in Air Traffic Management you will have the opportunity to be part of a range of projects which could include prototyping, designing, developing and demonstrating new software solutions!

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Graduate Jobs

Canberra

Cyber Security

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology

As a Cybersecurity Graduate at Thales you will work on mission-critical systems in a variety of technologies and domains, such as aerospace, simulators, underwater systems, cloud, and communication networks.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Engineering Software

We have over 10 graduate positions available in our Software Engineering program. Working on Airspace Mobility Solutions you could be developing air traffic control solutions used globally!

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Working in our Avionics business you will work on exciting training and simulation projects for the Australian Defence Force, for example you could be working on mission systems for Tiger Helicopters! Our graduates are engineering all-rounders working in multiple areas of our business.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Engineering

and 8 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Start your career in a unique role which sees you collaborate with a range of engineers on a daily basis. Our Graduate Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Engineer will work in our Melbourne office which is the heart of our Airspace Mobility Solutions business.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Working in our Melbourne office you will be focused on integrating software and systems for our innovative airspace mobility solutions team. Work on solutions used by airports around the world!

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Cyber Security

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology

As a Cybersecurity Graduate at Thales you will work on mission-critical systems in a variety of technologies and domains, such as aerospace, simulators, underwater systems, cloud, and communication networks.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Technology

Thales are now recruiting for their 2023 Graduate Program. We have multiple IT, Software Engineering and Generalist Engineering roles available in our Melbourne office working on innovative Airspace Mobility Solutions

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Engineering

and 6 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Join a two-year Graduate Program and put your engineering skills to use. We consider a variety of engineering disciplines aswell as Mathematics, Science and Physics. Working in our Melbourne office you will be focused on Airspace Mobility Solutions!

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Verification & Validation Engineers work in our Melbourne office as part of our Airspace Mobility Solutions team. Essentially they are responsible for testing solutions to ensure they meet requirements. If you have studied Software, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering this role could be for you!

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

This Graduate Systems Engineer role is with our Secure Communications & Information Systems business. What does this mean for you? You will have the opportunity to be part of innovative communication system integration projects and build your competency over time to become an expert in your field.

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Administration

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Project Management

Working alongside Project Management and Bid Management professionals you will have the opportunity to learn all facets of how a business runs whilst you play an integral role in helping coordinate and prepare projects and bids.

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Graduate Jobs

Orchard Hills

and 1 other

Available locations

  • Orchard Hills
  • Sydney

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

Working as part of the Integrated Weapons and Sensors department in this role you will learn how Thales develops, manufactures and maintains small arms and weapons for our Defence Force, Law Enforcement and Civilian clients.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne - CBD and Inner Suburbs

Engineering

and 7 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Start your career in a unique role which sees you collaborate with a range of engineers on a daily basis. Our Graduate Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Engineer will work in our Melbourne office which is the heart of our Airspace Mobility Solutions business.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Engineering Software

We have over 10 graduate positions available in our Software Engineering program. Working on Airspace Mobility Solutions you could be developing air traffic control solutions used globally!

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne - CBD and Inner Suburbs

Accepts International

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Working in our Melbourne office you will be focused on integrating software and systems for our innovative airspace mobility solutions team. Work on solutions used by airports around the world!

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Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Working in our Avionics business you will work on exciting training and simulation projects for the Australian Defence Force, for example you could be working on mission systems for Tiger Helicopters! Our graduates are engineering all-rounders working in multiple areas of our business.

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Graduate Jobs

Canberra

Cyber Security

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology

As a Cybersecurity Graduate at Thales you will work on mission-critical systems in a variety of technologies and domains, such as aerospace, simulators, underwater systems, cloud, and communication networks.

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Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

Cyber Security

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology

As a Cybersecurity Graduate at Thales you will work on mission-critical systems in a variety of technologies and domains, such as aerospace, simulators, underwater systems, cloud, and communication networks.

Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne - CBD and Inner Suburbs

Accepts International

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software

Verification & Validation Engineers work in our Melbourne office as part of our Airspace Mobility Solutions team. Essentially they are responsible for testing solutions to ensure they meet requirements. If you have studied Software, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering this role could be for you!

Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Engineering

and 6 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Join a two-year Graduate Program and put your engineering skills to use. We consider a variety of engineering disciplines aswell as Mathematics, Science and Physics. Working in our Melbourne office you will be focused on Airspace Mobility Solutions!

Closed

Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

and 1 other

Available locations

  • Rydalmere
  • Sydney

Administration

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Project Management

Working alongside Project Management and Bid Management professionals you will have the opportunity to learn all facets of how a business runs whilst you play an integral role in helping coordinate and prepare projects and bids.

Closed

Graduate Jobs

Orchard Hills

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

Working as part of the Integrated Weapons and Sensors department in this role you will learn how Thales develops, manufactures and maintains small arms and weapons for our Defence Force, Law Enforcement and Civilian clients.

