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Become a Project Control Graduate

Deliver exciting new sophisticated technology and engineering projects. 


Location: Stevenage

What you will be doing

The role is for a Project Planner/ Project Controller graduate; this will require a well-developed level of judgement to define complex customer facing programmes and project control structures. You'll also develop credible estimates, define project organisation and work out breakdown structures.

  • You will get the chance to qualify for professional accreditation provided by PMI (Project Management Institute).
  • You will explore the global culture of product development, manufacture, in-service support and future projects
  • You will deliver exciting new sophisticated technology and engineering projects, gaining on the job training from experienced professional project managers.
  • You will work within our multinational teams and will involve developing relationships with travel to our French and Italian partners
  • You will support and guidance through approachable managers and Buddy and Mentor schemes
  • You will be promoted to a Project Planner, Project Controller or assistant Project Manager after completing the two year programme

What you will have

You will be working with multinational teams and this will involve developing relationships with travel to our French and Italian partners, so a second language would be a benefit.

  • You have a minimum of 2:2 Honours Degree in an Engineering or business-based degree
  • You have a desire to build technical knowledge
  • You have good communication, motivational and leadership skills
  • You are able to work independent and as part of a team
  • You are able to take initiative and work well under pressure

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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