A career at Thales Belgium

Thales belgiu (Herstal site) is 100% active  in the defence sector. 

We make a telling contribution to a safer world through our products and services. We are a leader in 70mm (2.75in) air-to-ground rocket systems.

Working at Forges de Zeebrugge means contributing to the performance of a fast moving and exciting company. Our company culture is shaped by our values of proactivity, customer satisfaction, individual development, rigour, reliability, reactivity and team spirit.

We want to be considered a great place to work. Colleagues are empowered to drive the business to success and are provided with training and development opportunities. We strive to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all and believe in equal opportunities, fairness and promoting diversity.

FZ’s strong Walloon and Belgian roots

Most of FZ's order book and growing industrial footprint now lies beyond its Belgian borders.

As known for its reputation in 70mm (2.75”) rocket system in the world, FZ is proud of its Belgian and especially Walloon roots and achievements. We make a vital and growing contribution to the defence sector in the Walloon Region, and most of our suppliers are based in our region (Liege basin). We also help to preserve Walloon competitiveness on the world stage: in the last 5 years, our payroll has increased by more than 30% creating 20 new high-skilled jobs through all departments alone. And still payroll continues to grow …

The Defence industry is at the service of the States to allow them to ensure the maintaining of order and peace.
Our customers are democratic and responsible governments. It prides itself in being useful, respectful of its obligations, innovative, creator of quality employment and allows the implementation of a subcontracting network in the area.

Talent, dynamism and creativity

Of all times, the Defence has always been an excellent sector, stimulating the development of techniques and state-of-the art research. Via its R&D activities, it appeals to technologies, materials and high-tech techniques.Therefore FZ is one of the main engines of the economic, technological and scientific future of the country and of the region in particular.

The finalized products urge the companies in the sector to realize important investments which enable to manufacture high qualitative level components.

The technical requirements and environmental constraints to which are subjected the components force partner-companies to endlessly improve their level of quality and control.

World market - International Group

As is the case for practically all the industries in the sector of our country, FZ realizes almost the totality of its turnover in the export business.

When joining the FZ team, you are in daily contact with other nationalities, different  cultures and the other ways of working. This multicultural environment offers a stimulating and powerful personal enrichment.

FZ is a company of the Thales Group which is one of the largest groups in the Defence, Aerospace and the Safety sector. Joining the FZ team therefore allows you to evolve within an international group and to benefit from continuous high-quality training programs as well as the possibility of evolving within the group.

Ethics - Citizen attitude – Proper ruling

Any export of material is realized within the framework of a solid and thoughtful legislation.

The quality of the information passed onto the Authorities and the transparency of the files guarantee healthy ethics.
Joining the FZ team means working in a social environment concerned about the prosperity and evolution of its co-workers.
It also means joining a company which invests in the respect of the environment and nature by reducing industrial pollution by using the latest techniques to date.