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Programmes Graduate R16998

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£30,000 plus a £3000 joining bonus
Closing date
16 Nov 2023

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


Salary: £30,000 plus a £3000 joining bonus.


Closing date for this roles is midnight 16th November.


What we can offer you:


Company bonus and twice yearly salary reviews

Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%

25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase) and up to 15 days flexi leave

Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking

Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Flexible working

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, but this will depend on project requirements and the need for access to specific site facilities. Typically you can expect to be onsite 2 - 3 days a week but this may flex on certain weeks to be more depending on business and team needs.


The Oppportunity


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 and Controls Function.


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.


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'll 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.


What we're looking for from you:


Degree qualified in a Business Management 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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