The University of Southampton


With some of the most sophisticated technology on the planet, MBDA is Europe's leading guided weapons company - and one of the largest missile systems companies in the world. With an order book valued at around 14 billion euros and around 11,000 employees operating from industrial and technology basis in the UK, France, Italy and Germany and the USA, this is an ambitious and dynamic organisation committed to developing the missile systems of tomorrow today.

At MBDA we offer you fantastic opportunities to build a rewarding career, working with 11,000 of the brightest people in the industry at two of our sites in the UK. The analytical skills you developed at university will be put to good use as you learn new techniques to solve problems.

We offer competitive salaries with regular reviews, a pension scheme, a private health scheme, employee car scheme and flexible ways of working.


We look for employees with ambition and drive, who are capable of delivering and working as part of a large team whilst equally becoming specialists in their own field and able to work independently.

It’s a challenging environment but the various elements included in your programme will help you to succeed:

  • Prior to joining you will be allocated a ’buddy’ who will provide you with informal advice and guidance
  • On commencing employment you will attend a comprehensive 4-day induction event that explains the full scope of what we do, and allows you the opportunity to interact with your fellow new-starters
  • Throughout the duration of your programme a trained Mentor will offer support and provide information about MBDA, helping you build your skills and plan your career development for the future
  • Together with significant on-the-job training you will also undertake a range of personal development activities promoting teamwork, communication, presentation and leadership skills

We are committed to providing continuing professional development through accredited training, set out by professional institutes, such as IMechE, IET, Institute of Physics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a series of development events for all new employees who join us.

Application process

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