Electronic Engineering Summer Placement Engineer 2023



MBDA Missile Systems – Together. For the Future of Defence.

Electronics Summer Placement 2023

Join the Electronic Engineering department for a chance to play a fundamental role in bringing together MBDA's missile systems: designing and integrating the electronics that drive our Weapon Control Units, Actuators, Telemetry & Communication Systems and more!

We have a reputation for quality and innovation, and we maintain this by encouraging original ideas, innovative approaches and allowing our Engineers the space to design and produce solutions that meet the challenges.

The MBDA Electronic Engineering Summer Placement scheme is an excellent first step in your early career; whilst in EE, you will work with a range of highly skilled Engineers who want to invest in your development and support you in reaching your technical potential.

What's the opportunity?

Over the course of your 3 month placement you will work with a small team of undergraduate summer placement students to plan, manage, design and deliver a missile related project. How you meet the solution will be down to you and your team members to decide. To help guide you, you will be supported by experienced engineers from multiple engineering fields (Mechanical, Test Systems, Software, etc.). You will also have dedicated mentors to help you both technically and professionally.

The projects provide you with the opportunity to develop you skills and knowledge in one or a number of the following electronics design related skills:

  • Detailed Circuit Design.
  • Analogue and Digital Circuit Test Techniques.
  • Analysis and Characterisation Techniques.
  • Manufacturing (Machining, PCB Manufacture, Circuit Card Assembly).
  • Test & Evaluation of Design.

Programme structure

You will be spending time in the lab, building experimental hardware and in some cases may be writing some software and firmware. You will gain exposure to the schematic design tool we use (Zuken) and will continue to develop your time management and project planning skills. Depending on which project you become involved in, you may also use modelling & simulation tools such as Matlab and Simulink.

You may travel occasionally to visit other MBDA sites, although most of your work will be conducted on site in Stevenage.

What are the benefits for you?

You will be working with highly experienced engineers from a large range of engineering fields. This will allow you to develop and broaden technically and professionally within a multi-skilled team. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to be mentored and coached by experienced engineers in the art of designing electronics for military products.

All the training schemes within Early Careers Pro are accredited with the IET. Registration at Eng Tech level is a possibility for undergraduates who have 2+ Summer Industrial Placements within any engineering industry.

What's great about joining this team?

Whilst on the EE Summer Placement Scheme you will work with a wide range of our hardworking and experienced electronic engineers in a friendly and encouraging environment. This offers one of the best ways to commence your career and set yourself up for success.

You will experience working independently, working in focused electronics teams, and working in dynamic multi-disciplinary teams, where you may be exposed to mechanical, software and servomechanism design, and you will have to work closely and directly integrate with them.

Each of these environments will provide invaluable knowledge of the company and our engineering processes.

  • Entry criteria, Salary and Start Date
  • Working towards a Degree in electronic engineering, Maths, Physics or a related subject.
  • A practical knowledge of software development would be helpful, but not essential.
  • The ability to work in a driven independent manner whilst not afraid to ask questions
  • Highly Desirable: Individuals with a leaning / bias towards RF, and evidence of any projects that have involved fibre optic or miniaturised digital design
  • £20,000 salary (pro rata)
  • 10 or 12 week placement starting June 2023

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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