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Electrical Engineering Level 6 Higher Degree Apprenticeship R16631

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£18,000 plus a £3,000 joining bonus
Closing date
22 Jan 2024

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


Salary: £18,000 plus a £3,000 joining bonus


Closing date for this role is midnight on Monday 22nd January


What we can offer you:


Fully funded qualification starting September 2024

Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking

Fully supported learning and development programme

Flexible working

25 days annual leave (plus up to 15 days flexi leave) and additional study leave for exams

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.


The Opportunity


Join the Electronic Engineering department for a chance to play a fundamental role in bringing together MBDA's missile systems: designing and integrating the electronics that drive our Weapon Control Units, Actuators, Telemetry & Communication Systems and more.


Our four-year programme for Electrical Engineering Apprentices is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited engineering scheme that has developed some of the leading engineering apprentices in the UK.


The Electronic Engineering function manages the design and delivery of high technology electronic products for our projects. Our expertise includes:


On board missile equipment such a weapon controllers, fin actuators, safety systems and data links

Firing control units for land, naval and airborne platforms

Automatic test equipment

Electrical equipment

Training simulators

Countermeasures equipment

Programme Structure


You will study towards a BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hertfordshire for 4 years, which will be fully funded by MBDA.


Your work week will consist of one day study leave to attend university, with the remaining four days completing rotational placements within the Electronic Engineering department as well as Mechanical Engineering and more general placements, such as ISP and datalinks. You'll get some lab experience, as well as the opportunity to create programs for SMT line and NPI work (New Product Introduction). You'll also have the opportunity to complete external placements outside of MBDA, with our external contractors and suppliers.


Find more details about the course here:


This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an apprenticeship scheme that has developed winners of some of the most prestigious apprenticeship awards in the UK!


What we're looking for from you:


This role has specific qualification and subject criteria so please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria before applying. We will not be able to consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following two requirements:



1) 120 UCAS achieved through:


3 B's or ABC at A level including Maths AND Physics or Technology or an Engineering subject.

T-Level at Merit or Distinction in an Engineering subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at a minimum grade of DDM including a Distinction in Further Maths module.

2) 5 x GCSES including Maths & English Language & Science/Technology (all sciences or IT) at Grade 9 - 4


Please note: We look at entry criteria based on your top three full A Levels or equivalent qualifications (BTEC/T Level). We do not include UCAS points gained from an Extended Project Qualification. Additionally, as an employer we set our own entry criteria based on the requirements of this role. This means that the criteria above can differ from the university/college standard.


Our Business


We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.


We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.


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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