Electrical Engineering Level 6 Higher Degree Apprenticeship

Job Description

MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

Salary: £18,000 plus a £3,000 joining bonus

What we can offer you:

• Fully funded qualification

• Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking

• Fully supported learning and development programme

• Flexible working

• 25 days annual leave (plus up to 15 days flexi leave) and additional study leave for exams

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, but this will depend on project requirements and the need for access to specific site facilities.

The Opportunity:

Join the Electronic Engineering department for a chance to play a fundamental role in bringing together MBDA’s missile systems: designing and integrating the electronics that drive our Weapon Control Units, Actuators, Telemetry & Communication Systems and more.

Our four-year programme for Electrical Engineering Apprentices is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited engineering scheme that has developed some of the leading engineering apprentices in the UK.

The Electronic Engineering function manages the design and delivery of high technology electronic products for our projects. Our expertise includes:

• On board missile equipment such a weapon controllers, fin actuators, safety systems and data links

• Firing control units for land, naval and airborne platforms

• Automatic test equipment

• Electrical equipment

• Training simulators

• Countermeasures equipment

Programme Structure

You will study towards a BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Hertfordshire for 4 years, which will be fully funded by MBDA.

Your work week will consist of one day study leave to attend university, with the remaining four days completing rotational placements within the Electronic Engineering department as well as Mechanical Engineering and more general placements, such as ISP and datalinks. You’ll get some lab experience, as well as the opportunity to create programs for SMT line and NPI work (New Product Introduction). You’ll also have the opportunity to complete external placements outside of MBDA, with our external contractors and suppliers.

Find more details about the course here: https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/degree-apprenticeships/engineering-degree-apprenticeship-electronics

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an apprenticeship scheme that has developed winners of some of the most prestigious apprenticeship awards in the UK!

What we’re looking for from you:

This role has specific qualification and subject criteria so please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria before applying. We will not be able to consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:

• 5 x GCSES including Maths & English Language & Science/Technology (all sciences or IT) at Grade 9 - 4

In addition to, 120 UCAS achieved through:

• 3 B's or ABC at A level including Maths AND Physics or Technology or an Engineering subject. There is no specific grade requirement for maths.

• T-Level at Merit or Distinction in an Engineering subject

• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at a minimum grade of DDM including a Distinction in Further Maths module.

Please note:

We look at entry criteria based on your top three full A Levels or equivalent qualifications (BTEC/T Level). We do not include UCAS points gained from an Extended Project Qualification. Additionally, as an employer we set our own entry criteria based on the requirements of this role. This means that the criteria above can differ from the university/college standard.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.

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