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Together, we create advanced technology systems that make the world a better place to live in. Even if you’ve never heard of Thales, you’ve probably used our technologies in one way or another.

Travelled by train recently? When you bought your ticket from a vending machine and validated it, chances are that you were using Thales know-how. Using our technology, public transport operators send real-time information about services, schedules and traffic delays to your smartphone or browser, or to passenger information displays at stations and bus or tram stops.
They also rely on us for  advanced control, supervision and operations management systems that make your journeys safer.

Like watching movies at 35,000 feet? Thales InFlyt Experience technology keeps you entertained as you fly from one side of the world to the other.

Checked your bank balance on your phone today? Thales protects the information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks.
There’s really no limit to what we can do. From in-flight connectivity to cybersecurity, our 22,000 talented engineers work tirelessly to deliver a vast range of innovative solutions.

In aerospace, space, transportation, defence and security, we team up  to meet the complex technological challenges of our times.

Key Stats about Thales

Overview: Thales is a global technology leader with more than 77,000 employees on five continents. Their high-tech solutions, services and products help companies, organisations and governments to achieve their goals and ambitions. Their main markets include digital identity and security, defence and security, aerospace, space and transport. The Group is investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – such as Big Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity and quantum technology.

Sector(s): Technology Services, including Aerospace, Cyber Security and Defence

Number of Employees: 650+ employees

Location: off Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle

Working at Thales

Joining Thales means being part of a community driven by passion and the determination to go the extra mile to make the world a little better.

It also means getting the chance to work with and learn from experienced experts and specialists and be a part of the global conversation, with many of our projects led by multinational, multidisciplinary teams working together to meet a shared objective. Our values are based on:

Customer trust

To succeed, we must work as partners with our customers, listening to them, anticipating their needs and finding solutions together. By delivering on our promises and providing state-of-the-art solutions and top-quality service, we ensure the long-term satisfaction of our customers.

One Team, One Thales

We share responsibilities in a culture of loyalty, partnership and transparency. We encourage solidarity and cooperation at every level of the organisation. We are all on the same team and united in our actions.

Developing our people

Supporting the professional development of each employee is fundamental. We respect diversity and promote knowledge-sharing. We encourage dialogue. And we promote collective achievements as well as individual talents.

Accountable and committed to excellence

We strive to achieve excellence by acting with integrity, loyalty, accountability and professionalism in everything we do.

Agile and innovative

We aim to continually improve quality and work more efficiently. This means being ready to take risks, always demonstrating leadership, deciding quickly and acting on our decisions immediately. We strive to build on new ideas to achieve a competitive advantage.

Join Thales

Thales is one big team, meaning you can work alongside colleagues from different backgrounds, learn from experts and continue to grow and develop you skills while sharing your expertise with the Group. We recruit for roles in Engineering, People & Support, and Customer Experience.

We also offer a variety of Internship, Graduate and Apprenticeship programs to help you kick start your career. Whether you’re a student or recent graduate, we want you to start your career with Thales, keep growing with us and ultimately build your story with us. Our Early Careers programs reflect the global nature of our business, are country specific, designed to work in harmony with the local education systems and most importantly, provide you with a great experience.