The responsibility of the Electronic Engineering function is to provide MBDA programmes with electronic equipment (for missiles, test equipment and launch systems). The electronic equipment we design ranges from weapon controller units and actuator electronics to telemetry & communication systems.
The products we design must be able to function in exceptionally harsh environments. It is also vital that our designs are extremely reliable and extremely safe. As well as this, our complex equipment usually has to fit into very confined spaces. These design constraints make the equipment we design very specialised which means we require original ideas and innovative approaches to the way we design our electronic products.
What’s the opportunity?
Spend 4 x 6-month placements developing your knowledge and gaining hands on experience in a combination of the disciplines below:
* Motor control and drive systems for actuation systems * Communications and RF design for Datalinks * Safety critical arming units * FPGA firmware * Digital and microprocessor design for weapon controller units * Test solutions and equipment * Working with new and emerging technologies for Internal Research and Development
You will be spending time both in the lab and in the office, gaining exposure to laboratory work, PCB Layout, Circuit Design & Simulations (using tools such as LTSpice & Zuken), test procedures and task package management.
You may have occasion to travel to other MBDA sites as well as having opportunities to support local schools in extra-curricular STEM activities, such as Robot Rumble.
Working with talented and motivated engineers, in a friendly and supportive environment, offers one of the best ways to commence your career and achieve a real feeling of success.
Working closely with other departments and being given the opportunity to work independently within a team provides invaluable knowledge of the company and our engineering processes, a must have for future career aspirations.
You will have the opportunity for travel to the company’s other home nations (France Germany and Italy), depending on projects being worked on.
The Graduate Scheme is accredited with the IET and you will be given support, including 100% fees paid, to work towards C. Eng registration. I. Eng registration can also be supported where appropriate.
The Electronics graduate scheme can provide early experience in management; from managing the summer placements and Work Experience programs to the running of a development lab in the electronics lab coordinator role, in order to meet required aspects of the IET accreditation.
What's in it for you?
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What are we looking for?
Degree qualified in electronic engineering, general engineering (with electronics), or related subjects (physics or maths based), minimum 2.2 level.
Motivated and committed with good organisational skills and an appetite for learning new skills.
Interest in electronic engineering, technology, and engineering in general.
Practical knowledge of common software languages (C/C++, VHDL, etc.) is beneficial but not essential.
MBDA is 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.
All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.