Software (Modelling) Degree Apprenticeship Stevenage - Degree (Level 6)

MBDA UK Limited (Employer)

University of Hertfordshire (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,500.00
37.0 hours per week Your contract will require you to work for 37 hours per week Monday - Friday with a flexible working scheme.
4 years (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
3 positions available
29 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

MBDA offers a four-year programme for Software Apprentices to join the Software Engineering Team, whilst studying part time for a fully funded degree in Software Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.


What will the apprentice be doing?

System modelling is an indispensable tool used to ensure MBDA provides robust and reliable weapon systems to our customers.

Through the programme you will learn how to create simulation software in programming languages/environments such as MathWorks MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow, FORTRAN and C and how to create software in a team using team collaboration tools.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

By the end of this 4 year programme, you'll have achieved a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions at the University of Hertfordshire.

This is a rotational programme, you'll learn how to produce autocode and work with teams that make use of this software in embedded software and Hardware-in-the-Loop. There will also be the chance to produce analysis software that can aid users of modelling software to optimise what they are working on

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Through regular one to ones, development plans and the use of Mentors, you will have the opportunity to shape your career within the organisation. We have many senior members in the organisation that started life as an MBDA apprentice.

As you progress towards your final year on the scheme we’ll help you to understand your skills and career ambitions so we can help you to see the technical career paths that are available to you.

Reality Check

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance. What are the benefits for you? •Flexible working hours •25 days paid holiday plus public holidays. •5 days paid study days to prepare for exams, per year

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent dependent on role (Grade See MBDA Website) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Dependant on role (Grade See MBDA Website) Essential
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About the employer

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multinational group with 10,000 employees at industrial facilities in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. MBDA has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - BAE Systems (37.5%), EADS (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%), and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2011, the Group recorded a turnover of €3 billion, produced about 3,000 missiles and achieved an order book of €10.5 billion. New orders came to €2.6 billion. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

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