Work Placement / Internship

Project Control and Project Management Summer Placements 2022

Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Multiple vacancies.

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At MBDA, we inspire team innovation to solve some of the biggest challenges! This means learning from the brightest minds, who are always there to encourage and support you.

Develop your understanding of working within the wider Project Management team and explore the global culture within product development, manufacture, in-service support and future projects. The Project Management team are essential to the delivery of all our products and work on a variety of projects and platforms to manage planning, cost at completion and risk mitigation.

Our collaborative approach and culture of sharing knowledge will be key to your development. We trust each other to thrive; support one another to learn, and when you join us, you’ll bring a different perspective to how we see the future.

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The opportunity:

We have summer placements available in both Project Control and Project Management – you’ll be able to tell us which of these you are interested in being considered for in our application form.

Project Control

You will help deliver exciting new sophisticated technology and engineering projects, gaining on the job training from experienced professional project managers and project controllers.

  • Further develop your analytical skills to define and develop sophisticated plans, maintain work and cost breakdown structures and create a variety of performance reports.
  • Learn to adapt your communication style for a variety of business partners - you will work with engineers and other business areas and external customers and project partners.
  • Build on your influencing, communication, motivation and team building skills to encourage the wider project teams to meet schedule and cost objectives.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the business through hands-on roles.

Project Management

This varied role will involve;

  • Updating project plans
  • Preparing cost reports from the project which will be presented to senior management
  • Updating Risk Registers.
  • Working with metrics to identify and implement improvements in existing reporting methods as well as look at ways to improve the existing process for project planning.
  • Identifying and locating project kit at a number of UK sites, travelling to the physical locations where necessary as well as preparing a “how to” guide on the documentation suite required for contracts.

You will gain experience in:

  • Fundamental Project Management skills such as communication, time management and organisation
  • Supporting senior managers
  • Presentation skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Creating and updating Risk Registers
  • Programming and risk tools.

Entry criteria

  • Studying for a degree in an engineering or business-based subject.
  • Willingness to build technical knowledge.

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
  • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Project Management
  • Software
  • Statistics
  • Systems

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