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Become a Major Equipment Procurement Graduate

Gain experience working at the forefront of technology within a world leading complex weapons system manufacturer.


Location: Stevenage

What you will be doing

The MEP function is responsible for suppliers who are designing and delivering complex sub-systems and unique services for MBDA. MEP is responsible for managing each of these suppliers throughout the entire product life cycle.

The MEP function is responsible for developing and maintaining long term, open, collaborative and commercially robust business relationships with suppliers, along with managing the supplier programmes to ensure the developed technical solution, hardware deliveries and services are provided on time, to cost and to quality within each phase of the life cycle.

The role is very diverse, and your specific responsibilities will vary depending on the life cycle phase of the weapon system project you are working in, however, the core role will remain constant: as an MEP graduate you will be the primary interface between MBDA and your assigned suppliers, responsible for managing the relationship and ensuring that the supplier meets their agreed deadlines to ensure the project remains on schedule.

  • You will ensure the supplier performs its contractual obligations in order to maintain MBDA’s ability to meet its customer delivery milestones.
  • You will be responsible for managing each suppliers contractual and performance aspects
  • You will be the primary interface dealing with suppliers who are designing and providing complex sub-systems for use in and services to support MBDA’s weapon systems.

What you will have

  • You have a minimum 2:2 degree
  • You have a natural confidence and proactivity that is able to perform in a challenging commercial environment
  • You have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • You have a definite interest and enthusiasm for aerospace, defence and engineering
  • You have a desire to succeed and contribute as part of a team

Company benefits: Joining bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelors or £2500 if you have a Masters, flexible working hours, paid overtime, pension scheme, private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, Annual Company Bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are MBDA

A world leader within Defence with over 10,000 employees across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the USA.



MBDA are a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems, competing at the forefront of the Defence industry. As the prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD, we have some of the best minds in industry and produce some of the most sophisticated technology in Defence. 

In addition to our teams working across the UK, we also have offices in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and USA which are visited by those on our Graduate Programme.

All Graduates are paired up with a 'Buddy' prior to your first day, who acts as your first point of contact to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have.

We are committed to providing continuing professional development through accredited training, set out by professional institutes, such as IMechE, IET, Institute of Physics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a series of development events for all new graduates who join us.


We ranked in The Sunday Times 'Top 30 Big Companies To Work For 2017'



You may think that as Europe's leading missile and missile systems provider, we are a very serious business to work for and we are, but we also believe in a collaborative and supportive work environment.


You can expect to receive full support from your managers, as well as access to a large number of training and development opportunities. There is a large social scene for graduates across all our sites, with many nights out and events going on.

We offer a flexi-time scheme which allows more of a say over when you work, as well as the possibility to leave at lunchtime on a Friday: not only this, you can begin Friday in your casual clothes thanks to our end of the week dress-down policy.


We believe in recognising and rewarding hard work.As an organisation, MBDA holds individual and team reviews, with Reward & Recognition vouchers as a special thank you for employee commitment.


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