We're in this together

Together, we contribute to a workplace that’s inclusive for all

We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to reach their potential.

Diversity strengthens our company, and we aim to attract talented individuals from a multitude of backgrounds and foster an inclusive, open and meritocratic culture where everyone can grow and succeed.

Together, we are contributing to a workplace that’s fair, respectful and inclusive for all.

Empowering our people to lead change

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When it comes to diversity in defence, we’re looking to change things for the better. And we’re fiercely committed to nurturing a welcoming and inclusive workplace where everyone can flourish, as individuals and as teams.

The progress we’re making towards this commitment is clear to see. But, across our business and our industry as a whole, there’s a lot more to do. And there’s only one way that we can keep our progress going: together.

We're not afraid to have tough conversations with ourselves and we make sure our people are the ones leading those conversations. Our employee-led networks cover a range of ED&I topics and are often involved in research and events within or on behalf of the business. 

Pic: Colleagues from across the group at our annual 'Inspiring Women' event. MBDA Germany, November 2023.  

Feel like you belong at MBDA

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We want everyone who joins us to feel welcomed, included and able to achieve their highest potential. We know that for some, that can be harder for others, which is why we have a number of support initiatives to help with your on-boarding, in addition to the immersive inductions provided to all new starters. 

Our STEM Returners partnership has been established to provide opportunities for individuals returning from career breaks to join us, with managers given specific training and resources to help make that journey as smooth as possible. 

We launched our Workplace Adjustments Passport in 2021 so everyone can, if they wish, share information about a disability, physical or mental health condition, or neurodiversity. The Passport aims to remove or reduce barriers and challenges at work and support everyone to achieve their full potential.

Our mentoring programmes provide chances for employees to speak and learn from someone outside their management structure. In September 2023 we launched our Women in Defence Mentoring Scheme. 

Employee Networks

We are proud of our internal networks and communities and the value they add to the business. We offer everyone the opportunity to develop personally, share their experiences and drive a more inclusive culture for the future of MBDA.

GEN-EQ - Gender Equality

GEN-EQ is an employee network that promotes gender equality through education, awareness and communication, and advocates equality, mutual respect and understanding across genders. 

Click here to explore our latest pay gap reports. 

Mosaic - Ethnic Diversity

Mosaic is our Ethnic Diversity employee network supporting and representing colleagues from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The network is open to all MBDA UK employees. 

Click here to explore our latest pay gap reports. 

Pride at MBDA – Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity

Pride at MBDA is an employee network initiated by colleagues who are passionate about creating an inclusive culture where all our employees can be themselves at work whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Neurodiversity at MBDA – Diverse Minds

Our employee led Neurodiversity network is striving to raise awareness, challenge misperceptions and promote a working environment that is positive, supportive and where everyone is able to reach their full potential.

Menopause Matters

A space for any employee whether they are experiencing menopause themselves, or know a friend or family member who is, to learn more about managing menopause in the workplace and beyond.

Parents & Carers Community

The Parents & Carers employee network aims to support all employees who are parents, have caring responsibilities, or are interested in family friendly topics. It is a forum for employees to share their experiences, ask for support or advice and further develop a family friendly culture at MBDA UK.

Armed Forces Employees

The Armed Forces Community is a voluntary group that provides former service personnel with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, and to share with the business direct knowledge and experience from the customers of our products.


MBDA work with a range of external organisations to help us benchmark our commitments to equality and inclusion, as well as reach new and diverse audiences.