Employer profile

MBDA

Updated
Updated: September, 2017

About MBDA

MBDA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems; competing at the forefront of the defence industry. MBDA is a multi-national company, with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities spanning France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD. With this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge and exploiting new markets and applications for our world-class technology base.

As an MBDA Graduate you will follow a professional development programme consisting of four, six month placements, three of them internal to your specialist business area and one external. The external placement could be another business area within MBDA or it could be with one of our external partners or customers which will broaden your knowledge and experience whilst on the scheme.

Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career, with excellent opportunities for personal development. Our work is complex, it’s challenging and it’s innovative; therefore we need talented and motivated professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to ensure we meet our strategic goals. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards.

In the UK, the company has received ten Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and holds accreditation from Investors in People.

We have Summer placements, undergraduate and graduate roles available. Graduates should be qualified to degree level (minimum 2:2 honours degree) in business studies/management, aeronautical, aerospace, aero systems engineering, electrical, mechanical, computer science, software engineering, information technology, systems engineering, mathematics, physics, or similar.

Applicants should be:

  • Adaptable approach: – capable of focusing on both domestic and export needs, taking into consideration existing constraints in design proposals.
  • Team player: - capable of working with others from various disciplines to reach a consensus agreement.
  • Pro-active / self-starter.
  • An ability to use their enthusiasm and drive to work autonomously and efficiently to influence team members and other stakeholders in producing technical outputs of good quality in a timely manner

MBDA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems; competing at the forefront of the defence industry. We are a multi-national company, with 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA. As the prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD, we have some of the best minds in industry and produce some of the most sophisticated technology in defence.

As an MBDA Graduate you will follow a professional development programme consisting of four, six month placements - three of them internal to your specialist business area and one external. The external placement could be another business area within MBDA or it could be with one of our external partners or customers, giving you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience whilst on the scheme.

With 93% of our graduates saying they’d recommend the scheme to a friend, you can expect an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career, with excellent opportunities for personal development. Our work is complex, it’s challenging and it’s innovative, perfectly suited to talented and motivated professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum.

As a Sunday Times Top 30 Company To Work For, winner of ten Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and accreditation from Investors in People, MBDA takes a bespoke approach to training and development. We fully support Chartership, paying 100% of fees during your two year programme and 50% thereafter. You could also be eligible for a sign on bonus of up to £2,500!

We have a number of options in both business and technical, for those looking to kick start their career, including summer placements, undergraduate year-long placements and graduate schemes.

Graduates should be qualified to degree level (minimum 2:2 honours degree) in business studies/management, aeronautical, aerospace, aero systems engineering, electrical, mechanical, computer science, software engineering, information technology, systems engineering, mathematics, physics, or similar.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have an adaptable approach, capable of focusing on multiple needs of the business
  • Are team players, capable of working with others from various disciplines
  • Have an ability to use their enthusiasm to engage and influence others in order produce work of a good quality within strict deadlines
  • Are proactive self-starters with the drive to learn and develop their skills

As well as receiving plenty of on-the-job training you will also be invited to attend a one week residential course in Wales, which focuses on the softer skills used in your day-to-day professional career. You can expect a week building your communication, negotiation, problem solving, presenting, influencing, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing

Location

Bolton, Bristol, Stevenage

Contact details

Telephone
01438 754 500
Address
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
SG1 2DA

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