Applications are open!

All our applications are now open for our June 2022 programme - check out our 'Search' section in the main menu to view all the roles.

We offer summer placements in both Business and Engineering areas for university students who are anywhere from their first to final year of study. These run for 10 - 12 weeks starting in June.

Placements are a fantastic opportunity to experience real-life work, which can help you in determining your future career. Working for a global organisation, you will gain exposure to real projects where you can contribute as a valued team member. 

You will receive continuous support and training to ensure you enhance your knowledge as well as personal skills. Our programmes will provide you with an incredible opportunity to gain experience during your studies, put your university skills into action and build up a strong network within the industry.

If you enjoy your time with us, you can continue to progress your career by returning for another summer placement or take a look at our undergraduate and graduate programmes. 



Receive a great insight into your chosen specialist area and the defence industry.

  • Duration: 10 - 12 weeks.
  • Start Date: June.
  • Functions: Business and Engineering.
  • Structure: One placement in one specialist area.
  • Starting Salary: £16,000 pro rata for first year students, £17,000 for second year and £18,000 for third year students.
  • Entry Requirements: Studying a Business or Engineering degree. Please check the job description when applying as these may vary.
  • Locations: Stevenage, Bristol and Bolton.


Your summer placement will provide you with a wealth of knowledge and you will have opportunities to develop during your time at MBDA.

On the Job Training
A lot of training summer placements receive will be learnt on the job. As your time in the company is limited, it is important to start learning from the first day and the best way to do this is by performing the role. Your line manager will understand this and will ensure a significant amount of time is spent on your development.

Department Training
Every department has different needs, depending on what department you join will result in how much training you receive. Your funcion will ensure you have the correct training for your job and have the best opportunities for development.

ECP Forums
The Early Careers community runs regular forums, which is open to all summer placements. This includes a variety of discussions on relevant topics and offers you the opportunity to meet other Early Careers members. They can offer you a fantastic insight and give you advice on the next steps of your future career.

During your placement, you will receive ongoing support. This starts with a 'Buddy' prior to joining who can answer any questions and help you settle into the company. In addition you will be supported by your Technical Coordinator (this individual organises your placement in their function), your line manager and HR.