What you will do in your working day
Through a combination of on-the-job technical training and time studying at university, Software Apprentices will develop the skills to effectively design, create, and test software. Working closely with other teams and departments, you will work through a variety of stages in the software development process, covering anything from embedded systems to front end software. This software will be developed on a range of platforms, including Linux and Windows, utilising C/C++, LabView and Java.
The training you will be getting
On this 4-year scheme you will study towards a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Software Engineer pathway at MK:U Cranfield University. Study will take place face to face 1 day per week.
In years 1-3, you'll have 6 x 6 month placements in each of the departments within Software and expose you to different technologies and development methodologies.In your final year, you will take on a yearlong placement in the department of your choice.
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