Future Systems - Year Long Placement 2017
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Future Systems - Year Long Placement 2017

MBDA UK Limited
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
12 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

There is an opportunity for an Undergraduate to join the Future Battlespace Solutions sector to participate is a wide range of analytical studies that will help shape MBDA’s future products. The successful candidate will be able to develop a sound knowledge of weapon systems in operational use, and the role is well-placed for gaining a broad understanding of missile systems and learning about the defence industry. Work is conducted within three teams: Operational Analysis, Battle Modelling and Weapon System concepts. The Undergraduate may work in one or more of these teams during his/her placement year.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be involved in a wide variety of analytical tasks for multiple projects throughout the placement. Problem solving is a key theme in Future Battlespace Solutions and studies can range from weapon system level to scenario level. Tasks include:

  • Developing, running and documenting models used to study and visualise the future battlespace
  • Collation of input data to be used in studies, and analysis of results/output data
  • Self-managed research tasks on specified topics
  • Preparation of presentations and reports for a wide range of studies, for delivery to both internal and external customers
  • Analysis of system capability for both MBDA and market products
  • Showcasing analysis capability to internal customers such as Sales & Business Development

Company information

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.

Person requirements

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic problem solver who is eager to learn. To succeed in this role you will have a helpful attitude and a professional manner, but also be open to new ideas. You will need to be capable of clear, logical thinking, sometimes when both the problem and data are uncertain.

Qualifications and experience requirements

Suitable accepted degrees: Maths, Physics, Systems Engineering, Computational Studies or Similar

Accepted degree subjects

physics · transport engineering · mathematics · aerospace engineering · mechanical engineering · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

Flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.




Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Full-time

How to apply

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

Closing date: 31/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2017