MBDA is dedicated to the wellbeing of staff and offer a wide range of employee benefits:
- Salaries and Bonus Payments
Our salaries are competitive and many packages allow for the payment of overtime. In addition there are both management and non management bonus schemes focussed on overall business performance.
- Flexible Working
The Company is committed to offering flexible ways of working that support both the needs of our business, as well as the aspirations of our current and future employees.
- Flexi Time (Levels 1-4 only)
After listening to our employees, we introduced a flexi-time system which allows employees, within set limits, to vary their daily start and finishing times, as long as the number of agreed contracted hours is worked. There is also the facility for employees to accrue time and take up to 12 days flexi-leave per annum in addition to the paid holiday entitlement under the flexi time system. The system has proven to be a great success across the business and has provided our people with more flexibility and control over their working lives.
We offer 25 days paid holiday each year, plus all statutory and public holidays.
- Pension Scheme
Our Pension Scheme (Defined Contribution) is recognised as highly competitive in the market.
- Medical Care
You will be eligible to join the Company's discounted private healthcare scheme which covers you and your family. Employees are also eligible to join BAWA, full membership entitles you to claim cash back on everyday healthcare expenses including dental work, spectacles, medical fees and treatment.
- Childcare Support
As part of our Family Friendly approach, MBDA UK operates a voucher scheme that can reduce the cost of your childcare. The voucher scheme allows participating employers to take advantage of Government/HMRC* regulations that allow employees to sacrifice salary and take childcare vouchers of equal value to the amount of salary sacrificed (currently capped at £243 per month). The vouchers can be used to pay for all types of childcare and are of real financial benefit.
- Share Incentive Plan
The MBDA UK Share Incentive Plan (SIP) reinforces the Company’s commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees, and provides an opportunity to acquire shares in our UK Shareholder, BAE Systems PLC. Shares purchased in this way have significant tax advantages.
- Sporting Activities
Our sites have access to a sports and social association offering a number of sporting and leisure activities at discounted rates. There is also an on-site discounted gym at Stevenage.
- Access to Financial Advice
MBDA UK uses an external company to provide group and individual financial advice to employees.
- Cycle to Work Scheme
MBDA UK offers employees the opportunity to participate in our annual cycle to work scheme. The scheme offers employees the opportunity to save on the purchase of a bike through salary sacrifice arrangements.
- Enhanced Maternity Pay
Eligible employees are entitled to Company Maternity Pay for the first 18 weeks, paid at 100% of their average earnings, and a further 21 weeks at the standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay (39 weeks total).
- Additional Learning Fund (PASS Scheme)
Employees can receive up to £100 towards the cost of approved courses. The scheme covers courses with a recognised qualification, which even includes driving lessons and PADI scuba diving qualifications!
- Site Facilities
Each site has its own unique facilities, see the Stevenage, Bristol and Lostock site pages for more information.
- Car Share Scheme
MBDA UK maintains a car sharing scheme to promote green transport for the benefit of all staff, the local community and the environment. Car sharing is when a private car carries more than one occupant and can be used for regular commuting and individual journeys. It gives you the opportunity to find a match to share the cost and stress of driving when it suits you; is not necessary to commit yourself to every day of the week.
MBDA UK LImited, registration number 3144919, whose registered address is at Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2DA, England