Business Growth Internship 2024

Type: Intern
Region: South East

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.

Thales is a global technology leader, a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn, grow and develop their career – would you like to spend your placement year with us?

What the role offers

A fantastic 1 year internship programme, that gives you an excellent opportunity to;

  • Gain substantial knowledge and experience within a supportive environment with a brilliant community of people
  • Grow your skills, experience and competencies across a diverse range of projects and activities tackling a broad spectrum of business challenges.
  • Work alongside senior stakeholders, key customers and a range of suppliers
  • Travel domestically and potentially internationally
  • Work in a hybrid working pattern of office and home working
  • Give back to local communities through a generous volunteering allowance of 80 hours a year in addition to annual leave

Key tasks & responsibilities

Your key tasks and responsibilities will vary depending on where you spend your placement with us, and that could be in any one of our Business Growth functions – Sales, Account Management & Capture, Strategy & Marketing or Communications & Government Relations. You could be;

  • Growing your knowledge around how we analyse and understand Thales’ strengths and weaknesses against the competition in any of our markets
  • Working on and supporting competitive captures / bids
  • Working with the internal communications team to upskill in how to develop strategies to engage, involve and motivate employees to give their best
  • Networking and interfacing with customers and/or internal stakeholders
  • Working with the editorial team to grow your knowledge of how to develop and distribute content through a variety of on and off line channels
  • Contributing to and participating in major customer exhibitions and events
  • Developing your understanding of how to support the CEO and senior management teams, preparing briefing material ahead of political engagements and site visits

About you

We are seeking talented individuals with a passion and commitment for learning. You will;

  • Have the ability to interact effectively and build relationships
  • Be an excellent collaborator and team worker
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Be driven and motivated to contribute and help generate and support new ideas and solutions
  • Be a keen volunteer with a demonstrable record of participating in volunteering activities.
  • Have experience in using the Microsoft Office suite, Jabber and Microsoft Teams

Flexibility

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.

If you are interested in this role, we would encourage you to have informal chat with the assigned recruiter.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

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