Stevenage MBDA Open Day - Saturday 12th November 2022

Key Information:

Date:                Saturday 12th November 2022

Time:               09:00 – 12:30 (last entry 12:15)

Location:         MBDA, 6 Hills way, Stevenage, SG1 2DA

Registration:   Please use the link below to register ahead of the event on our Workday portal. If you have previously applied for a role with us, you should be able to login to your Workday account. 

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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.

NB. All registered attendees will receive an email from us confirming your attendance a few days before the event date. 

Pre-event queries: Please contact us if you have any questions about the event, or join one of our recruiters for a 1:1 chat online on Wednesday 9th November between 4:30-5:30pm. Register here

Security:          Photo ID is essential on the day in order to access our site. Please also review our Security & Vetting page before attending.


Why attend?

We don’t want our jobs to be defined by a single advert. Our open days are a chance for both experienced professionals and future talent to have genuine chats with real people about what it’s like to work here.

On the day you can expect colleagues from a wide range of teams, willing and ready to share their insights with you about the defence industry, their expertise, and how they feel about their colleagues and workplace.

In 2022 our employee reviews on Glassdoor have led to us being the only UK defence company to make it on to the Glassdoor Best Places to Work list.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer and we welcome and encourage applicants/attendees from all backgrounds. We are always looking to expand and diversify our talent pool, as we know that a diverse workplace breeds collaboration and innovation. 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. 


MBDA Stevenage

Stevenage is our largest and most diverse site in the UK, with a real ‘campus feel’ to it. In addition to a wide variety of labs, testing facilities and offices, we have an on-site gym, secure parking, and heavily subsidised eateries, serving delicious hot and cold food. You’ll even find umbrellas by the doors to keep you dry on your stroll to our atrium cafe!  

Situated a few minutes’ walk from Stevenage train station, and moments from the A1(M), our site is an easy commute from numerous places, including London, the Midlands, Cambridgeshire and more. With most roles offering hybrid-working options, there’s a good chance you’ll only need to travel a few days anyway!


What does MBDA do?

At MBDA we are proud to be one of Europe’s leading defence companies. We design and manufacture missiles and missile systems used to protect the UK and its allies. Our products and services are used by each branch of the UK armed forces, so we work closely with the MOD, governments, and other defence manufacturers to ensure the highest of standards are met at all times.

We have offices throughout Europe, and in the UK you can find our teams in Stevenage, Henlow, Bristol and Bolton. Learn more about our mission, values and locations on our about us page.


Experienced Professionals - Help us deliver the future of defence

As an employer, we bring together experts from a range of engineering disciplines, and wider industry skillsets, to innovate, create and build products and services that can be used by our armed forces and their allies. Put another way, we develop solutions that face the threats of today and tomorrow.

We’re always looking to speak with people who have unique experiences and perceptions to help us expand the expertise of our teams. In return, you’ll get to work with some of the brightest and most inquisitive minds in the industry to help you grow and develop too.

Our employees are expected to deliver on challenging tasks, deadlines and goals, which is why we strive to be an employer of choice in defence and offer rewards, recognition and benefits to make sure you know your efforts are valued.

Visit the job search page to see our vacancies and job disciplines in Stevenage (as well as those at our other sites). If you don’t see an exact match for your skills but still think there could be something for you at MBDA, we strongly encourage you to come along to the event and speak with us.

Our UK Resourcing team will be available on the day of the event to help direct you to the right teams.


Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes, and more!

Many of our employees, including members of our senior leadership teams, joined MBDA through one of our Early Careers Programmes. Our entry schemes offer a variety of options, all of which you can find detailed further on this website.

At the open day event you can speak directly with our Early Careers Resourcing team, as well as with current employees on our apprenticeship and graduate programmes.

Most of our programmes for 2023 are accepting applications now, so make sure search and apply for one soon! Just head to our job search page and use the Early Career filters to find the right programme for you.


Attending the event

We strongly recommend registering for the event before attending (see link at top of page). Registering in advance will help us determine your suitability before the open day, as well as being able to instantly apply to roles during or after the event.

Doors are open for entry on the day between 9AM and 12:15PM. We advise arriving in the morning to allow yourself sufficient time to talk to our colleagues.

You will need to bring photo ID to attend the event and will be asked for a few details on arrival.  

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). 

CVs – We aim to be a green employer, and always comply with GDPR guidance. Therefore, we will not be accepting paper CVs on the day.

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