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Join our Project Management Summer Placement

You'll be given responsibility to make real decisions, developing fundamental skills in planning, cost at completions and risk mitigation.


Location: Stevenage

What you will be doing

An opportunity has arisen for a summer placement student to join a very busy team within Project Management. The Project Management team require support with planning, cost at completions and risk mitigation. You will take full responsibility for meeting their objectives, with support from the Project Manager.

  • Identify and locate project kit at a number of UK sites, travelling to the physical locations where necessary
  • Measure identify and implement improvements in existing metrics
  • Review and improve existing process for project planning
  • Improve Excel spreadsheet templates for project planning
  • Analyse and update Risk Registers
  • Update project plans
  • Prepare costings for work with engineers, validate the cost and present to senior management
  • Create a “how to” guide on the documentation suite required for contracts

What you will have

  • You are an undergraduate interested in Project Management
  • You are a self-starter that can also display good team working skills
  • You are diligent and resilient
  • You are proactive and hardworking 
  • You have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, even when things are changed at the last minute
  • You have basic skills in Powerpoint and Excel

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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