DESIblitz Job: Environmental Level 6 Higher Degree Apprenticeship 2023
MBDA Missile Systems – Together. For the Future of Defence.
Environmental Engineering Level 6 Higher Degree Apprenticeship
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.
Structure of the programme
Our Mechanical Engineering degree apprenticeship within the Environmental Engineering Function, 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 release per week, at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
During the remainder of the working week you will work within the Environmental Engineering department on rotational placements whilst earning a competitive salary.
Placements within Environmental Engineering include:
- Mechanical and Climatic Test
- Structural test
- Facility maintenance
- Data acquisition and analysis
- Project control
This opportunity is ideal for those with an interest in hands on engineering and a love of problem solving and maths.
We will help you to achieve Professional qualification through the IMechE, IET or RAeS.
Study on this apprenticeship will be a blend of virtual and face to face.
This role has specific qualification level and subject criteria – please make sure you carefully check your eligibility against this criteria as we cannot consider applications from anyone that does not meet the following requirements:
- 5 x GCSE qualifications at Grade 9-4, to include Maths, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering subject
In addition to:
- 120 UCAS Points
Alevels: 3 B's or ABC to include Maths AND Physics or Technology or Engineering subject
BTEC Level 3 extended Diploma in Engineering (equivalent to DDM) to include Distinction in Further Maths
T-Level at Merit in an Engineering subject
Salary, Benefits and Start Date
- £18,000 salary plus £3,000 joining bonus
- Company Bonus Scheme
- Pension Scheme
- Access to range of employee discounts including Dining and Lifestyle discounts subsidised gym membership and more
- Study leave
- Programme starts September 2023
Why choose us?
MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.
MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.
We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.
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