Closed

Graduate Jobs

Rydalmere

Engineering Electrical

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

This Graduate Systems Engineer role is with our Secure Communications & Information Systems business. What does this mean for you? You will have the opportunity to be part of innovative communication system integration projects and build your competency over time to become an expert in your field.

Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne - CBD and Inner Suburbs

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Technology

Thales are now recruiting for their 2023 Graduate Program. We have multiple IT, Software Engineering and Generalist Engineering roles available in our Melbourne office working on innovative Airspace Mobility Solutions

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Australia

Engineering

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics

Closed

Internships

Sydney

Accepts International

Administration

and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Administration
  • Business and Commerce
  • Construction
  • Defence
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Management
  • Project Management

Looking for experience whilst you complete your university degree? We currently have two part time internship available for 12 months in our Bid & Project Management Office. Working across important tenders and project related work there really is no other better way to get to know a business.

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Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Software

Did you miss out grabbing a grad role? We may just have what you are looking for! Our graduates at Thales are our future leaders and as such we are committed to finding the best graduates to join our team here.

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Entry Level Jobs

Benalla

Defence

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Defence
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanical

Our Australian Munitions engineering team is looking for a Junior Engineer or highly motivated graduate to support he various production operations. This includes assisting the development and assurance of safe, effective and efficient products and production processes.

About Us

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We’re inventing the future, right here, right now and we want you to be a part of it! By combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create, we’re transforming the world around us.  Solving mind-bending problems in critical environments – on smartphones, train trips and even in the sky – the problems are endless and you get to create the solutions of tomorrow. 

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So what do Thales do? 

Simply put, we solve complex problems and create future technologies for our clients in the Aerospace, Maritime, Transportation and Defence and Security industries. The work you do at Thales will impact the lives of many on a daily basis.  From our high-capacity SATCOM systems which allow airline passengers to use their mobile and get online at 30,000 feet to protecting the information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks and safeguarding billions of transactions each year, the scope and scale of our problem-solving abilities know no bounds. Whether it’s constructing resilient infrastructure to fortify homeland security or providing in-flight entertainment systems our 80,500 employees across 56 countries around the world made it happen.

We employ 3,800 employees in 35 different locations across Australia. Join us as the next generation of leaders at Thales and you can expect to come face to face with innovation, collaborate on projects that really matter, and learn from the best.

Why Join Us?

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Thales is a global high technology leader investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum technology – to build a future we can all trust, which is vital to the development of our societies. We are excited to be part of the team assisting the Australian Government deliver its $2 billion dollar investment in the Australian Defence Force. Not only can we offer interesting and ground breaking work, we believe every individual at Thales deserves to be supported and nurtured in their career, after all we all want to be the best person we possible can be. 

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 

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The graduate learning and development journey consists of structured training modules, underpinned by self-directed
learning activities and on-the-job training. We begin every graduate program with an induction and end with a Graduate Conference. These events usually held in our Sydney Olympic Park or Melbourne office! It’s a fantastic way for you to meet graduates from across Australia and build connections Australia wide.  

Throughout the program graduates have access to the Graduate Alumni, Business Unit Champions as well as allocated Mentors and Buddies, supporting them during their On-boarding and 2 year extensive training pathway.

As part of the delivery of the program graduates are required to work in project teams, developing innovative solutions for business and customer related problems. These projects are aimed at stretching not only your technical skills but also your management and soft skills. 

CAREER PROGRESSION

A unique aspect of the Thales graduate program is that we offer all participants a full time contract. We are committed to developing talent therefore on the completion of the program further development opportunities are available for those who are able to demonstrate the required aptitude, behaviours and commitment. 

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Graduate Program

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The Thales Graduate Program is made up of two major streams. No matter which stream you’re involved in you will have the chance to create innovative systems and products people rely on every day. 

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

The opportunities we offer the best and the brightest are as diverse as our business itself. So whatever your background – be it in engineering, mathematics, physics, IT, cyber security, computer science or technology – you can rely upon being stretched and challenged in any one of our key disciplines. 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE PROGRAMS

Our Business and Finance programs will give you an invaluable insight into our complex business, plus the chance to complete a host of exciting challenges. Any degree discipline is acceptable for our business program although a finance-related degree is a must for our Finance Programme. We also look for stand-out ambition, intellect and commercial savvy.

Entry streams include; Project Management, Sales, Marketing & Strategy, Communications, Purchasing and Legal. 

Our Graduate Programmes are underpinned by a formal learning and development program which sees you complete multiple modules to ensure you develop your skills to become a leader of tomorrow.  Along with this you’ll also be set challenges that you’ll complete as part of a team with graduates on other sites, giving you and your
peers the chance to innovate for the organisation and put your learning into practice. In previous years our graduates have had the chance to present these ideas to the Executive Leadership Team and even have dinner with the CEO! 

