Technology for society 

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€1 Bn

self-funded R&D a year

The Group is ranked among the world’s most innovative companies, with more than 30,000 people involved in technical activities ranging from research to engineering, a portfolio of 16,500 patents, five research laboratories around the world, and €1 billion in self-funded R&D every year.

But Thales’s capacity for innovation can’t simply be boiled down to a few figures. Innovation has always been part of the Group’s history, and today it is firmly embedded in our strategy and a key component of our employees’ day-to-day activities.

Inventing tomorrow’s world

​​​​​​​Innovation is crucial to Thales’s growth and the success of the business today and in the future. First and foremost, however, innovation is about passion – a passion for tackling ambitious, often complex technical challenges, and for pushing back the limits of what’s possible to build the world of tomorrow.

Wherever your passion lies, Thales can help you make the best use of your skills and creativity.

The Group offers untold opportunities to take part in fascinating projects and overcome ambitious human and technological challenges, working for highly demanding customers in a wide range of fields, including aerospace, space, defence, security, digital transformation, and even healthcare.

Thales has helped drive every technological paradigm shift that has occurred throughout its history.

Working at Thales today is about exploring the amazing potential of digital, Big Data, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and much more.
The Group works with start-ups, SMEs, public and private research institutes, and with other major companies, to create a rich and rewarding innovation ecosystem.

Making the world more sustainable

Thales needs you to help develop the technology that we believe is a key part of the response to the major challenges facing the world today.

Our defence and security solutions make the world safer, helping countries and their citizens to move forward and flourish. Because without that stability, sustainable development simply cannot exist.

Our sonar systems keep shipping lanes open. Our radar systems manage air traffic in increasingly complex airspace situations. Our sensors and data processing solutions help armed forces make the right decisions at the right time. Our authentication and digital identity systems help protect individuals and institutions from cyberthreats. And our satellite systems help us all to understand our universe and the effects of climate change.

These are just a few examples of the special responsibility to society that is undoubtedly one of the most compelling aspects of working at Thales, and it underpins the Group’s purpose of building a future we can all trust. It gives real meaning to the day-to-day work of all Thales employees as they strive to make the world a better place.

Balance to succeed

We care about balance enabling our people to succeed. 

Rich career journeys

We open up career journeys expanding our collective expertise.