Job Details Systems Engineer 10 Month Placement 2022 GU543

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MBDA Systems Engineer 10 Month Placement 2022

Our products are sophisticated! - Systems Engineers work on our products at any point in their lifecycle with a wealth of different experiences to get involved in. Systems Engineers also engage with an array of different people allowing for exciting opportunities such as helping the Military to define, develop & prove both current & future weapon systems. Based in our Bristol and Stevenage sites, our teams are looking for undergraduates to join them in:

  • Conceptualising new products and technologies;
  • Investigating exciting scientific principals and breakthroughs;
  • Delivering new capabilities through developing state of the art technology;
  • Conducting system studies to define the weapon systems of tomorrow
  • Writing system and sub-system level specifications and interface definitions;
  • Developing and managing requirements;
  • Requirements proving, validation and certification;
  • Simulating weapon system performance and analysing missile trials data;
  • Planning, modelling and adapting missile routes, both pre-flight and during flight, to optimise the effectiveness of the weapon;
  • System integration, testing, data analysis and qualification.

Due to the nature of the work involved, you will work with a diverse range of people at all levels across the business. You will be able to utilise and develop technical engineering and personal skills due to the wide variety of work available.

Programme Structure

You could be working on a variety of projects in areas from future capabilities to in-service products. Bristol based students will complete one 10 month placement whereas Stevenage based students will experience two 5 month placements. Either way your overall placement will enable you to experience different aspects of Systems Engineering.

Through the placement, we’ll help you understand the make-up of a missile or a weapon system; from the warhead to the seeker in the missile to the wider weapon system components. Working closely with external parties, subcontractors and government customers you’ll gain experience of many systems engineering methods and tools, such as Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Matlab and Simulink.

Entry Criteria

Currently studying for a degree in any STEM related subject.

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.

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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.

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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 graduates at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to hold a UK passport and to have resided in the UK for the previous 5 years. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility, which means seeing your birth certificate and/or passport. Security vetting will also be undertaken.

All employees/Apprentices at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to meet the government standard for eligibility. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility, which means seeing your birth certificate and/or passport and educational certificates. Security vetting and medical clearance will also be undertaken. 

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