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
At MBDA, we inspire team innovation to solve some of the biggest challenges. This means you’ll learn from the brightest minds, who are always there to encourage and support you.
Our collaborative approach and culture of sharing knowledge will be key to your development. We trust each other to thrive; support one another to learn, and when you join us, you’ll bring a different perspective to how we see the future.
Environmental Engineering & Facilities (EE&F) provide MBDA with the ability to simulate real world mechanical and climatic environments (through vibration, shock, temperature, etc.). Our Environmental Engineers provide expertise throughout the product lifecycle and generate evidence to demonstrate that our products are safe, suitable for service and meet our customer's expectations.
Environmental Engineering apprentices work with our experienced professionals and world leading technical specialists in their field, to test our products and ensure that they can withstand the environments for where they will be used. MBDA exports products across the globe and the role of this team is pivotal to ensure that our systems can withstand these conditions and operate as needed, without fault or delay.
Witness, control and apply extreme climatic and mechanical environments, from simulating the extreme cold of artic conditions to the incredible temperatures induced by supersonic flight. From combined complex low pressure, high humidity and low temperature environments to multiple system 3D vibration simulation.
You'll see all aspects of Engineering from a mechanical perspective. Starting on more basic tasks, as you increase in confidence and your studies progress you'll get involved in more projects in an increasingly autonomous environment - but always with the support and guidance from world leading technical specialists in that area.
Through your placements you'll benefit from the breadth and depth of a diverse function - from Theory and Design, to Analysis and Application - you'll get to experience some incredibly niche areas! All whilst working in our bespoke facilities. You'll be taking your learning at University and applying it directly to your work. This is a truly outstanding chance to be hands on with advanced and sophisticated test hardware and equipment.
Our Mechanical Engineering degree apprenticeship within Environmental Engineering & Facilities is a 4 year course where you will study towards a fully funded BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree. You will study for this qualification on a minimum of one day per week, at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.
When you are not at university, you will be working within the Environmental Engineering department on rotational placements whilst earning a competitive salary.
Study on this apprenticeship will be a blend of virtual and face to face. During the programme we will also help you to achieve Professional qualification through the IMechE, IET or RAeS, whilst gaining hands on learning experience within a professional and friendly workplace.
Placements within Environmental Engineering include:
• Mechanical and Climatic Test
• Structural test
• Facility maintenance
• Trials & Data Analysis
• Mechanical & Climatic Project
This opportunity is ideal for those with an interest in hands on engineering and a love of problem solving and maths.
Find more details about the course here: https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/degree-apprenticeships/engineering-degree-apprenticeship-mechanical
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 points achieved through any of the following:
• 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.
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at a minimum grade of DDM including a Distinction in Further Maths module.
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.
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.
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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.