Job Details IM Information Systems Degree Apprenticeship 2022 DS206

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IM Information Systems Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6), Stevenage

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROLE WILL CLOSE ON THE 21st JANUARY 2022

At MBDA our Information Systems (IS) team deliver, support and maintain enterprise level computer applications for our Engineering, Manufacturing and business functions. It is through the work that they do that we are able to design and configure MBDA’s products and make it possible for them to be built and supported in service.

The team seek to deliver and maintain today’s needs but also to anticipate, plan and promote future tools and applications to service the ambitions we have to be smarter and faster and for our projects to deliver value to our customers and shareholders

What is the opportunity?

This role is specifically within the IS Engineering team and works closely with our Engineering capability departments. Because of this, you could be working with Engineers as they complete their work on any of our products at any stage of the missile lifecycle. Typically you could work on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) which includes Systems and Software or with Customer Support Services (SLM) – but don’t worry if you don’t already know everything (or anything!) about these areas – our teams will be there to support you.

On any given day you could be building and analysing requirements, identifying and selecting solutions to a range of challenges, deploying and testing applications or providing support to keep the enterprise working. Due to the projects we work on, the various teams we work with, and the variety of projects at any stage of the missile lifecycle at any given time, we are often a team that works flexibly and to changing priorities, but we also endeavour to maintain good Project Management practices and compliance to standards.

The IS team work with technical specialists in multiple areas of the business, and we need to be comfortable with working with lots of people, but also lots of detail – often of a highly technical nature.

The most exciting aspect of this opportunity is the future technology that we will use in the business – you’ll start your career looking at what we currently use here and now, but through your apprenticeship you’ll be gaining experience which will help you to provide the systems of the future.

Programme Structure

You will study for a BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions from Cranfield University, fully funded by MBDA.

The majority of the scheme will be spent with, and supporting, the IS analyst function of the IS Engineering Team. Shorter placements will be undertaken within wider IM function to aid your understanding of IT systems within MBDA. You will work on our digital continuity and digital twin projects as well as designing and implementing process improvements for our existing tools.

Our projects are typically a mix of ‘waterfall’ and ‘Agile’ developments meaning you’ll have the opportunity to compare and contrast different styles of application development and begin to learn how to select the best approach to meet the requirements.

Study on this apprenticeship will be a blend of virtual and face to face, using a ‘Book-end’ approach: 3 or 2 days at the start and end of each module (in person) ; 6 full day sessions in between over 9 module weeks (online).

MK:U is Cranfield’s brand-new undergraduate brand; backed by government and business. This new kind of university was designed with business and inspired by new technologies.

Education at MK:U is different from other universities. Instead of traditional lectures and exams, MK:U’s entire curriculum uses problem-based learning (PBL) as our core educational approach.

You can find out more about what it’s like to study here at https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/mku/mku-apprenticeships

Entry Criteria

This role has specific qualification level and subject criteria - please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria as we cannot consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:

5 x GCSES Grade 9 - 4

To include Maths & English Language & Science / Technology Grade 9 – 4

In addition to:

120 UCAS points achieved through:

Alevels - 3 x B's (or ABC) including Maths

OR

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum DDM in Maths, Science or Engineering subject (Engineering and Science applicants must provide evidence of completing Further Maths module)

Why consider us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers) and Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK).

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

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00 Application Process

1. Submit an application

Our application form contains a few factual questions, some questions relating to the role you have applied for and a section for you to tell us all about you! 

2. Online assessment

Some of our Graduate, Summer placement and 10 month placement roles will require you to take a Diagrammatical, verbal and numerical reasoning test. Apprentice applicants will take a Strengths based assessment.  

3. Internal review

Hiring Managers assess your application and assessment results and shortlist for our assessment centres. 

4. Assessment centre

Our Strength based assessment centre is a virtual experience! You’ll get to work on a range of tasks, meet current programme members and people from the department you have applied for. All candidates receive feedback on their performance.  

5. Offer

We’ll call you shortly after your assessment day to talk through your feedback and the finer details of your offer, as well as next steps.

00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Eligible employees taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can take up to 52 weeks of leave. This includes up to 18 weeks of enhanced pay, paid at 100% of their average earnings.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

You’ll be able to choose between a variety of online learning platforms such as Percipio, YouLearn, Career Builder and Video Gateway. Each one is tailored to a specific type of learning. Speak to your line manager to find out more. 

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time. You’ll have access to our Learning Gateway, which hosts the formal course catalogue and is where you can select the right training for your role and future development. The catalogue displays which courses are being delivered virtually or are classroom based. If you want to lead a team, you might be interested in our management training, designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. 

For further information, please view our Security & Vetting page.

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