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Electrical Engineering Level 6 Higher Degree Apprenticeship 2023

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

About us 

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

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MBDA offers a four-year programme for its Electrical Engineering Apprentices. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited engineering scheme that has developed some of the leading engineering apprentices in the UK.

Programme Structure

There are two streams within the Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship that you may be placed into. 

Electronic Engineering

The Electronic Engineering function manages the design and delivery of high technology electronic products for our projects. Their expertise includes:

  • On board missile equipment such a weapon controllers, fin actuators, safety systems and data links
  • Firing control units for land, naval and airborne platforms
  • Automatic test equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Training simulators
  • Countermeasures equipment

On this apprenticeship you'll compete rotational placements within the Electronic Engineering department as well as Mechanical Engineering and more general placements, such as ISP and datalinks. You'll get some lab experience, as well as the opportunity to create programs for SMT line and NPI work (New Product Introduction). You'll also have the opportunity to complete external placements outside of MBDA, with our external contractors and suppliers.

Customer Support and Services

Customer Support & Services (CSS) has overall responsibility for the definition, development and delivery of support and service packages for all MBDA products, with the aim of continually being able to meet the most demanding of our customers' requirements.

This includes:

  • Developing and implementing affordable and innovative support solutions covering the entire range of prime equipment as well as the support equipment, training, documentation, test benches and simulators required.  This is under the control of the ILS Manager who is supported by a range of skills including supportability analysts, logistics modellers, technical authors and trainers.
  • Maintaining through life the product support policy for the MBDA product portfolio, up to and including disposal/de-militarisation.
  • Providing all required support services to our Customers for our in-service products, including ensuring that availability levels are maintained, technical assistance is provided as required, and modifications and mid-life updates are managed and implemented.  This is under the control of the Product Support Manager, who is supported by a range of skills including Field Service Engineers, trainers, fleet planners, asset managers and support engineers.

On this apprenticeship you'll complete rotational placements in

  • Supportability Engineering
  • In-Service Teams
  • Support Services
  • Mechanical / Electronic Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Training and Field Support Engineering
  • Technical Publications

Whichever function you end up joining, you'll study for BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield for one day a week and the remainder of your working week will be putting in to practice everything you're learning in a real life environment.

Entry Criteria

This role has specific qualification level and subject criteria - please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria as we cannot consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:

  • 5 x GCSE qualifications at Grade 9-4, to include Maths, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering subject

In addition to:

  • 120 UCAS Points

Achieved through:

  • Alevels: 3 B's or ABC to include Maths AND either Physics or Technology or Engineering subject


  • BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma in Engineering (equivalent to DDM) to include Distinction in Further Maths


  • T-Level at Merit in an Engineering subject

Salary, Benefits and Start Date

  • £18,000 salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more
  • Study leave
  • Programme starts September 2023

Why choose us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

We've signed the Gradcracker feedback pledge.

(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)


Job ID Number: R10221
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £18,000 salary plus £3,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
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