Undergraduates Placements

Our undergraduate programmes offer you a valuable platform to experience where your career could take you, working in a dynamic, innovative and supportive environment.

Over the course of 10 months, you will have the opportunity to gain unrivalled insight into one of the world’s most trusted defence organisations, contributing to real-projects as a valued member of the team.

Enjoy a starting salary of 18k and an annual bonus whilst following a tailored programme that either provides you with a deeper understanding about a number of aspects of the business or the opportunity to become an expert in a particular field of interest. 

Applications are currently open.

Summer Placements

Our Summer Placements are open to University students who are anywhere from their first or penultimate year of study.

Running from 10 to 12 weeks, we offer you the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the organisation and industry through a structured programme. Working within a project in one of our specialist areas, you’ll benefit from ongoing support and training during your placement.

Our 2020 applications are now open.

OUR OPPORTUNITIES

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AERODYNAMICS AND PROPULSION ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Aerodynamics and Propulsion team are primarily responsible for the aerodynamic design of missiles, factoring in stealth, propulsion, thermal and structural aspects.

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AERODYNAMICS AND PROPULSION SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Aerodynamics and Propulsion team are primarily responsible for the aerodynamic design of missiles, factoring in stealth, propulsion, thermal and structural aspects.

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COMPLEX WARHEADS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Complex Warheads Centre of Excellence team designs and tests Warheads for MBDA missiles. They undertake a variety of tasks such as modelling simulation, detailed design, manufacture development and Warhead trials.

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COMPLEX WARHEADS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BOLTON

ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING TEST UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BOLTON

The Electronic Manufacturing Test team ensure that the highest quality is delivered at every stage of the manufacturing process by rigorously testing and analysing the electrical components of MBDA’s products.

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ELECTRONIC MISSILE ENGINEERING SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Electronic Missile Engineering team support the design, manufacturing and testing of all the electronics required for a working missile system.

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ELECTRONIC TEST ENGINEER MANUFACTURING SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Complex Warheads Centre of Excellence team designs and tests Warheads for MBDA missiles. They undertake a variety of tasks such as modelling simulation, detailed design, manufacture development and Warhead trials.

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GUIDANCE CONTROL & NAVIGATION UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Guidance, Control and Navigation team play a pivotal role in the concept and life of all MBDA products.

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GUIDANCE CONTROL AND NAVIGATION SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Guidance, Control and Navigation team play a pivotal role in the concept and life of all MBDA products.

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HUMAN FACTORS UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Human Factors team are the largest in the UK defence industry. They provide MBDA’s projects with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, to apply theories, principles, data and methods in order to optimise usability and overall system performance.

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INTEGRATION & SYSTEMS VALIDATION SUMMER PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The integration & System Validation (ISV) area plays a critical role in the development and proving of our existing products as well as those proposed for the future.

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INTEGRATION & SYSTEMS VALIDATION SUMMER PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The integration & System Validation (ISV) area plays a critical role in the development and proving of our existing products as well as those proposed for the future.

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INTEGRATION SYSTEM VALIDATION UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The integration & System Validation (ISV) area plays a critical role in the development and proving of our existing products as well as those proposed for the future.

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LETHALITY AND WAREHEADS SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Lethality and Warheads team act as MBDA’s design authority for warheads and predict the lethal performance of various types of missile systems.

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LETHALITY AND WAREHEADS UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Lethality and Warheads team act as MBDA’s design authority for warheads and predict the lethal performance of various types of missile systems.

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MAJOR EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Major Equipment team are responsible for managing suppliers that are designing and delivering complex sub-systems for MBDA products and unique services for the business throughout the entire product lifecycle.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEER SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Mechanical Engineering team work across internal research. Design analysis and integration & testing.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Mechanical Engineering team work across internal research. Design analysis and integration & testing.

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PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain and Procurement (ISP) team are responsible for a variety of activities which include leading the definition of Industrial Policies, supporting the sourcing decisions by bringing relevant supply chain intelligence & strategic frameworks, managing procurement activities and managing the Supply Base industrial performance.

