Programmes Graduate



MBDA Missile Systems – Together. For the Future of Defence.

Programmes Graduate

Throughout the life cycle of our products, it takes a range of people and skills to design and craft and deliver what we do for our end customer.

One of the most integral roles comes from our Project Management office.

Project Management, Project Control and our Agile teams work simultaneously with each other to deliver programmes of work and projects to customers and end users on time, within budget and to the agreed specification.

Working with partners throughout our organisation in a fast paced exciting and changing environment, you will be at the very centre of the project - Collating updates and information from all areas of the business - at all levels - to plan what to do next on a given project.

What's the opportunity?

Our Project Managers work with metrics to identify and implement improvements in existing metrics as well as look at ways to improve the existing process for project planning.

You will Identify and locate project kit at a number of UK sites, travelling to the physical locations where necessary as well as identify and then prepare a "how to" guide on the documentation suite required for contracts.

This varied role will involve updating project plans, preparing costs for work with engineers to be presented to senior management and updating Risk Registers.

Our Project Control teams look at projects from assessment phases to those in manufacturing and development; you'll get a full insight to all the different stages of the missile lifecycle.

In this team, you'll build a strong network across the business right from the beginning working with the Business team. This will include Project Managers and our Commercial team as well as Manufacturing, Technical and Engineering teams so you'll learn a great deal of all aspects of our business and our products. There is the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Defence and some of our Customers as well.

Our Agile teams adopt an iterative approach to delivering our projects; working in sprints and utilising Agile Software technology.

Using Scrum Master Techniques, you'll be working with other teams and the customer to arrive at adaptive solutions for complex problems.

We have graduate positions available in Project Control, Project Management and Agile – through our assessment process we will evaluate your behaviours, knowledge, skills and experience to determine the best scheme for you

Whichever project path you take, 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.

Our Project Control, Management and Agile roles are best suited to those with a Business or Economics background with an interest in our products and the technical aspect of the projects we work on.

Entry criteria, Salary and Benefits

  • Degree qualified to minimum 2.2 in a Business, Economics or Business Management based subject.
  • £30,000 starting salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more

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.

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

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MBDA UK Limited

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multinational group with 10,000 employees at industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States.

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