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Weapon Systems Summer Placements 2022

Bristol. Multiple vacancies.

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We are a fast growing, multi-national group that provides a variety of specialist engineering skills across a number of projects within MBDA to ensure our products are fit for purpose and delivered on time and to cost. As the complexity of the battlefield increases, so too do our customers’ capability needs! Consequently, we have evolved to provide the necessary expertise across a large range of weapon system aspects, much wider than just the missile itself.

Within the Weapon Systems ‘group’, the Command and Control (C2) department provides world class air-defence C2 Sub-systems for MBDA Land and Naval weapon systems. The C2 Sub-system is the heart and brains of the weapon system. It has to understand the threats to the protected assets, then plan and manage engagements against those threats in a complex and changing environment.

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The main skills in the C2 department lie in the System Engineering domain, including activities such as:

  • System Architecture
  • Product Line Engineering
  • Software & Hardware Specifications
  • Weapon System Algorithms
  • Sub-system Verification & Validation

Programme structure

A summer placement in the Command and Control (C2) department will involve working in the C2 Sub-system team on either a Land or Naval Weapon System. The placement provides a great opportunity to get involved in a variety of activities, providing a well-rounded experience of engineering on MBDA Weapon Systems and enabling you to develop your skills and understanding of applied engineering.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • A Weapon System is much more than just a missile – Weapon System Engineers provide world class products and solutions to deliver complex systems and all-round capabilities to our Customers.
  • The opportunity to work across a variety of projects and engineering fields.
  • A breadth of experience and support available across all of the Weapon System Engineering departments which include a buddy system to welcome you into MBDA, access to the mentoring scheme and regular informal meetings with other ECP members in the group.
  • You will be working in an assistive and collaborative open plan working environment and systems laboratories, aimed at aiding your learning and development.

Entry criteria

Applicants should be working towards a 2.2 or higher in subjects such as Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic, Systems, Aerospace etc.), Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.

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
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 1 to 6 months, Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • Bristol
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems

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