Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Defence - Engineering

Defence engineers focus on some of the world’s most advanced and complex technologies in order to ensure that our armed forces have the vital capabilities they need. Engineering in this sector is diverse, cutting-edge and involves working on concepts that may never have been seen before - all with the purpose of protecting our freedoms.

MBDA at a glance

Key facts:

  • An industry leader in missiles and missile systems
  • Three main UK sites in Bristol, Bolton and Stevenage, with international sites across France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the USA
  • A trusted partner of the Ministry of Defence and the only integrated defence business able to provide missiles for the military over land, sea and air
  • Structured as a venture of the three European leaders in aerospace and defence: BAE Systems, Airbus, Leonardo
  • Accredited as one of The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies To Work For 2019

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

Our graduate programmes offer a substantial platform to learn from some of the best minds in industry, gain qualifications in your field and have the option for Chartership. Over 95% of our graduates would recommend their scheme to a friend and we are committed to building the future of defence through the next generation of engineers.

We provide structured rotational placements that let you realise your potential in your preferred area. Alongside this, you will have access to a variety of training and development opportunities, from external events and online learning to accredited courses. Focusing not only on your technical development but your professional skills too, MBDA really does prepare you for a successful and prosperous career in engineering.

We provide a great range of benefits including flexible working, annual bonus, money towards further study, subsidised gym membership, and season ticket loans.