Integration & System Validation Graduate 2020


Integration and System Validation Graduate, Bristol 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This position is for those who will have graduated by 2020 only as the start date for the programmewill be in early 2021.We expect to invite candidates to complete our tests in September with assessment centres taking place in October.

If youare graduating in 2021, orlooking for a September 2021 start then pleaseapply to our 2021 programme when we open for applications in September 2020.


What’s the opportunity?

Within the Technical directorate, the Integration & System Validation (ISV) function play a critical role in the development and proving of MBDA’s new and existing products. ISV engineers work day to day on a variety of tasks such as; aircraft/naval integration activities, compatibility testing and trials support/conduct.

The 2 year Early Careers Programme (ECP) allows a graduate to experience working in several roles across the ISV function. The programme offers excellent learning and development opportunities that will utilise both engineering and team work skills to help deliver integration and proving solutions to a range of complex weapon systems.

What will you be doing?

A role within the Integration and Systems Validation function will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work within a number of technical areas, including mechanical & electrical engineering, test equipment and trials conduct.

The two year graduate programme is split into four six-month placements, with a minimum of three placements spent working within ISV. There is the option for the candidate to spend a fourth placement outside of the function, either working in a different area within MBDA or within the wider defence industry.

Across their placements within ISV, the candidate will gain experience in a range of the following key areas:

  • Compatibility testing of sub-system and system level functionality,

  • Functional proving of system response and performance,

  • Integration of missiles and weapon systems onto delivery platforms,

  • Trials planning and support to trials clearance documentation,

  • Analysing trials data to prove requirements have been met,

  • Working with different departments to ensure appropriate testing is being conducted,

  • Conduct of sub-system and system trials at various levels of maturity,

Conduct of Firing trials and system level acceptance support.

Current ISV Graduates have been involved with systems proving activities on MBDA’s CAAM/FLAADS, projects and this has included working with platforms such as the Type 23 Frigates. There are also opportunities within Future Systems projects.

Depending on placements there may be the opportunity for the candidate to undertake national and international travel when conducting trials activities.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Within ISV, you will gain a ‘big picture’ view of MBDA and the UK defence environment and will work with a diverse range of people at all levels across the business.

  • The objectives for each placement will be developed, in coordination with your line manager, to account for the business need and your individual aspirations.

  • There will be opportunities to engage with customers.

  • You will be able to utilise and develop a range of engineering and personal skills due to the wide variety of work the function offers.

  • There may be opportunities to travel both within the U.K and internationally and collaborate with other MBDA employees based in France, Germany and Italy.

  • There is a positive attitude towards graduates and you will be a fully integrated member of the team and have the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility.

  • During all four placements there will be placement specific training opportunities in addition to the training given as part of the Early Careers Programme.

  • The opportunity to work towards becoming a chartered engineer.

  • A supportive graduate community with more than 100 recent graduates.

  • You can choose to be assigned a mentor who can help to guide your career development.

The opportunity to utilise the physical equipment and gain a better understanding of how the overall weapon system works.

Who and what we are looking for from you?

Degree qualified by September 2020 in Maths, Physics or Aeronautical, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering or a related Engineering discipline, minimum 2.2.

What would you get?

Competitive joining bonus & salaries, flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

Please note thatin order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible forSC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

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