Work Placement / Internship

Simulation & Modelling Summer Placements 2022

Stevenage, Hertfordshire and Bristol. Multiple vacancies.

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PLEASE NOTE: you will be asked to specify on your application which location you would like to be considered for (either Bristol or Stevenage)

System modelling is a vital tool used to ensure MBDA provides reliable and cost effective weapon systems to our customers!

We build dynamic system performance models for MBDA products that are developed and used extensively throughout the product lifecycle from concept through to in service support. When used internally they allow our system designers to estimate performance which they can use to guide the product design. For our customer they provide a method of verifying system performance whilst reducing reliance on prohibitively expensive testing and trials. Once the product is in service our models continue to be used by the customer to understand system capability and assist with operator training.

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What’s the opportunity?

Modern weapon systems are made up of a large number of automated subsystems integrated together to provide the overall capability. This provides a unique challenge when developing accurate system level models as they are both large in scale and highly sophisticated with many interdependencies. As a model developer this means you will often encounter new and exciting problems which will require you to apply your intuition and innovation to solve.

You will learn how to build simulation software in programming languages/environments such as:

  • Mathworks, MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow
  • Fortran
  • C Programming

Our teams implement AGILE working practices and dynamic working across multiple projects to meet demand and this is aided by the use of collaborative tools. We also work closely with other departments and companies to integrate subsystem models and design data. From these interactions you will gain a broad understanding of each subsystem that makes up the weapon system and how the system architecture makes these subsystems work together to provide an overall capability.

Entry criteria

  • Individuals interested in mathematical modelling and programming, are passionate about solving complex problems within highly technical teams and enjoy working in a supportive environment.
  • Currently studying an Aeronautical, Control Systems, Maths, Physics, Systems Engineering or Computer Science subject area.

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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 to 6 months, Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • Bristol and Stevenage
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

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