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Interview: Tips & Advice

2015

"My advice is to try to understand the company, what they do, who they are connected with and who their main competitors are."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Make sure you know the company's products and what your department is responsible for. For the more unusual departments you are not expected to be an expert and any technical questions asked in the interview will be connected to your degree."
Graduate, Bolton
"Be honest in the interviews and don't try and big yourself up. If you don't know answers to questions, say you don't know but explain how you would go about finding the answer."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Think about what you want out of working for the company and have an awareness of what the company does and its ethos."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Research the defence industry and know what the company is involved in. Know what you want for your future and how MBDA can give this to you."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Don't try and overdo it during an assessment centre. Be prepared for questions on the presentation stage and don't worry if you don't know the answer to a question. Ensure that you look through the company website before the process."
Graduate, Bristol

2014

"Be confident during all stages of the day as you will be assessed on how you act throughout the whole day. Research as much about the company as possible, search recent news, and understand the difference between MBDA and its rivals."
Midlevel, Stevenage
"Look up what we do, and try to do a small amount of reading around the department which you are applying for so that you have a head start for any general technical questions."
Graduate, Bristol
"Read up on the company website and before the interview, think about what challenges a defence company may face over a commercial one."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Do some research about the company before the interview - it is always best to know as much as possible about the company you might be working for."
Graduate, Bristol
"In your presentation link it into MBDA as much as possible, and try and come across as natural as possible during the day (it’s not just your technical capability they will be assessing)."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Read up about the company, its products, and where it sits in the defence market. Understand the business constraints and have a good understanding of the private sector."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Be prepared with examples of when you have performed well or been faced with difficult situations and been able to handle them."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Revise general electrical and electronic fundamentals, as well as test and environmental considerations."
Entry level, Stevenage
"Candidates should ensure they have a good background knowledge of the company's products, business ideology, markets and degree level technical knowledge in aerospace subjects such as dynamics."
Intern, Stevenage
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