Why MBDA We help you go further.

Overview

We work together with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are a Lead Engineer or a Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.

Training and Development

By the nature of our work, you'll find yourself pushing outside your comfort zone, exploring new topics and ideas, collaborating with experts and organically, you will learn, grow and develop every day.

You'll always find the support from your manager and your team to advance. We encourage a culture where you can be open about your ambitions – and we do everything we can to help you get there.

For you, that could mean taking on bigger challenges in your role, exploring new areas of expertise or even getting our support through higher education. We consider business need, individual requirements and career development, and when it all looks good, we're happy to support you to progress.

The rewards you deserve

We have lots of benefits in place to ensure that working at MBDA is rewarding in every sense. Along with your salary and pension scheme, you'll be entitled to earn an annual bonus, as well as the chance to receive incentives through shares. We'll help your money go further too, offering financial advice, a subsidised gym membership and a whole range of corporate partners who provide discounts for restaurants and days out.

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible 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.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Eligible employees taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave can take up to 52 weeks of leave. This includes up to 18 weeks of enhanced pay, paid at 100% of their average earnings.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

Supporting life outside work

We want your work at MBDA to be part of a fulfilling life, that's why we have a variety of policies to benefit your family, health and personal ambitions.

You'll be entitled to 25 days annual leave, with the option to buy more and we're proud to offer enhanced parental leave, so you can be there for the moments that matter. You'll have the option of health and dental insurance for you and your family. And, our employee assistance programme is in place to give you advice whenever you may need it.

Hybrid / Dynamic working

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.

More than a job

We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

"At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms." - Balpreet, Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.