MBDA UK

We aim operate as a trusted part of the defence community in our home nations and with their allies; providing decisive military capability to protect national security.
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http://www.mbda-systems.com

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Missile systems supplier MBDA works on contracts for the Ministry of Defence and allies of the UK under the core value of "deliver today for a more secure tomorrow". The company employs more than 10,000 people across Europe and America.

The company designs and produces missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. It works closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need to protect our freedoms, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities for our home nations and their allies.

At every stage of production, teams operate with the understanding that their systems are used by the military working on the front line. Each employee plays an integral role in ensuring the company makes the best products.

MBDA believes the collaborative approach it uses and its culture of sharing knowledge is the key to its success. Employee-led networks and communities play a part in raising awareness, sharing experience and supporting people to learn and grow. These groups bring colleagues closer together, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The company's networks have played an important role in supporting employees and promoting a sense of community during challenging times. These include SPACE2B, which is concerned with gender balance, Pride at MBDA, which focuses on sexual orientation and gender, and Mosaic, an ethnic diversity network. There is also a parents' and carers' community and a Neurodiversity at MBDA network.

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60% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

Dynamic working allows employees to work flexible hours to fit around their needs. The company also pays overtime for anything beyond its standard 37-hour contracted week. Employees can choose to have the monetary value of their overtime paid as part of their next month’s pay, or the hours can be converted to "flexi-leave" days.
Personal Growth

76% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Staff can claim £150 per year to support external learning, such as language lessons, software courses, football coaching and Open University modules. The Momentum and Connect programmes focus on personal development, backed up by Careerbuilder, which incorporates videos, e-learning modules and enables staff to build a CV and receive feedback.
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I love working for this organisation

All news starters have two inductions. The first is led by the individual’s manager and focusses predominantly on their role. The second induction is delivered at a later date and acts as an introduction to the wider business, with sessions led by leaders of each department across the business to encourage inter-departmental collaboration.
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60% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

Dynamic working allows employees to work flexible hours to fit around their needs. The company also pays overtime for anything beyond its standard 37-hour contracted week. Employees can choose to have the monetary value of their overtime paid as part of their next month’s pay, or the hours can be converted to "flexi-leave" days.
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76% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Staff can claim £150 per year to support external learning, such as language lessons, software courses, football coaching and Open University modules. The Momentum and Connect programmes focus on personal development, backed up by Careerbuilder, which incorporates videos, e-learning modules and enables staff to build a CV and receive feedback.
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77% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

All news starters have two inductions. The first is led by the individual’s manager and focusses predominantly on their role. The second induction is delivered at a later date and acts as an introduction to the wider business, with sessions led by leaders of each department across the business to encourage inter-departmental collaboration.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2001
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
42
Employee average age
79% : 21%
Male : Female employee ratio
81%
Employees earning £35k+
4%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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Through the growth in our business, we are proud to have welcomed over 2,300 new employees over the past five years. In addition to on-boarding new employees, we have maintained a well-balanced workforce blending new starters with existing experience and knowledge. Our Dynamic working model has allowed our employees to work more flexibly which helps them balance their individual lifestyle needs while still ensuring the business needs are met. Our reputation as a great place to work is pivotal to be able to attract and retain talent and maintaining high levels of workforce engagement remains our priority. We have worked incredibly hard to build a work environment which encourages all people to feel included and valued. With emphasis on career development opportunities, we support all employees, from those starting out in their careers to those who have played a huge part in building MBDA’s success since its formation. Our values of innovation, commitment, integrity, passion and team spirit help guide our employees, support our vision and mission and help shape our culture.

Aileen Randhawa, HR Director UK - MBDA UK

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