Thales recruiting and training the cybersecurity specialists of tomorrow

In 2016, Thales is planning to recruit 200 employees in France and a further 200 people worldwide in the cybersecurity domain.

Thales, one of the European leaders in the sector and the world leader in data protection is constantly on the lookout for talent, both young graduates or established experts with highly specific skill sets (pen testers, ethical hackers, IT security architects, security and risk analysis engineers/experts, cybersecurity R&D engineers, project managers).

The fast-growing cybersecurity market (10% average annual growth) is driving a constant need for new specialists. This makes training and development a key component in building a future workforce in this domain. Thales is therefore actively fostering links with both academic institutions and private sector industry, and brings them together in order to train the professionals of the future. Investments are primarily deployed through the creation of Chairs[1], with a view to supporting research and innovation, and through several school partnerships[2].

In addition, the Group is  involved in the creation of training courses, such as FORCYS (Cybersecurity training). This work-study course, supported by the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI), trains high-level engineers and operators in the domains of cyberdefence and cyberprotection.

The Group is also supporting innovative recruitment initiatives such as the student challenge, during the European Cyber Week, whose final will take place on November 24, 2016 in Rennes, France.

The advanced detection and protection technologies development, and partnerships with worldwide leaders such as Microsoft, Cisco, strengthened the investment in tech fields in order to counter sophisticated threats.

By joining Thales, cybersecurity specialists access the world class competencies of a global Group which places cybersecurity at the heart of its solutions across all its core market areas of Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security. More than 30 major global companies and organisations use Thales’s expertise to protect their information systems and their critical data.

Cybersecurity at Thales in figures :

  • World leader in securing banking transactions

  • World leader in data protection

  • 5000 employees dedicated to cybersecurity, including 2000 specialists

  • Turnover of 500 million euros

For more information :

[1] Chair of Cyberdefence St Cyr, Sogeti, Thales; Chair of Cyberdefence of naval systems, conducted in partnership between the Ecole navale (French naval academy), Télécom Bretagne, DCNS and Thales
[2] Epita, Esiee, TelecomParisTech