Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship 2021


Mechanical Engineering Apprentice (level 4) Stevenage

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited Mechanical Engineering scheme that has developed some of the leading engineering apprentices in the UK. We offer a four-year programme to achieve a Level 4 HNC qualification in Mechanical Engineering.

At the end of the scheme you will have streamlined your apprenticeship to finish within the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Function. ME is involved in all aspects of a products life-cycle; from early development and research, through to in service support. This opportunity will give you the skills required to design, make, and test the next generation of missile system hardware.

The Opportunity

This programme will teach you to use industry standard engineering software packages such as Creo Parametric, Altair HyperMesh, and Ansys.

We will help you learn key engineering design and analysis skills such as calculation of mass properties, limits and fits and understanding of material properties and selection process. You’ll see first-hand the application of structural and dynamic analysis techniques learned during your academic studies from experienced colleagues.

You’ll develop the skills required to work as part of a multi-functional project team and you’ll regularly work with colleagues from Electronic & Environmental engineering.

This is a great opportunity to work with state of the art technologies which also opens up many opportunities for progression after your apprenticeship - such as: people manager, technical specialist, project manager, and beyond.

We will help you to achieve Professional accreditation through the IMechE/IET/RAeS

Programme Structure

Year one you will be at Oaklands College five days per week learning your basic skills.

Year two, three and four you will be on day release to college with your remaining time spent on placements, typically lasting three months. Some placements may be longer to develop specific ME skills.

The rotational placements and experiences you will gain on this scheme have been tailored to give you the skills required to become an engineer within the Mechanical Engineering Function. Placements may include:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Materials and Processes
  • Design Definition Office
  • Configuration management
  • Environmental Engineering & Facilities
  • Industry Policy Supply Chain and Procurement

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 GCSE qualifications at Grade 4 or higher, to include Maths, English and a Science, technology or Engineering related subject.

In addition to :

96 UCAS points through A level qualifications, minimum C for each subject to include Maths PLUS another Science, Technology or Engineering related subject.


96 UCAS points through BTEC Level 3 in Engineering

All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required

Rewards and Benefits

You'll no doubt have seen all the information on our website about our comprehensive and customisable benefits package. For a reminder click here .

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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