Current Opportunities

Please see Open Days section to see when you can come and meet us to learn all about the great opportunities we have. 

View our Engineering and Operations Apprenticeships opportunities

View our Engineering Sponsored Degree Opportunities

View our Business Sponsored Degree opportunities

View our IM Sponsored Degree opportunities

If you have any questions please contact the Resourcing Team on 01438 754500 or email

Before you apply

All Apprentices at MBDA are required to be eligible to gain UK Security Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to meet the government standard for eligibility. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility which means seeing your Birth Certificate and/or Passport as well as education certificates. Security vetting and medical clearance will also be undertaken.

Meet Our People


From the opportunity to gain further qualifications to a fantastic work-life balance, find out more about our award winning Apprenticeship Programme.

Technical Development

All of MBDA's Engineering & Operations Apprenticeships are recognised by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society. You will achieve an academic and nationally recognised qualification through day release at either Oaklands College if you are based at our Stevenage site or Wigan & Leigh College if you are based at our Bolton site.

Business Sponsored Degree Apprenticeship programme allows you to combine work and study to achieve an Honours Degree in Business Studies accredited by the Chartered Management Institute at the University of Hertfordshire.

The Engineering Sponsored Degree apprenticeship allows you to combine work and study to achieve a degree in either Software or Mechanical at the University of Hertfordshire.

Training and Development

Our Apprenticeships include training to help you develop key skills to operate in a business environment. You'll attend a number of training courses to enhance your knowledge including:

  • Induction Interaction event
  • An assigned Buddy
  • Access to mentors
  • Additional Learning Fund (Pass Scheme)
  • Opportunities to take part in STEM activities e.g. Robot Rumble
  • Career Development Workshop


We’ve been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service as being one of the best companies for training apprentices in the Northwest and East of England.

What we look for

We invest a lot of time selecting the right people to join our award winning apprenticeship scheme. We look for particular traits in each person and these include:



  • Interpersonal skills

    Individuals with the ability to communicate, collaborate and work as a team

  • Problem solving skills

    People who are able to approach problems in a logical way, both independently and as part of a team

  • Enthusiasm

    Those who show a readiness and interest to take on a variety of tasks at all levels of the organisation

  • Motivation

    Those who strive for success and show a real motivation to work to the best of their ability in the MBDA Apprenticeship Programme

  • Academic Success

    We are looking for the most talented individuals who have shown success in their academic studies

Recruitment process

Our Apprenticeships are open until Friday 30th March 2018. However, we recommend you apply early if you are interested because we may remove roles if we have enough candidates.

Recruitment process

Step 1: Once you have submitted your online application form you will then be assessed against our criteria.

Recruitment process

Step 2: Providing you have the relevant academic background for the role and your application has satisfied the initial review, you may be asked to undertake an online test to assess verbal, numerical and diagrammatic skills. You will have one week to take the test from being sent the log in details. If you are not required to undertake an online test you will move to step 3.

Step 3: If you have reached our required benchmark, your application will be reviewed further by the department you have applied to.

Recruitment process

Step 4: Assessment days will be held once the business area has selected enough suitable candidates. The day will include a group task and an interview. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about MBDA and the scheme you are being recruited for.

Step 5: Finally, if you have met all of our criteria you will receive a conditional offer of employment within a week of attending an assessment day.

Tips & advice

Be accurate

Ensure that whatever you write answers the question fully

Be thorough

Include any qualifications gained or that you’re currently studying for

Be prepared

Research the company and think about relevant experiences in preparation for your competency based interview

Be prompt

Allow plenty of time to arrive at the site

Be appropriate

Dress appropriately for the day – business dress is expected

Be inquisitive

Ask questions – show an interest in the company