Thales Apprenticeship Academy

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08 February 2024

Picture of a SERC Apprentice at Thales, smiling

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is proud to announce working in partnership with Thales, supporting their Skills Academy.  

Thales in Northern Ireland is a leading high technology company within the defence and space sectors. It employs more than 900 people across four UK sites, with the majority at its main site in Belfast. Thales is a major contributor to the economy contributing £151 million to the UK GDP, of which £81 million is in Northern Ireland. It also spends on average £46 million with UK suppliers, including nearly £6 million with businesses in Northern Ireland. 

Hear from some of their SERC Higher Level Apprenticeship in Mechatronics apprentices, Joshua Young, (23) from Belfast, Matthew Geddis, (18) from Gilford, David Dorsett, (33) from Portrush and Louis Shanks-Millar, (19) from Belfast, about their experience so far at Thales, and about pathways onto the programme.


Would-be apprentices are invited to SERC’s Apprenticeships - All You Need to Know sessions 4.30 – 7.00pm on Thursday 8 February (Downpatrick and Lisburn Campuses) during Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week, 5 – 9 February 2024. 

As apprenticeships run from different campuses, visitors should check the different sessions to see what runs where in preparation for their visit: Click Here.  

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