Job Details Missile Architecture - Safety and Reliability 10 month placement 2022 GU522





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Missile Architecture - Safety and Reliability 10 month placement, Stevenage 2022

The Safety and Reliability Department are involved in the development of all the Products MBDA produces. We are responsible for providing our customers with the evidence and assurance that our Products meet the required levels of reliability and safety for those using them.

What's the opportunity?

As an Undergraduate Engineer, you will develop the engineering skills needed to influence the safety and reliability aspects of technically complex and niche products. This will include gaining understanding and experience of good practices and learning how to optimise the effort committed to these activities. An important aspect of this will be a focus on balancing safety against the inherently lethal attributes required of complex weapon systems.

In this role you will learn to balance time and cost constraints to construct safety and reliability arguments, supported by appropriate evidence. To do this, you will need to understand the system and its operating context, so that you can decide what type of evidence will most efficiently show that the identified hazards and risks have been mitigated to the customer’s satisfaction. This will involve learning and exploiting a range of techniques and approaches that can be combined into a compelling safety and/or reliability narrative.

The role is office-based, though some travel could be involved. A mixture of Microsoft Office software and specialist Safety and Reliability software will be used.

Entry Criteria

Working towards a degree in a technical or engineering-related field, such as Electronics, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Physics, with the expectation of achieving a minimum of 2:2.

Why choose 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.

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


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.

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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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