Bolton Careers Open Day - 22nd September 2022

Key Information:

Date:                Thursday 22nd September 2022 (add to calendar)

Time:               15:00 – 19:00 (last entry 18:45)

Location:         MBDA, Lea Field Way, Bolton, BL5 1EE

Registration:   Register your interest using the quick form below. Before attending we will email you a link to create an account on our careers portal. Alternatively, you can complete the full registration now. 

Register Interest (Quick form) 

Full registration 

Creating an account allows us to fast-process any applications following the event and (in some cases) to speak to you before the event about what opportunities may or may not be suitable for you. 


Security:          Please bring photo ID on the day and review our Security & Vetting page before attending.

Notes:  To help protect our staff and attendees please do not attend the event if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID. Please feel free to bring copies of your CV to share with hiring managers, but please note any attendees will still need to complete an online application to be considered for any job vacancies. 


Event overview

We invite you to visit our MBDA Bolton site on Thursday 22nd September to explore current and future opportunities that will help level-up your career.

Come and find out from our employees why we think MBDA is a great place to work; and why we’re the #1 Best Manufacturing Company to Work For (Best Companies), and a Best Place to Work in 2022 (Glassdoor). 

Speak directly with employees to hear first-hand about their experiences of working here, and to learn more about what we do as a business, and the specific roles within each of our dedicated teams.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer and we are always looking to expand and diversify our talent pool, as we know that a diverse workplace breeds collaboration and innovation; we welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds. MBDA representatives from some of our inclusivity employee networks will be in attendance on the day of the event, should you wish to discuss anything with them. 


About MBDA and our Bolton site

As a leading defence company in Europe, we are proud to design and manufacture missiles and missile systems used to protect the UK and its allies. We provide products and services to each branch of the armed forces, working in partnership with the MOD, our European MBDA companies, and other defence manufacturers towards common goals.  

In the UK we have three primary locations. MBDA Bolton is our hub in the North, and home to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, filled with skilled employees working to develop and deliver our products in time and to the highest standards.  

Located just south of Bolton, the site is an easy commute from numerous towns and cities in the North West, such as Manchester, Preston, and the Greater Liverpool area.

We have plenty of parking on site and a subsidised restaurant for employees, using fresh, seasonal ingredients to produce nutritional and delicious dishes. 


Opportunities for Experienced Professionals

In order to maintain our high standards and industry reputation, we are always on the lookout for experienced professionals to join us and help us grow.

We have high expectations of our employees, which is why we are committed to providing excellent training and progression opportunities for all, as well as some incredible rewards and benefits.

Please visit the job search page to see what vacancies are live right now. Even if you plan to attend the event, we recommend starting an application now so you are registered on our candidate job portal.

Below are some areas / role types we typically hire for in Bolton.



·       Electrical Fitters, Inspectors, Electrical Test and Calibration and Maintenance Engineers

·       Manufacturing Engineers

·       Manufacturing Ops Team Leaders and Managers



·       Electronic Engineers, Systems Engineers, Software Engineers

·       Missile / Weapons Architects

·       Project Management and Project Control


Support & Corporate Functions:

·       IT, Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain, Product Assurance, HR


On the day of the event, our recruitment team will help direct you to the correct teams on the day, based on your skills and needs.


Early Career Programmes

As an employer committed to job training opportunities, we also offer a wide variety of Early Careers entry routes, including graduate schemes, apprenticeships and more. Members of our Early Careers Recruitment team, as well as current scheme members will be on hand to discuss our range of programmes.

September is one of our busiest months for applications, so make sure to get your own application in soon! Make sure to use the Early Career filters on our job search page to find out more.


How to attend

This open day is a great opportunity for you to meet real employees and hiring managers from our Bolton teams. Come along and gain real insights in to life at MBDA to help you decide if working with us is right for you.

Doors are open 3pm-7pm on the day. Please aim to arrive before 6:45pm.

You will need to bring photo ID to attend the event and complete any registration processes detailed on this page, or sent to you ahead of the event. 

You are welcome to bring copies of your CV to share with hiring managers. However, please note that any attendees will still need to complete an online application following the event to be considered for any of our vacancies.  

As a defence company, we have strict regulations around security and vetting new personnel. Please review our Security and Vetting page before attending.



Parking - visitor parking will be available on the day. 

Accessibility – Please contact us if you have any specific accessibility requirements (see below). 

Queries - for any questions ahead of the event, please refer to our contact us page.

Register attendance

Please complete the form below to confirm your attendance on Thursday 22nd September. We will email you closer to the time to remind you about the event. We may also contact you to request further information about you before attending. 

*Please Note* as a UK defence company we are bound by strict vetting procedures for all our vacancies, as detailed in our Security & Vetting Policy. These restrictions may mean that factors including your background, nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation. 

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