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Business Chartered Manager Level 6 Higher Degree Apprenticeship MBDA UK LIMITED

MBDA offers a four-year programme for students looking to study a Business apprenticeship. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an accredited scheme that has developed some of the leading business apprentices in the UK. See for further details

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    3k joining bonus; Annual increases of up to £4000 dependant on performance in placements and college. Flexible working hours, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, company bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.

  • Working week

    Your contract will require you to work for 37 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Through a series of 6-month rotational placements across the Business you will learn everything associated with being a Business Apprentice in MBDA.

You will experience placements in:

Commercial – You'll liaise with MBDA’s customers, ensuring the correct commercial agreements are in place to support the winning and delivering against the overall business objectives. 

Procurement – You'll manage business relationships with UK and / or overseas suppliers and gain experience of subcontract management ensuring on time, on cost, on quality supplier performance. Develop your negotiating and influencing skills and build your internal and external network as part of your placement.

Supply Chain – You'll work on risk assessments, ensuring that risks are identified, collected and effectively mitigated.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Our Business Degree scheme is a four-year programme and a fantastic opportunity for you to join an organisation that has developed some of the leading Business Apprentices in the UK. Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in management and business [either BA (Hons); BSc (Hons) or BBA (Hons)] and also have the option to be assessed for Chartered Manager status.  This scheme provides day release at the University of Bolton.  

You will also benefit from a range of training courses, from residential to face to face or online training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Through regular one to ones, development plans and the use of Mentors, you will have the opportunity to shape your career within the organisation. We have many senior members in the organisation that started life as an MBDA apprentice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent dependent on role (Grade See MBDA website) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Dependent on role (Grade See MBDA Website) Desired

Things to consider

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

About the employer

MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Chartered manager (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

1) Application Form 2) Online Strengths Assessment 3) Virtual assessment day including Strengths based interview and other individual and group tasks

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Feb 2023