Learning & Development Manager (Cyber & Networks) in Thales at Reading, England, United Kingdom

Website Thales

This listing is about Thales in Reading, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions at the heart of the defence-security continuum. Interoperable and secure information and telecommunications systems for defence, security, and civil operators, are based upon innovative use of radiocommunications, networks, and cybersecurity. We are ground breaking new digital technologies such as 4G mobile communications, cryptography, cloud computing and big data for use in physical protection systems, and critical information systems.

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.

Learning & Development Manager (Cyber & Networks)

Reading, Hybrid role, Other Thales locations considered.


This job description describes the requirement for a Cyber & Networks Learning & Development Manager (TDM) for training and development across the Cyber & Secure Network function within the SIX UK CBU.

It will involve working with industry placements, apprentices, graduates and experienced Cyber and Network Security professionals.

The successful candidate will lead the training and development plans of cyber apprentices, as well as contribute to the Strategic Capability Plans of the business.

This critical but exciting role will include managing the development of the Cyber & Network teams across the UK at our various sites and will involve some UK travel.

The role will have a high degree of one to one contact with apprentices, co-ordinating their on the job development and working with the Head of Cyber and the Cyber Head Consultant to plan and manage on the job training elements of the development programmes.

This role is fundamental to support the strategic development of the Cyber & Networks function in SIX UK developing SQEP capability to support ambitious growth plans.

A significant aspect of the role will be the development of an Apprentice Framework to nurture young talent and establish an industry leading Cyber capability to address internal Thales and external market requirements.

This role will be a mixture of Home Working and working from our UK offices, base location is flexible.

Key Responsibilities

Lead the training and development activities of the Cyber & Networks function and build Learning Pathways that support the skills development required by the function to meet the strategic objectives of the business.

Develop a Cyber Apprentice Development programme/framework to ensure that apprentices are capable of supporting the business’ needs and develop consistent levels of SQEP to position SIX UK as an industry leading provider of Cyber Security Capabilities.

Act as the Line Manager of Cyber apprentices.

Monitor and manage apprentice on the job skill accrual and support academic progress.

Liaise with relevant Academic institutions regarding apprentice progress.

Attend and participate in Cyber apprentice assessment centres.

Ensure the engineering environment and tools are available and that appropriate training in their use is arranged.

Coordinate academic engagement between academic institutes and Thales.

Facilitate the ‘upskilling’ of established engineering professionals into the Cyber & Networks Function.

Key Stakeholders

Engineering Director

Technical Director

Head of Cyber & Networks Function

Thales UK Early Careers Team

Skills, Experience And Qualifications

Experience in the development and delivery of Cyber training programmes.

Mentoring and coaching of both early and experienced team members.

Ability to effectively communicate individual and team development needs to different stakeholders both internal and external.

Reporting of individual’s performance and progress to senior management teams.

Ability to produce well-structured and written documentation to communicate training and development plans.

Specific Skills

Leading and managing development plans

Coaching and mentoring individuals and teams

Highly developed interpersonal skills

Awareness of the importance of emotional intelligence and empathy in stressful situations

Willingness to travel to various UK sites.

In Addition The Key Thales Behaviours

The ability to analyse training and development needs problems offer innovative, reasoned and practical solutions.

Self-motivated, innovative & willing to exercise initiative.

Customer focused acting professionally on behalf of Thales at all times.

Good interpersonal skills, being part of a multi-disciplinary team environment and support team members, including off site.

Ability to set clear team objectives and goals and to manage against those

The ability to prioritise, manage own workload, be flexible, work under pressure and to demanding deadlines.

Collaborative, mobile & flexible to meet demands of stakeholder engagement and cross team working.

Applicants must be eligible for UK security clearance (SC)

In line with Thales’ Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment, if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

Great journeys start here, apply now!

Company: Thales

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Job Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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