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Security 10 Month Placements 2022

Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Multiple vacancies.

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The Security team risk manage Physical, Cyber and Security Services threats at MBDA! We also have responsibility for UK wide security requirements stipulated through legislation, Ministry of Defence and International Governmental agreements.

Learn how to mitigate the risks from Cyber-attacks, Espionage, Insider Threat, Terrorism and Protester activity. Explore and understand how we manage the security and safety of our travellers overseas and support the management of major incidents internationally and domestically. Project work can involve supporting the development of innovative security measures to ensure and maintain an excellent security culture.

"The point of an internship is for you to learn"

Alice Baird, Systems Test Analyst, describes what you can expect from an internship with MBDA. Find out what Alice got up to, and what she got out of it! To watch the full Gradcracker/MBDA webinar, click here.

What the opportunity?

  • Receive training from experienced and qualified security professionals to allow you to be given responsibility to make real decisions.
  • Gain experience of all three principal areas of security including Cyber, Physical and Security Services
  • Development of fundamental Professional Security skills
  • Develop your research and analysis skills to understand complex threats and risks pertinent to the defence industry and identify innovative ways to support, improve and maintain mitigation measures.
  • Work on discrete and diverse projects with the aim of improving our security culture
  • Manage and support external projects to increase efficiencies and effectiveness with Ministry of Defence and other key partners.
  • Receive full training on risk management tools including ARM.
  • Gain a broad understanding of how Security impacts the daily functioning of business.
  • Develop an understanding of governmental security compliance within Defence including both physical and network accreditation requirements.
  • Manage key projects that will influence security risk management, decisions and culture.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Joining a friendly team of qualified and experienced security professionals.
  • Be involved and participate in Group meetings that support Cyber and other areas, enhancing skills working in culturally diverse environment.
  • Build on your influencing skills, as a clear communicator and motivator, to support our Business and Security objectives.
  • Learn to adapt your communication style for a variety of internal and external partners as this will be key to successful outcomes.
  • Gain a wider insight to the Defence Industry through exposure to Government and Defence Industry partners

Entry criteria

  • Currently studying towards a Degree in a security, risk or a cyber-based or a related subject.
  • Willingness to build experience and knowledge in a wide area of security risks and threats
  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills.

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
  • 10 months
  • Stevenage
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Statistics
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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