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Warheads Summer Placement, Bolton R15790

Bolton, Greater Manchester
£20,000 (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Nov 2023

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Job Details

We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.


Salary: £20,000 (pro rata)


Closing date for this role is midnight 16th November


What we can offer you:


10 or 12 week summer placement starting June 2024

Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking

A placement that allows you to apply your university learning to real-world engineering projects and technologies

Flexible working

Working pattern:


Security is a key consideration for the role and as such, the majority of your work will be conducted on site; a positive result of which is that our office remains a social and collaborative working environment.


The opportunity


The Complex Warheads Centre of Excellence is a coordinated team situated across sites in Bolton and Stevenage. The Warheads team is located in Bolton and acts as the company's design authority for Warheads. The team develops, designs and tests Warheads for MBDA missiles. Warhead development follows a product lifecycle starting with a concept, design definitions, assessment, technical specification, design, test equipment and maturity of concepts through into manufacture.


Through this placement you'll:


Work closely with the team in a variety of stages within the product lifecycle

Learn how to produce detailed design definitions, carry out concept assessment using modelling simulations

Support the team to analyse and assess performance data collected during trials

Support the design and planning for trials.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a niche group of engineers with specialised expertise. The skills we utilise are not typical in academia and so joining the team presents an opportunity for you to develop knowledge in numerous aspects of Warhead development that you would not acquire anywhere else!


Joining us will build your knowledge and enable you to apply an understanding of Warhead technologies and their lethal effects to various types of missile systems in development and in service.


You may be encouraged to work independently, with limited supervision, or part of a small to medium team, as required.


Some projects may include collaboration with other MBDA departments across the UK and Europe. This role may require you to travel.


What we're looking for from you


Degree Qualified in an Engineering, Mathematical or Applied Science subject area such as Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical or Systems Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics discipline (minimum 2.2)

Our Business


We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.


We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.


Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.


Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


A leading company in the defence industry, we collaborate across Europe to develop cutting-edge defence capabilities that keep our nation and its allies safe. What we work together to achieve is important. And
it gives everyone the opportunity to become the best at what they do – from software and mechanical engineering to finance and business management. As a graduate or apprentice on one of our structured programmes, you’ll become part of a highly skilled defence community and well supported to sharpen both your expertise and your thinking.

We’re recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work (Glassdoor, 2022) and were awarded Gold
status by the 5% Club regarding workplace learning. That’s due in part to our world-class training and development. With us, you’ll have the chance to work with innovative technology and inspiring colleagues. You’ll also benefit from exposure across our hugely diverse organisation.

This is a rare chance to work with and learn from industry leaders, technical experts and bold thinkers at the very start of your career – so that you can shape its direction along pathways you’re passionate about. Explore more and join us.


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