What you will do in your working day
This 4 year apprenticeship is structured as follows:
The training you will be getting
- During your first 2 years you'll benefit from a fixed set of placements, rotating departments to give you a good insight into the basics of Mechanical Engineering and related departments in MBDA.
- Years 3 and 4 you'll get to pick the placements that you would like to do as well as have the option to do an 'external' placement in another function or with a supplier/external agency.
- During you fourth year you'll complete an individual research project with the option for this to be an industry sponsored project in partnership with MBDA.
Product design and development engineer (degree) level 6.
You'll see all aspects of engineering from a mechanical perspective, from computer aided concept design, simulation and modelling to hands on testing, and manufacture and assembly. Starting on more basic tasks, as you increase in confidence and your studies progress you'll get involved in more complex projects in an increasingly autonomous environment - but always with the support and guidance from world leading technical specialists in their field. During your placements and university studies you will be exposed to more than just mechanical engineering. You'll develop the skills required to work as part of a multi-functional project team, regularly working with colleagues from other areas such as electronic & environmental engineering.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.
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 Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science/Technology (all sciences or IT) (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent dependent on role (Grade See MBDA website) Desired
BTEC or equivalent dependent on role (Grade See 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.