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7.1 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2015)

2015

"There are many examples of former graduate scheme members who are now in very senior roles within the organisation – our former CEO for the UK business came through a graduate scheme. Progression largely depends on the department or team that you're in and I would encourage all graduates to remain aware of opportunities that will offer potential future development (eg teams that are potentially expanding). From day one you are encouraged to manage your own success and to seek opportunities for development – while support is available where required, you are largely responsible for your own career progression."
Graduate, Bristol
"There are lots of promotion possibilities due to the demographic of the company."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Due to multiple retirements and the ageing population, I believe that the prospects for moving up the hierarchy of the company are good."
Graduate, Stevenage
"With the way the company is at the moment, I would say that the opportunities for progression are significant and increasing."
Graduate, Bristol

2014

"The company ensures that individuals get to work in their preferred area of work as much as possible, and that they have a full skill set. Regular reviews take place to ensure this development, which can lead to opportunities to progress with individual careers."
Intern, Stevenage
"I think this varies between departments and depends largely on departmental size."
Intern, Bristol
"I believe that MBDA has a fairly regimented progression with an element of time served, but most deserving candidates seem to be more successful."
Graduate, Stevenage
"There is a lot of future potential I think; however there is a fixed period after leaving the scheme and progressing to the next level."
Graduate, Stevenage
"We have plenty of promotion possibilities. Also, a significant number of people will be retiring over the next five-ten years and people will be needed to take over."
Graduate, Stevenage
"I believe the career progression for lower levels is fairly straightforward. Graduates start as a level 2, when you finish the graduate scheme; you automatically become a level 3. As your career progresses you can work towards a level 4; however I have heard that the jump between level 4 and 5 is very difficult to make and can sometimes take a very long time."
Graduate, Bristol
"I think there are limited people-management opportunities in the business, but you are not required to become a people-manager to move up the ranks in this company. It is possible to reach executive level with nobody working directly for you. Rank is associated with responsibility here, and that responsibility might be from managing lots of people, to being in charge of an important piece of technical work, etc. There are many different routes to get promoted."
Graduate, Bristol
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