Current Opportunities

At MBDA, we have a wide range of opportunities available to Graduates of all disciplines. To explore these, use the form below.

Before you apply

All graduates and undergraduates at MBDA are required to be eligible to gain UK security clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to meet the government standard for eligibility. If your application to MBDA is successful, we'll need to check your eligibility, which means seeing your birth certificate and/or passport and educational certificates. Security vetting and medical clearance will also be undertaken.


How to apply

The following search criteria allows you to find what opportunities are available based on your particular degree and desired programme. You can search our vacancies by selecting your degree subject and development programme of interest below. Please note you can only select one degree subject and one programme, so please choose the options most relevant to you.

Please specify a degree subject when searching graduate vacancies - a maximum of three applications per candidate will be considered.

Meet Our People


From development opportunities, work-life balance and the chance to work with cutting-edge technology, find out why our graduates make MBDA their first choice.

Training and development

The graduate scheme is a structured programme and includes the following training courses:

Interaction Event

Graduate Residential Programme

Foundation in Project Management

Technical Foundation Course

Career Development Workshop

As well as these courses, each graduate will identity technical training that would be beneficial for their development with their line manager, at the start of each new placement.


In order to develop their presentation and mentoring skills, all graduates will be encouraged to participate in promoting science and engineering in schools and universities. This will also be beneficial for chartership logbooks if graduates are working towards a professional qualification.

Knowledge Point

All graduates have access to Knowledge Points. These are dedicated learning environments where employees can access approximately 3,000 online training courses. The facilities provide a virtual platform and offer training on a variety of topics, such as languages, business and professional development. MBDA has three Knowledge Point facilities on site - one in Stevenage, one in Bristol and one in Lostock. Access to the Knowledge Points is booked through Facilities and graduate trainees are encouraged to make use of them to support their development.

What we look for

As a global leader in our industry, we are always looking for diverse and talented graduates to join our team. Our people have a 'can do' attitude and work together to deliver innovative, high quality missile systems.

Recruitment process

Step 1: Once you have submitted your online application form you will then be assessed against our criteria.

Recruitment process

Step 2: Providing you have the relevant academic background for the role and your application has satisfied the initial review, you may be asked to undertake an online test to assess verbal, numerical and diagrammatic skills. You will have one week to take the test from being sent the log in details. If you are not required to undertake an online test you will move to step 3.

Step 3: If you have reached our required benchmark, your application will be reviewed further by the department you have applied to.

Recruitment process

Step 4: Assessment days will be held once the business area has selected enough suitable candidates. The day will include a group task and an interview. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about MBDA and the scheme you are being recruited for.

Step 5: Finally, if you have met all of our criteria you will receive a conditional offer of employment within a week of attending an assessment day.

Tips & advice

Be accurate

Ensure that whatever you write answers the question fully

Be thorough

Include any qualifications gained or that you’re currently studying for

Be prepared

Research the company and think about relevant experiences in preparation for your competency based interview

Be ready

Bring along a portfolio of activities you have undertaken to support your application e.g. work experience, charity work, sports teams...

Be prompt

Allow plenty of time to arrive at the site

Be appropriate

Dress appropriately for the day – business dress is expected

Be inquisitive

Ask questions – show an interest in the company