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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 a multi-national organisation with 10,000 employees across Europe and the United States.

As a prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD and Europe’s leading guided weapons company, MBDA has some of the most sophisticated technology in defence and some of the most innovative minds in engineering.

What makes us different?

We offer you an opportunity to experience different aspects of the business and really gain an insight into the kind of career you could have at MBDA. You will follow a professional development programme consisting of four, six month placements – three within your internal specialist area and one external, either in another area of the company or with one of our partners or customers.

With more than 93% of our current graduates saying they’d recommend the programme to a friend, we believe our success is based on the dedication to our people and offering them an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career. The work is innovative, interesting and complex, perfect for talented and motivated professionals across the full and commercial spectrum.

In the UK, MBDA has received ten Queen’s Award’s for Enterprise and holds accreditation from Investors in People. Redefining the established standards in the industry, our people contribute to a great work environment with a strong belief in professional development, an innovative culture and a good work life balance.

What are we looking for?

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 to produce work of good quality within strict deadlines
  • Are proactive self-starters with the drive to learn and develop their skill


Rewards and Benefits


  • flexi-time scheme
  • Comprehensive Pension Scheme
  • Sport and Social activities
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • Bonus scheme
  • Investment in training and development
  • Private healthcare scheme


Essential Information

Work Offered

Business and Technical roles ranging from Human factors, Design Integration Systems and Validation, Synthetic Environments, War Head Manufacturing, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Seekers, Simulation and Modelling, Finance, Supply Chain, Project Management and Procurement.

Subject of study

We will consider a huge range of Engineering degrees;  Aeronautical, Aerospace, Aerosystems,  Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Software, Mathematics, Physics or similar as well as Business Studies/Management, Supply Chain for a Business roles(minimum 2:2 required).


Stevenage, Bristol and Bolton

Training and Development

Full training provided

How to apply

Via our careers website: www.mbdacareers.co.uk