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At MBDA we offer a wide range of programmes across the Business and
have a well-established history of delivering graduate and
Our schemes offer an excellent opportunity to work for a global
organisation, where you will play an important role in protecting our
land, skies and seas. We ensure that there are rotations within each
programme to help you discover more about the business area you’re
working in. Sometimes, you’ll be working in different areas across the
business, gaining essential knowledge and experience, which will help
you to define your future career. You may also have the opportunity to
travel or complete a placement abroad.
Recruiting over 200 Early Careers members each year creates a great
community feel at MBDA. We put a strong focus on supporting each other,
we make 'work life balance' a reality with our flexible benefits and we
give employees the opportunity to give something back by volunteering.
We believe our Early Careers members are the future of defence and
because of this, you will receive full support as well as bespoke
training and development courses to become the best version of yourself.
Our graduate programmes are a great opportunity for you to discover a
career in national security. Most programmes take place over two years,
where you’ll complete 4 6-month placements: three in your specialist
area and one elsewhere in the business or on secondment at another
company. Our finance programme runs over three years to give you an
in-depth insight on how we operate.
You’ll be supported to challenge yourself, to ask questions and to build
a valuable network. Our rotational placements enable you to grow and get
real hands-on experience. We’ll also provide you with everything you
need to reach your potential, including career advice, bespoke training
and even the chance to earn professional qualifications.
Starting September 2023 our graduate programmes have a starting salary
of £30,000 plus a £3,000 joining bonus paid in your first months salary.
With access to a range of other benefits on top of this, there's no
better way to start your career.
When you first start at MBDA, you’ll have a pre-joining virtual event,
where you can meet the team. You’ll then have two days of induction to
make sure you’re set up with all you need to know. Later in the year,
you’ll have another two-day event with the chance to network with key
stakeholders across your site.
Technical Foundation Course (for those in Technical roles/depts.)
As part of this course, you’ll be introduced to the processes and
technology we use to design, develop and manufacture missile systems.
Year 1 - Nationally run one week course where various functions describe
how their department contributes to the build of a missile system.
Year 2 - International course either in London or Paris with a focus on
group project work and how the business operates makes profit.
Generation Healthy Minds Masterclass Series and Boost Sessions
Run with our partners at Gen H Minds, these sessions will ensure you
have the tools and strategies to support your mental and physical
health. In your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to attend two
face-to-face Healthy Minds Masterclasses as well as strategic virtual
Graduate Development Workshops- N-DEV-R
Run with our Partners The Dove Nest Group, a full development workshop
series spanning a virtual briefing, followed by a five-day residential,
two virtual follow up sessions and your Charity Presentation session. A
great chance to get to know yourself and your Graduate colleagues better.
Health and Safety with the British Safety Council
All you need to know to keep you safe and well in work.
Residential development programme
This is designed to develop your own personal awareness and build your
skills in areas such as influencing, communication, project management
Career Development Workshop
This workshop designed to help you take ownership of your career and
design a path suited to you. It will help you to understand the Company
Talent Strategy, as well as know how your personality type, career
drivers and priorities might influence the path you take. We help you
plan your personal development pathways at MBDA, so you know who to
speak to and how to influence conversations about your future. You’ll
have the chance to practice and refine your interview techniques and ask
questions of a range of internal and external stakeholders.
STEM & Outreach
There are plenty of activities you can get involved in, such as events
like Robot Rumble, careers fairs and school/university talks. These will
aid your personal development, such as communication, mentoring and
presentation skills as well as help to inspire future generations to
consider a career in Engineering.