Mechanical Engineering (Sponsored Degree) Apprentice - Stevenage at MBDA

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About MBDA

MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems, consisting of a multinational integrated group with 10,000+ employees across France, UK, Italy, Germany, Spain and the USA. Through mastering cutting-edge precision technologies, developing and producing new products, MBDA is the only European Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force). With the constant changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios, our innovative solutions guarantee customers an unrivalled product portfolio.

Mechanical Engineering (Sponsored Degree) Apprentice - Stevenage

MBDA offers a four-year degree programme for its engineering apprentices. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited mechanical engineering scheme that has developed some of the leading engineering apprentices in the UK.

What you will be doing

Mechanical Engineering degree apprentices study towards a Bachelor's Engineering degree at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, and work within Mechanical Engineering on rotational placements whilst earning a competitive salary and with access to all of the company benefits. This unique way of studying allows you to earn an academic and nationally recognised qualification, as well as gain hands on learning experience within a professional and friendly workplace.

Placements within Mechanical Engineering include:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Future Concepts
  • Actuation Systems Mechanical Analysis
  • Materials and Processes
  • Drawing Office

As well as challenging placements apprentices have the opportunity to undertake developmental training, including two week-long residential courses in Wales to develop skills, such as team working, business communication, presentation and project management skills, and they attend a two day career development workshop towards the end of the scheme. We also offer opportunities for our apprentices to support STEM activities, such as school career fairs, and onsite challenges for school pupils such as the robot rumble.

On commencing employment you will attend an induction event that allows you the opportunity to interact with fellow new-starters, and integrate into the business. You'll be provided with formal advice and guidance throughout the scheme by Human Resources, engineering managers across the business and a trained mentor.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Fully funded Engineering degree
  • On the job training and technical support
  • Fantastic opportunities to bring your technical knowledge to schools as a STEM ambassador
  • Personal development events and experiences
  • Flexi Time scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus all statutory and public holidays

What's great about joining MBDA?

  • A breadth of experience and support available which include a buddy system to welcome you into MBDA, access to the mentoring scheme and regular informal meetings with other Early Careers Programme (ECP) members.
  • You will be working in an assistive and collaborative open plan working environment and laboratories, aimed at aiding your learning and development.

What we are looking for from you?

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (DDM or above) in Engineering - 120 UCAS points or three B's at A level (including Maths and a STEM subject). Candidates must also have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C / Level 4 or above
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A-C including English Language.
  • A dedicated attitude and be comfortable taking the initiative.
  • A willingness to learn and apply newly gained knowledge quickly.
  • To be capable of working as part of a team and individually.
  • Ability to balance workload between further education and work commitments

What you would get:

  • MBDA offers a competitive salary (starting salary of £14,000 with annual pay reviews of up to £4,000 dependent upon performance both within the business and at university/college) bonus scheme, flexible working hours, generous holiday, a wealth of sporting and social activities, fantastic site facilities, excellent learning and development opportunities, a comprehensive pension scheme, a bonus scheme, and more

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

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