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PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain and Procurement (ISP) team are responsible for a variety of activities which include leading the definition of Industrial Policies, supporting the sourcing decisions by bringing relevant supply chain intelligence & strategic frameworks, managing procurement activities and managing the Supply Base industrial performance.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Project Management team project manage product development, manufacturing, in-service support and future concepts. As a graduate on this programme you will define customer facing programmes and project control structures, develop credible estimates and define project organisation as well as work breakdown structures. Working in a multinational team there will be opportunities to travel to our French and Italian sites.

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SEEKER DIVISION SUMMER PLACEMENT

A seeker is the radar unit located at the front of a missile that detects, acquires and tracks target. The team work in different disciplines in order to contribute to design, development, integration and production of all radar frequency (RF) seekers.

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Seeker Engineering Undergradaute Placement, Stevenage

A seeker is the radar unit located at the front of a missile that detects, acquires and tracks target. The team work in different disciplines in order to contribute to design, development, integration and production of all radar frequency (RF) seekers.

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SENSORS ENGINEER RADIO FREQUENCY UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The RF Sensors team is responsible for a wide range of technologies within MBDA such as data communications, radars, altimeters and seekers.

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SENSORS EO SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Sensors Electro-Optical team provides expertise on Infrared (IR), optical and laser-based sensors.

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SIMULATION AND MODELLING SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Simulation and Modelling team define, develop and maintain complex mathematic models which are used for multiple applications including performance modelling and auto-coding algorithms for component software.

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SIMULATION MODELLING UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Simulation and Modelling team define, develop and maintain complex mathematic models which are used for multiple applications including performance modelling and auto-coding algorithms for component software.

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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SUMMER PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Software Engineering team work with numerous programming languages, software tools and software lifecycle methodologies to ensure MBDA are able to provide some of the world’s most advanced missile systems.

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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SUMMER PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Software Engineering team work with numerous programming languages, software tools and software lifecycle methodologies to ensure MBDA are able to provide some of the world’s most advanced missile systems.

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SOFTWARE UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Software Engineering team work with numerous programming languages, software tools and software lifecycle methodologies to ensure MBDA are able to provide some of the world’s most advanced missile systems.

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SOFTWARE UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Software Engineering team work with numerous programming languages, software tools and software lifecycle methodologies to ensure MBDA are able to provide some of the world’s most advanced missile systems.

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SUPPORTABILITY ENGINEER UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Customer Support and Services team is responsible for the support of MBDA products across the world, ensuring that the armed forces have the capability they need, where and when they need it.

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SYSTEMS DESIGN AND VALIDATION UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Systems Design Engineer team are responsible for simulating weapon system performance & analysing missile trials data, platform integration, writing system/sub-system level specifications, integrating hardware & software, and conceptualising new products & technologies.

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SYSTEMS DESIGN AND VALIDATION UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, STEVENAGE

The Systems Design Engineer team are responsible for simulating weapon system performance & analysing missile trials data, platform integration, writing system/sub-system level specifications, integrating hardware & software, and conceptualising new products & technologies.

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SYSTEMS DESIGNS SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Systems Design Engineer team are responsible for simulating weapon system performance & analysing missile trials data, platform integration, writing system/sub-system level specifications, integrating hardware & software, and conceptualising new products & technologies.

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WEAPON SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND EQUIPMENT SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Weapon System Architecture and Equipment (WSAE) team provides the necessary expertise across a large range of weapon system aspects, much wider than just the missile itself.

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WEAPON SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND EQUIPMENT UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT, BRISTOL

The Weapon System Architecture and Equipment (WSAE) team provides the necessary expertise across a large range of weapon system aspects, much wider than just the missile itself. 

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WEAPON SYSTEMS SIMULATION & EXPERIMENTATION SUMMER PLACEMENT

The Weapon Systems Simulation and Experimentation area develops and implements simulation software and man-in-the-loop experiments to support some of the world’s most advanced future missile systems.

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WEAPON SYSTEMS SIMULATION & EXPERIMENTATION UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT

The Weapon Systems Simulation and Experimentation area develops and implements simulation software and man-in-the-loop experiments to support some of the world’s most advanced future missile systems.

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