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Finance – Undergraduate Placement R15703

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£20,000 (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Nov 2023

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Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Start Date
6-12 months

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 on Thursday 16th November

What we can offer you:


10 month undergraduate placement starting September 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:


Your working week will be a blend of working in the office with the team, and working from home, with an expectation of a minimum level of attendance in the office, as agreed between yourself and your manager (e.g. 2/3 days working from home and 2/3 days working in office). In the initial phases of each placement, face to face interaction is likely to provide better opportunity to learn quickly and build on the knowledge base of your co-workers.


The opportunity


Our vision in Finance is to operate as one coordinated team, which strives to deliver a consistent application of standard methodology, financial controls and processes. We look to challenge all areas of the business, improve shareholder value, protect the assets of MBDA and ensure we align with all national and shareholder requirements.


Your placement will be working within one area of Finance in a supportive, experienced team, gaining an understanding of how teams work together across the function.


Role responsibilities may include;


support of budget and business plan preparation,

reconciliation of accounts,

data analysis,

understand and implement double entry bookkeeping and financial accounting;

You'll be encouraged to improve processes and introduce new ones, and utilise your skills to contribute to the team as well as the company as a whole. In addition - attend training courses and have access to the online learning portal in order to gain as much knowledge as you can through the year.


What we're looking for from you


Currently studying for a degree in any field. You do not need to have a finance background but it is beneficial that you have a general interest in Finance and have strong numerical skills.


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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