Employer profile


Updated: September, 2018

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. Voted as one of the Sunday Times Top 30 Big Companies to Work For, we are an investor in our people and believe our employees are the future of the business.

Our main UK sites are based in Stevenage, Bristol and Bolton with a number of other satellite offices. Internationally, MBDA has sites in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the USA.

As prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD, we have some of the most sophisticated technology in defence and some of the most innovative minds in both business and engineering. As the need for talented individuals grows with our continuing success, we are looking for talented graduates who have what it takes to contribute to projects that help to not only defend our home countries and their allies but also protect our military overseas.

What makes us different?

You are not just a graduate to us, you are the future of our organisation. We believe in providing the best support and development possible whilst giving you real work and real responsibility as soon as you start.

At MBDA you will have the opportunity to contribute to some of the most advanced projects in engineering, work with some of the best minds in industry and play a vital role in helping to protect the UK Military.

Our award winning graduate schemes and placements offer you a fantastic start to your career. Over the course of your structured programme, you will have the opportunity to really get a feel of the organisation with structured rotational work placements every six months.

Rewards and Benefits

  • £26k starting salary + up to £2,500 joining bonus
  • Annual performance based pay reviews
  • A great work/life balance with our Flexi – Time Scheme
  • Paid overtime
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Option to accrue up to 15 additional days of annual leave
  • 100% of Chartership fees paid

Our Careers

We have Summer placements, undergraduate and graduate roles in both business and engineering available. Graduates should be qualified to degree level (minimum 2:2 Honours Degree) in a relevant discipline.

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Work sectors

engineering and manufacturing


Bolton, Bristol, Stevenage

Contact details

01438 754 500
Six Hills Way

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