Mechanical Engineer Summer Placement 2019

What’s the opportunity?

You will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of defence, working alongside our highly qualified engineers, to deliver key multinational defence projects. Within the Mechanical Engineering function we have an opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills and knowledge across Internal Research, Design and Analysis through to Integration and Testing.

What will you be doing?

Placements could beacross the following:

  • Mechanical Design – During a typical Mechanical Design placement you can expect to be involved in all stages of design from concept development through to manufacture. This role may rely on CAD tools and give you the opportunity to be involved in laboratory test programs
  • Mechanical Future Concepts - A chance to be involved in the cutting edge of missile technology through the early stages of the product lifecycle including concept development and R&D studies
  • Mechanical Analysis - A Mechanical Analysis placement gives you the opportunity to support the design process through the use of FEA tools and laboratory testing for both stress and thermal analysis
  • Actuation Systems - Working in a multidisciplinary team on the electro-mechanical design of fin, wing and seeker actuation system. Work for a Mechanical Engineering role is broadly similar to a Mechanical Design placement with the possibility of working in an international team.
  • Materials and Processes Group - Responsible for informing design teams choice of materials and processes, a chance to get involved in research of novel materials and practical lab based assessments.

What are the benefits for you?

A range of support networks including a Peer Contact who will be a member of your peer group to show you the ropes and act as a point of contact for informal questions.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • Supportive and collaborative working environment
  • Hands on work experience can be gained from all placements, and interaction with hardware is actively encouraged to help further understanding of the product.
  • Wide knowledge base and range of experiences can be found in all departments
  • Opportunity to interface with MBDA on a group level.
  • You will be contributing to meaningful work from the outset; all work is relevant to a project.

What we are looking for from you?

  • Working towards a minimum of a 2:2 in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Control Systems Engineering.
  • You will need to be motivated and hard working with a positive and professional attitude to challenges. Both your technical and personal skills are required to be of a high level as you will be working in a team and interacting with others.
  • The ideal candidate will be proactive in nature, have strong verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to work individually or as a member of a high performing team.
  • Previous industrial experience is preferred but not essential to the role as training will be provided.

Why you should come and work at MBDA?

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees on industrial facilities in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and a presence in the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA offers a wide range of advanced weapon systems for maritime Superiority, Air Dominance, Ground Based Air Defence and Battlefield Engagement.

We work with over 90 armed forces, successfully integrating our systems onto multiple platforms.

Has a technology pedigree that allows innovative and responsive products to be created year upon year

Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career

MBDA is ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies to Work For, demonstrating successful growth and high levels of employee retention.

Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards

What would you get?

£16,000 to £18,000 Salary dependant on year of study, flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities and superb learning and development opportunities

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