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Commercial - Summer Placement

Commercial - Summer Placement

Posted 30 December 2023 by MBDA

Commercial - Summer Placement

MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

Salary: £20,000 (pro rata)

Closing date for this role is midnight on Monday 22nd January.

  • 10 or 12 week summer placement starting June 2024
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
  • A placement that allows you to apply your university learning to real-world engineering projects and technologies
  • Flexible working

Working pattern:

Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working, but this will depend on project and function requirements and the need for access to specific site facilities.

The Opportunity

 The Commercial team work across the MBDA's product range and help to maintain and improve the business aspects of MBDA. We negotiate all the Contracts within the UK and handle all the formal Customer liaison contributing to the overall business objectives.

The Commercial team are embedded in all MBDA programmes across the product range and are responsible for tendering and managing the Commercial and contractual elements of the business within the UK.

You'll experience working in a team winning new work as well as being a key point of contact for contract information for existing contracts within your project area.  Either way, you'll be part of the delivery chain that ensures MBDA meets all its contractual obligations to its customers.

You'll work collaboratively with other departments while gaining an understanding of the wider MBDA business and Commercial's role within it.

This role is ideal for those looking to work on a wide variety of tasks and activities on a daily basis.

We'll provide practical training to develop your skills in:

  • Understanding how a contract is agreed and managed.
  • Understanding how MBDA bid for new work, including constructing and pricing Commercial proposals.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Presenting and communicating in various forums.
  • Analysing and solving business challenges and positively influencing business decisions.

This will be achieved with support and mentorship from a skilled and experienced team.

What we're looking for from you

Studying for a degree in a Business and Management, Politics, Law, English studies or Economics subject.

Our Business

We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information. 

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Due to the nature of our work, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


Reference: 51270656

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