MBDA UK Limited

MBDA Graduate Opportunities

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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 apprenticeship programmes.

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.

Graduate Programmes

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.

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Training & Profiles


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 Booster Sessions.

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 and presenting.

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.

Interviews MBDA UK Limited Interview Reviews

  • Graduate Finance Scheme at MBDA UK Limited

    The initial interview was very much standard, with standard interview questions. Ensure you read the competencies they are looking for before hand, and make sure you come up with at least 2 examples for each.

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