Engineering. Business. People. Aerospace.

Wherever your talents and interests lie, put them to good use with one of our graduate programmes. We offer the chance to progress in a career that provides work with true purpose, solving the defence challenges of the future. 

Our Graduate Programmes start September each year and last two years; after which you will progress to a role within the department you joined.

The starting Salary is £26,500. Pay reviews take place twice per year whilst on the scheme.You will receive a Joining Bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelor’s Degree or £2500 if you have a Masters.  This is paid in full in your first months’ pay; perfect for helping with the expenses of relocating.



We are currently closed for all our Graduate Programme Opportunities for 2020



At MBDA, we ensure our graduates have the resources, opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential.

We provide access to dedicated learning environments with more 3000 training courses on everything from languages, to technical and professional development.

As part of the graduate programme, there is also the opportunity to help build your confidence, mentoring and presenting skills by promoting STEM careers at schools and universities. This can aid your professional development and help you to network within the Defence community.


All Graduates will receive Business, Technical and Personal Development training throughout the two years that set the foundation for your future career.

• Interaction: A 3 day course in Stevenage to meet interact with Apprentices & Graduates from all our UK sites.  Gain an overview of MBDA’s business, its customers and a deeper understanding of the programme.
• Graduate Residential: A five day residential programme designed to develop the awareness and skill in eight subjects including influencing, communication, project management and presenting.
• Foundation in Project Management: Introduces the MBDA Project Management framework and key principles
• Technical Foundation Course: Introduces those on the Engineering schemes to the lifecycle of our products as well as the processes and technologies that enable the company to design and manufacture missile systems.
• Career Development Workshop: Helps graduates to take ownership of their career development and design a career path suited to them.

Meet our graduates

Development opportunities. Work-life balance. The chance to work with cutting-edge technology, alongside brilliant people. Meet our graduates and discover why MBDA was right for them.



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