The Thales Graduate Program is a two year program beginning in February each year. Recruitment for the program is completed in March and July of every year. Keep an eye out for applications at www.thalesgroup.com/en/career

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Internships & Clerkship

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As an intern at Thales, you’ll step right into our world. Thales recruit interns year-round to work across all of our businesses. Whilst we accept many disciplines, Engineering is our most in demand.  

You can expect to come face to face with big innovations, collaborate on real projects and learn from the best. In fact, every internship with Thales is tailored to the project and area you join. Not only will you gain world-class experience, you’ll be ready to step up to new challenges with confidence – maybe even taking on a graduate position in the future.

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TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Working together on real projects, taking on genuine responsibilities and gaining unique experiences will form the core of your development. That said, depending on which business area and project you join, there could be courses and certificates to complete. What is certain is that you’ll be involved in industry leading projects and enjoy the mentorship and guidance of a team of experienced colleagues.

Application Process

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A Day in the Life

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Social Responsibility

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Thales is an international powerhouse of talent and human endeavour, encompassing a rich variety of professional
backgrounds and national cultures. Being a responsible corporate citizen is in our DNA. Together, we see the benefit in doing the right thing for our people. 

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The Thales Foundation

As an extension of the Group’s core mission to make the world a safer place, the Thales Foundation aims to draw on Thales’s innovative flair and technology expertise to benefit society in the areas of education and humanitarian crises.  In each of these areas of focus, the Foundation aims to help society to prepare for the future. In the field of education, the objective is to anticipate the major changes that flow down from disruptive technologies. The Foundation promotes science, innovation and new models of teaching and learning.  Focusing on children and teachers in primary and secondary education, we’re working to ensure that everybody has access to the same opportunities and teaching methods.  In the field of humanitarian crises, the Foundation focuses on helping humanitarian organisations respond effectively in emergency situations.  We’re working to support relief organisations and at-risk populations through projects that reduce people’s vulnerability, by mitigating risks of natural and environmental disasters and enhancing preparation for potential emergency situations.

Perks & Benefits

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At Thales we offer a range of perks to our employees, some of the highlights include: 

  • The ability to work flexibly through our [email protected] policy! Choose the right mix of office and home based work to suit your lifestyle 
  • Many of our sites have their own social clubs - after all work needs to be fun!
  • Two paid volunteer days to use with out partner organisations (ie. Career Trackers, Legacy Kookaburra Kids and more) 
  • We have a great Diversity and Inclusion program which holds regular events so we can all be celebrated 
  • If you want to be part of additional Learning & Development or Mentoring programs we have a wide range available

Diversity & Inclusion

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To us, the ‘right fit’ means being yourself

In the ever-evolving global workplace, we firmly believe that simply having a diverse workforce is not enough; we have to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential regardless of nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, educational background, religion, or disability. 

For us, this means building conversations around respect every day and making it a part of our culture and part of our company values. We know that creating this shared respect for one another enables everyone to feel valued and included. Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy is therefore defined as [email protected]

What does [email protected] look like? A place where everyone’s values and views are respected, where contributions from everyone, at all levels of the business, are encouraged and where any concerns are raised quickly and openly. Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining an inclusive culture that will enable all of us to be ourselves, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. These are the commitments we make to our people.

Gender Equality

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At Thales, we believe that equality is an integral part of the success of the business and is also a major contributor to the wellbeing of our employees. We are committed to providing equal opportunities, equal pay and equal access to workplace conditions to all people at Thales.

Some of our initiatives in this space include:

  • ThalesFlex - Thales values flexibility and is committed to supporting our employees to find the most effective and efficient ways of working. Our employee flexibility program called ‘ThalesFlex’ covers areas such as the place you’re working, how you work, leave arrangements and role flexibility.
  • ‘Parents at Work’ - Thales has become an employer member of Parents at Work, a membership-based organisation providing work and family education and policy advisory services. The goal for this partnership is to bridge the work and home divide by embedding flexibility, wellbeing, parental transition and wider caring services to enable workplaces and their people to thrive.

First Nations

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Our vision is for a future where Australia’s First Nations peoples are valued, accepted and have equality in our society, where together we are walking forward and creating the future. We value First Nations custodianship of the land and rich heritage and want to see this preserved and celebrated for generations to come.

Our commitment to reconciliation is documented in our Reconciliation Action Plan, which formalises our commitment to forming authentic relationships of mutual respect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within the communities we operate in so that we can create long lasting opportunities.

As part of our commitment to First Nations people Thales take part in the CareerTrackers program. Each year we engage 10 interns across our business units to work at Thales. These internships are a fantastic opportunity to gain real world experience whilst still studying at University. We offer our most capable interns opportunities in our Graduate Program once their university studies are completed. 

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Thales is a proud partner of the Clontarf Foundation; a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. 

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