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Software (Modelling) Degree Apprenticeship Stevenage

Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2DA
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Apprenticeship, Degree
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What you will do in your working day

System modelling is an indispensable tool used to ensure MBDA provides robust, reliable and cost efficient weapon systems to our customers.

Through the programme you will learn how to create simulation software in programming languages/environments such as:
  • MathWorks MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow
  • C/C++
  • how to create software in a team using team collaboration tools.

The training you will be getting

By the end of this 4 year programme, you'll have achieved a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions at MK:U Cranfield University. The programme contains on virtual study day per week with the university and the remainder of the working week is spent in rotational placements around the Simulation & Modelling departments.

As a model developer you will often encounter new and exciting challenges.

You will work closely with other departments and companies to integrate subsystem models and design data. From these interactions you'll gain a broad understanding of each subsystem that makes up the weapon, and how the system architecture integrates the subsystems to provide an overall capability.

What to expect at the end of your 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.

As you progress towards your final year on the scheme we'll help you to understand your skills and career ambitions so we can help you to see the technical career paths that are available to you.

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) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Dependant on role (Grade See MBDA Website) Essential

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. What are the benefits for you? •Flexible working hours •25 days paid holiday plus public holidays. •5 days paid study days to prepare for exams, per year

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