I hadn’t heard of MBDA UK until I saw them at my university careers fair, and after finding out that they are global leaders in missiles and missile technology, a placement at MBDA UK sounded like an excellent opportunity for me. This, along with the flexible working hours and competitive salary meant that I struggled to find a reason not to apply.
“I’ve learnt a lot during my placement within MBDA UK, and think it’s been an invaluable insight into industry”
I was given quite a lot of responsibility during my placement. For example, I was responsible for overseeing the manufacture and delivery of a major sub-system of a technology development program, and also had the opportunity to lead my own project and run my own trial.
I really enjoyed being given responsibility and the opportunity to prove myself to my project team and line manager. To begin with I found it quite technically challenging, as a lot of the work I was doing was outside of my area of expertise, but I enjoyed the challenge and now have a much broader knowledge of engineering principles. I also enjoyed the flexible working hours and dress down Friday, which I think helps create a relaxed atmosphere within the office.
I feel I’ve learnt a lot during my placement within MBDA UK, and think it’s been an invaluable insight into industry. I now have a far better understanding of how industry works, and experience working both as and with the customer. I’ve learnt how to integrate into a team as well as work independently, and am now much better at managing my time and prioritising tasks.
I think I would return to MBDA UK as I have really enjoyed my time here as an undergraduate. I’ve been working at the forefront of cutting edge technology that exists nowhere else in the world, and as a company they provide excellent career opportunities for young engineers such as myself.