Human Factors 10 month Placement 2020


Human Factors 10 month Placement, Bristol

What’s the opportunity?

We arerecruiting an undergraduate student to work within one of the largest and most experienced Human Factors Departments in the UK. The Human Factors team will provide you an opportunity to learn about Human Factors within the UK Defence Industry, offering you a highly supportive and structured environment to develop your skills and provide you with the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about understanding real-life, practical issues that military users face working in the modern battlespace, often in very challenging environments.

The placement is an opportunity for you to develop an appreciation for how people use complex equipment and systems from a cognitive and physiological perspective. This will involve conducting research tasks and identifying new technologies that will shape the way military personnel use their equipment in the future. There is the potential opportunity to get “hands on” with kit and work with military users. On the job training, along with significant guidance and support will be provided by experienced colleagues ensuring you are suitably supported throughout your placement.

What will you be doing?

Examples of day-to-day activities include:

  • Designing and prototyping Human Computer Interfaces (HCI) / Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

  • Supporting the development and demonstrations of Virtual Reality technologies.

  • Supporting the planning and conduct of User Experimentation and trials.

  • Carrying out individual research tasks, to provide recommendations and solve problems.

  • Conducting workspace assessments and anthropometric modelling tasks.

  • Writing reports and creating presentations on areas you’ve been working on.

What’s great about joining this team?

We are a friendly and inclusive team with a fast-paced, dynamic work ethic. We provide a supportive environment that aims to develop everyone’s knowledge and ability. We offer an interesting variety of work and we welcome team members who bring fresh ideas and novel approaches to problem-solving

“The department social events always go down well; these are a great opportunity to get to know the team outside of the office. Previously we have had themed nights such as “Come Dine with Me” and Christmas Cocktails.” Tim, Human Factors.

Who and what we are looking for from you?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about understanding real-life, practical issues that military users face working in the modern battlespace, often in very challenging environments. To be considered for the role, you must:

  • Be studying a current undergraduate course in Psychology, User Centred Design, Ergonomics/Human Factors, Product Design or a related engineering course (e.g. Systems).

  • Be able to adapt well to changing and challenging goals and requirements.

  • Have great interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or individually.

  • Be able to use your integrity and intuition to work out the most suitable course of action.

What would you get?

  • £18,000 Salary pro-rated over the 10 months
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid overtime
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • Employee funded voluntary private healthcare
  • Sporting activities
  • Paid holiday
  • Fantastic site facilities
  • A share of the annual Company Bonus
  • On the job learning and development opportunities.

Please Note:

MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.

MBDA is 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.

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