Applications are open!

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

We offer a wide range of ten-month placements in both Business and Engineering areas. These opportunities are available to second year university students who desire to gain real industry experience to support their degree. 

Our programmes provide you with a valuable platform to experience where your career could take you. You will get direct access to projects and be able to utilise skills learnt at university in the real world. 

The schemes follow a tailored structure where you can focus on one specialist area or split your time into two placements to experience different aspects of the business.

Undergraduates receive fantastic opportunities for on the job training and development. Your experience will count towards a professional qualification and often leads to a graduate offer for when you finish university. A 'Buddy' will support you prior to joining and you will have access to our Mentor Scheme during your placement.


We provide you with an unrivalled insight into one of the worlds most trusted defence organisations, where you will contribute to real projects as a valued team member.

  • Duration: 10 Months.
  • Start Date: September.
  • Functions: Business and Engineering.
  • Starting Salary: £18,000
  • Company Bonus: Annual discretionary payment based on overall business performance.
  • Structure: One ten-month placement or two five-month placements.
  • Entry Requirements: Studying a Business or Engineering degree and on track to achieve a minimum 2.2. Please check the job description when applying as these may vary.
  • Locations: Stevenage, Bristol and Bolton.
  • Qualification: Experience counting towards Chartership.
  • Completion: May lead to a graduate role for when you finish university.


Undergraduates receive continuous support and will be offered a variety of development opportunities.

Online Platforms
You will be able to utlisie some of MBDA's online learning platforms. There is a wide range of training you can do, both personal development and technical knowledge. This will help you to do your job role succesfuly, in addition to improving your skills and knowledge.

On the Job Training
A lot of training undergraduates 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 undergraduates. This is a great way to have discussions and network with other Early Careers Members in the business.

STEM & Outreach
There is plenty of activities undergraduates 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.