What will the apprentice be doing?
Through a series of 6-month rotational placements across the Business you will learn everything associated with being a Business Apprentice in MBDA.
You will experience placements in:
Commercial - You'll liaise with MBDA's customers, ensuring the correct commercial agreements are in place to support the winning and delivering against the overall business objectives.
Procurement - You'll manage business relationships with UK and / or overseas suppliers and gain experience of subcontract management ensuring on time, on cost, on quality supplier performance. Develop your negotiating and influencing skills and build your internal and external network as part of your placement.
Supply Chain - You'll work on risk assessments, ensuring that risks are identified, collected and effectively mitigated.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Our Business Degree scheme is a four-year programme and a fantastic opportunity for you to join an organisation that has developed some of the leading Business Apprentices in the UK. Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in management and business [either BA (Hons); BSc (Hons) or BBA (Hons)] and also have the option to be assessed for Chartered Manager status. This scheme provides day release at the University of Hertfordshire.
You will also benefit from a range of training courses, from residential to face to face or online training.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Through regular one to ones, development plans and the use of Mentors, you will have the opportunity to shape your career within the organisation. We have many senior members in the organisation that started life as an MBDA apprentice.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent dependent on role (Grade See MBDA website) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Dependent on role (Grade See MBDA Website) Desired
Things to consider
Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.