Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our people are at the heart of our success.

MBDA is a global business with sites across Europe and the UK and customers across the world, and our cultural diversity is one of our recognised strengths.  We seek to build teams that reflect the markets and communities in which we operate, driving innovation and helping us maintain a competitive advantage.

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

We value the differences between employees, and benefit as a business from a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives. 

Everyone is welcomed by MBDA.

MBDA is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to providing a working environment where all people are treated equally, fairly and with dignity.

No applicants will be unfairly treated because of their age, gender or gender identity, marital or family status, pregnancy and/or maternity, race, religion and/or belief, sexual orientation or because of a current or past disability.

We value our communities.

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.


We actively promote greater diversity and inclusion.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professions and the defence sector have faced a longstanding challenge in attracting diverse talent, which has been of concern to government and industry for many years.

MBDA (UK) is driving positive change at grass roots level through various initiatives including:

  • Interactive STEM Outreach Programmes with a wide range of schools, such as Robot Rumble, Flying Start, Glider Challenge & Aircraft Reconnaissance Challenge
  • Work placements for Year 12 students, primarily from low-income households
  • Engineering Insight Days
  • Career Days for local secondary schools, colleges & universities
  • Girls Only” STEM programmes

We are committed members, partners and sponsors of organisations including:

  • Royal Academy of Engineering “This is Engineering” - Sponsor
  • Pride in Defence
  • Tech She can Charter - Signatory
  • WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) – Member
  • We Are The City - Member
  • WES (Women’s Engineering Society) – Sponsor
  • Working Families
  • Armed Forces Covenant – Signatory and 2018 Gold Award winner in the Employer Recognition Scheme

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

We continue to invest in and improve our working practices and procedures to meet our ethical, statutory and legal obligations and to serve the current and future the needs of the business.

We monitor our progress internally and publish our gender pay gap report annually, click here to find out more.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training is provided for all new starters and it’s a key part of our manager training syllabus.

Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team regularly seek feedback from our employees to identify how we can improve and ensure MBDA offers an environment of mutual respect, personal growth and professional excellence.