Seekers 10 Month Placement 2021 – Placement


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A seeker is the radar unit located at the front of a missile that detects, acquires and tracks targets; it is a key complex weapon sub-system. This team is responsible for the design, development, integration and production of all radar frequency (RF) seekers including dual-mode seekers (RF and electro-optic).

What will you be doing?

  • Gain an understanding of the whole product lifecycle from research and development, concept and design, through to production and in-service support.
  • Work in well-equipped laboratories and learn new tools throughout your placements.
  • Learn about and develop skills in one or more of the following areas, while applying them to real world applications:
  • System simulation and modelling.
  • Algorithm development.
  • Design and test of electronic and RF circuits.
  • Hardware and software integration.
  • Signal processing and data analysis.
  • Performance analysis, requirements and specifications.
  • Electromagnetic simulation.
  • Experimental lab testing and field trials.
  • Image processing and ray tracing.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team, with colleagues from all sectors of the STEM industry. Following this placement many are offered roles on our Graduate schemes.

What are we looking for?

  • Working towards a degree in physics, engineering, electronics, mathematics, or a related subject to a minimum 2:2.
  • Willing to learn and comfortable taking the initiative to solve complex technical issues.

MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

All graduates, undergraduates and apprentices at MBDA are required to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to their respective role. Some roles, may be reserved for UK nationals and certain categories of information may be restricted to UK nationals also. To gain suitable clearance individuals will need to have lived in UK for up to 5 years dependent on the level of clearance required.

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