MBDA awarded Platinum membership by The 5% Club


Thursday 9 November 2023

We are very proud to announce that MBDA have been awarded Platinum accredited membership via The 5% Club’s 2023-24 Employer Audit Scheme. This award recognises our commitment to developing our employees through “earn & learn” schemes such as Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes and Placements.


The Platinum award was introduced this year for members who have achieved Gold Membership in three consecutive years, and now have at least 10% of employees “earning and learning”. MBDA is just 1 of 30 organisations to have achieved the standard in 2023/4, placing us in the top 3% of all The Club’s members.


Andy Baker, HR Manager for Early Careers Recruitment, who led and worked with MBDA colleagues on the audit, commented:

“MBDA are incredibly proud of achieving Platinum membership and this achievement is particularly impressive as we are in the top 3 percent of members achieving this top level and the only “patron” member to achieve Platinum status.

“The award helps demonstrate to young people that we continue to invest in their future. It also explores our future plans and commitments, as well as examining our approaches to quality, social mobility, diversity and inclusion.

“A big thank you to the Early Careers Recruitment & Development teams and of course all those across the business who continue to support our Early Careers Programmes.”


Simon Charlier, Senior Defence & Political Adviser, is the senior sponsor for the audit within MBDA UK. Speaking further about the achievement, he said:

“I am delighted that we have been audited and awarded the highest platinum level; the first company to do so. It is testament of all the hard work and dedication from the early careers recruiting and development team and management of young joiners into MBDA.

“This award puts us at the top of the 5% club measured against the other 180 members of The 5% Club who participated in this year’s Employer Audit across a wide array of businesses, not just in the defence sector. I have no doubt this award will add to our reputation and other awards as an employer and demonstrates MBDA’s commitment to provide a route into employment and early development for our younger employees.”


Careers that Matter

MBDA is trusted to design and deliver defence solutions for each branch of The Armed Forces that are used to help defend our militaries, people and nations against the threats of today and tomorrow.

We are proud of our diverse teams who deliver across the full range of STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), as well as each function needed to make a 5,000-strong workforce effective, such as Finance, HR and more.

As a socially aware employer, we recognise our responsibilities to not only drive forward defence technologies, but to also support and influence future generations. This is why MBDA employees take an active involvement in their communities to deliver STEM outreach programmes, and help inspire the next generations of Engineers.


Opportunities to join us in 2024

In addition to our current job opportunities, MBDA is currently hiring for our full range of Early Careers Programmes with 2024 starts.

Visit our job search page to find the right programme for you and apply today, or find out more about each entry route on the pages linked below.


Graduate Programmes 

Undergraduate Placements 

Summer Placements