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Published on: 19 Feb 2024
Key Information:

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024

Time: 16:00 – 19:00 (last entry 18:45)

Location: MBDA, Lea Field Way, Bolton, BL5 1ED (Google Maps link)

Security:   Photo ID is essential on the day in order to access our site. Anyone without suitable ID will not be permitted, nor will children under the age of 16 unless for an apprenticeship scheme and accompanied by an adult. