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Engineering Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Together we grow

At MBDA, we inspire team innovation to solve some of the biggest challenges. This means you’ll learn from the brightest minds, who are always there to encourage and support you.

Our collaborative approach and culture of sharing knowledge will be key to your development. We trust each other to thrive; support one another to learn, and when you join us, you’ll bring a different perspective to how we see the future.

This placement will kick-start your engineering career. Our department works on the entire MBDA UK portfolio of products from concept phase through to in-service support. As part of the UK defence industry, we provide outstanding opportunities across a wide range of applications.

You’ll work in one of the most exciting areas of the aerospace industry as you receive mentorship and support. We’ll help you learn how to use cutting-edge aerodynamic techniques and design missiles of the future.

You’ll develop and use our bespoke tools alongside commercial software to evaluate the performance of airframes. You’ll use your ingenuity to design of a range of missiles in all the different stages of their development (concept, assessment, development, in-service)

Shape your tomorrow

Start your career in delivering the future of defence, and we’ll support you to find your path and grow as a person.

As the only integrated defence company to provide missiles for each branch of the armed forces, you’ll work on industry leading projects that uses the most advanced technology.

Here, we give you the platform to build your skills, foster your creativity and pave your career, so that together we can shape tomorrow.

What we are looking for

We need you to be studying a degree in aerospace engineering or STEM subject.

Accepted degree subjects

  • environmental science and ecology
  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • geology and geographical science
  • biology and life sciences
  • engineering management
  • civil engineering and construction
  • transport engineering
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • materials science

Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 7 December 2021

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Closing date:  7 December 2021

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