We offer a range of apprenticeships at our three main sites in Stevenage, Bristol and Bolton. You can choose from a traditional apprenticeship or one that offers a degree alongside work:

Business Degree Apprenticeship Stevenage

Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Bolton

Systems Degree Apprenticeship Bristol

Digital and Technology Degree Apprenticeship Bristol

Software Degree Apprenticeship Stevenage, Bristol or Bolton

Supportability (Customer Support and Services) Stevenage

Mechanical Degree Apprenticeship Stevenage

IT Information Systems Analyst Degree Apprenticeship Stevenage

Engineering Apprenticeship Stevenage

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship Stevenage

Operations Apprenticeship Bolton

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

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 you will be sent details of our online test. You will have one week from receiving the test to complete it.

Recruitment process

Step 2 If you are successful in the online test your application will be reviewed by a member of the HR team and the department you have applied to. Step 3: Assessment days will be held once the business has selected enough suitable candidates. The day will include a group task, a presentation and an interview. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about MBDA and the scheme you have applied for.

Recruitment process

Step 4: Finally, if you are successful on the assessment day you will receive a conditional offer of employment within a week of attending the 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