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With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA offers a wide range of advanced weapon systems for Air, Sea and Land platforms.

MBDA is ranked 11th in the Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For. We offer Sponsored Degree Apprenticeships across Engineering and Business and HNC/HND based apprenticeships across Engineering and Operations. Our 4 year schemes are designed for students who wish to combine work and study and includes extensive training and development opportunities.

Employer Overview

We are the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future needs of the three armed forces. Our mission is to provide decisive military capability to protect national security and enable strategic independence.  

Our goal is to be the European Missiles Systems Champion and a Global player.

We were created in 2001 after the merger of the main missile systems companies over Europe and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success.

Thanks to our heritage and culture, MBDA builds strong partnerships focused on our customers’ needs to provide them with the best cost-effective solutions. We design the best features, benefiting from our shared strengths, to create and promote excellence in what we do, wherever we are.

Why Work with Us

  • A competitive salary with annual salary increases dependent on performance
  • Annual Bonus 
  • 100% of course fees paid 
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification 
  • Flexible working 
  • Work alongside experienced colleagues 
  • We inspire, we create, we innovate, we deliver 
  • 25 days holiday with up to 15 additional holidays per year 
  • Paid overtime 
  • Discounts at restaurants and retailers 
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Flexible benefits scheme 
  • Interesting and exciting projects 
  • Experience varied learning styles 
  • Reward and recognition scheme  

Apprenticeship and Work Experience Programmes

Our four year Apprenticeship programmes can offer you an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in either a Business or Engineering field whilst working for one of the highest regarding companies in the world. We work closely with local education providers, whether a University or College, to ensure that you receive the best possible experience on an MBDA Apprenticeship Programme.

Degree Apprenticeship Programmes

These four year programmes are designed for students who wish to combine work and a fully funded degree in either Business, Software, Systems, Supportability, Mechanical Engineering or IT Information Systems via day release at university. 100% of the course fees are covered so you are able to earn a competitive salary whilst gaining experience within our multi-national business.

We currently offer our degree apprenticeships at our three main sites in Bristol, Bolton and Stevenage. Candidates are expected to have a minimum or 120 UCAS points via A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Traditional Apprenticeship Programmes

Our traditional apprenticeships provide hands-on learning experience whilst studying up to a minimum of Level 4 HNC in Mechanical Engineering via day release at college. All of the apprenticeships we offer are recognised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

We currently offer our traditional apprenticeships at our sites in Bolton and Stevenage including Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 96 UCAS points via A-Levels or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.


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