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Future Battlespace Solutions Undergraduate 2023



Full Time / Permanent


Future Battlespace Solutions – 10 Month Placement 2023

The Future Battlespace Solutions department supports multiple areas of the product lifecycle, from the development of future products to export sales. We conduct a variety of studies that provide critical decision-making evidence. Within our department there are three teams;

The Weapon Systems Concepts team identifies and defines potential future weapon system concepts, based on anticipated customer requirements and promising future technologies

The Operational Analysis team is involved with assessment of weapons system options in war fighting scenarios, developing the tactics for future weapons, and generating evidence to support high level choices, both for UK future systems and potential export campaigns.

The Battle Modelling team develops and uses a suite of mathematical modelling and simulation tools, including an air combat flight simulator, which is used to test new concepts and demonstrate current products to potential customers.

Undergraduates will gain a detailed understanding of the department by being able to work across all three of these areas! Completing a wide variety of exciting tasks for multiple projects throughout the placement. We will provide guidance and mentorship to develop an understanding of weapon systems in operational use, gaining a broad understanding of missile systems and learning about our industry, as well as developing your problem solving and analysis skills and written and verbal communication. Specific tasks you may be involved in include:

Developing, running and documenting models used to study and visualise the future.

Defining study inputs and investigating results to identify key conclusions.

Self-managed research tasks on specified topics.

Preparation of presentations and reports for delivery to both internal and external customers.

Exploring system capability for both MBDA and market products.

Considering concepts and technologies for products that will used beyond 15 years from now.

Entry criteria

Currently studying towards a degree in Maths, Physics, Systems Engineering, Computational Studies, Operational Research, Economics, Statistics or War Studies (or similar).

An enthusiastic problem solver who is eager to learn.

Clear, straight-thinking, sometimes when both the problem and data are uncertain.

£20,000 salary (pro rata)

10 month placement to start 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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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.



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