Within the Programmes Directorate, the Customer Support & Services (CS&S) Directorate has accountability for the provision of support to MBDA products throughout the world. This support can range from the simple provision of a spare part through to delivery of a complete long term support package, with MBDA contracted to ensure that Armed Forces have the weapon systems that provide the capability they need, where and when they need it. CS&S is engaged through all phases of the product life cycle, from ensuring that supportability requirements are adequately defined at the concept design stage through to disposal at the end of the product’s life.
The 2 year Early Careers Programme (ECP) allows a graduate to experience working in several roles across the CS&S directorate. The programme offers excellent learning and development opportunities that will utilise both engineering and business oriented skill sets to help deliver support for a range of complex weapon systems.
What will you be doing?
The FDP is structured around four placements each with duration of 6 months. The four placements are typically structured around roles within:
- Integrated Logistics Support (ILS )
- In Service Support (ISS)
- Support Services
- A function external to CS&S or even external to MBDA
Within the ILS role, a graduate would typically be part of an ILS team that is embedded within a larger product development team. The ILS team is responsible for ensuring that products are designed to be readily supported, that the necessary support infrastructure is in place and for optimising through-life finance. MBDA products include weapon systems, test equipment, training equipment and any other support equipment. The ILS elements that a graduate could help to develop or implement include but are not limited to:
- System Design Influence
- Maintenance Planning
- Support and Test Equipment
- Facilities and Infrastructure
- Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation
- Training and Training Equipment
- Technical Documentation
- Commercial and Contract Management
- Life Cycle Cost
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.
- The ability to solve challenging problems within tight timescales and budgets
- Innovative individuals who understand the importance of Customer Support and Services in sustaining the MBDA business
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Individuals who are self-motivated in shaping their own career path
- An understanding of the challenges facing the defence industry today
Qualifications and experience requirements
A physics, engineering, mathematics or other technical degree
Accepted degree subjects
physics · transport engineering · mathematics · aerospace engineering · mechanical engineering · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management
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
Permanent · 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