APPRENTICESHIPS

A GREAT START TO YOUR CAREER

Our four-year apprenticeship schemes provide you with a platform to study for a recognised qualification and gain incredible work experience at the same time.

We offer apprenticeships in Engineering, Software and Business areas. You will move around the company in rotational placements where you will gain a wider understanding, build a network within the organisation and define your future career with us. 

You will work at one of our MBDA sites and study for your qualification via day release at university or college. In addition, we organise bespoke training courses focused on your development to further enhance and improve your skill set. 

Applications opening soon!

Register your details with us and we'll let you know when we are open. You can register HERE.

 

THE KEY INFORMATION

Our award-winning apprenticeships will provide you with the correct resources, education and support to excel in your future career.

  • Programme Duration: 4 years.
  • Programme Start Date: September.
  • Applications Open: December
  • Applications Close: 15th February 2021 (could be sooner if enough applications received)
  • Qualifications: Level 3, 4 and 6 (varies by Apprenticeship type)
  • Functions: Business, Software and Engineering.
  • Structure: Rotational placements around the business.
  • Starting Salary: £14,500 per annum.
  • Pay Review: Annual pay review based on performance.
  • Company Bonus: Annual discretionary payment based on overall company performance.
  • Entry Requirements: This will vary depending on the apprenticeship. Please check the job description when applying; we can't consider applications from candidates that do not have the specified entry requirements
  • Locations: Stevenage, Bristol and Bolton.

 

 

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

We provide the best tools to our apprentices to ensure they develop and learn throughout their programme.

Interaction Event
Early Careers Members from all MBDA sites meet together for a three-day interaction event in the first week. You can network with your new colleagues whilst learning more about MBDA. There will be a range of activities which will help you to build the core skills required to excel within your scheme.

Health and Safety Training
This topic is taken seriously at MBDA and training is provided to all employees. Further training is delivered to those undertaking specific roles e.g. explosives.

Technical Foundation Course
This course introduces employees to the processes and technology used at MBDA to design, develop and manufacture missile systems. This is a technical based course but is open to all apprentices to enhance their knowledge. This is a great insight for those on non-technical schemes to understand what other functions do.

Life Skills Residential Courses
Apprentices go on two five-day residential courses, 1 in their first year and 1 in their second year. The first week focuses on team building and confidence and the second week aims to improve presentation, negotiation and other practical skills.These courses also include exciting outdoor activities and social evenings with your colleagues.

Resilience Development Programme
This is a new course aimed at improving apprentices ability to deal with setback and change. Discussions include how to cope with stress and how to maintain a healthy mindset.

Career Development Workshop
A workshop designed to help apprenticeships take ownership of their career and design a path suited to them. This will take place at the end of the scheme to help in deciding a future role.

STEM & Outreach
There is plenty of activities apprentices can get involved in, such as events like Robot Rumble, careers fairs and school/university talks. These will aid your personal development, such as communication, mentoring and presentation skills.

Stevenage Opportunities

Business Degree
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Business Studies
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire
Example Placements: Commercial, Project Management & Procurement

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Electrical Engineering
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire
Example Placements: PCB Design, Materials

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Engineering Level 4
Qualification: HNC in Mechanical Engineering
Place of Study: Oaklands College
Example Placements: Trials, Customer Support and Environmental Engineering

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Environmental Degree
Qualification: Bachlors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire
Example Placements: Structural testing, Data analysis and trials

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

IT Information Systems Degree

Qualification: Bachlors degree in Digital and Technology Solutions
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire
Example Placements: Placements across projects and full lifecycle.

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Mechanical Degree
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Engineering
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire
Example Placements: Mechanical Design, Future Concepts and Analysis

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Mechanical Engineering Level 4
Qualification: HNC in Mechanical Engineering
Place of Study: Oaklands College
Example Placements: Materials and Processes, Mechanical Analysis

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Project Control and Planning Level 3
Qualification: Diploma in Project Control Practice
Place of Study: London Metropolitan College

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Software Degree
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Digital and Technology Solutions
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

 

Software (Modelling) Degree
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Digital and Technology Solutions
Place of Study: University of Hertfordshire

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

 

Bristol & Bolton Opportunities

Business Degree
Location: Bolton
Qualification: BA Hons Management and Business
Place of Study: Bolton University
Example Placements: Finance, Project Management, Facilities

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Engineering Degree
Location: Bolton
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
Place of Study: Bolton University
Example Placements: Operations, Test Engineering and Seekers

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Operations
Location: Bolton
Qualification: Level 3 Eng Tech awarded by IET
Place of Study: Alliance Learning
Example Placements: Missile Testing, Assembly and Integration.

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Software Degree
Location: Bristol
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Digital and Technology Solutions
Place of Study: Weston College

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Software Degree
Location: Bolton
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Digital and Technology Solutions
Place of Study: Manchester Met

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed

Systems Engineering - Software Degree
Location: Bristol
Qualification: Bachelors degree in Digital and Technology Solutions
Place of Study: Weston College

Applications for this Apprenticeship are currently closed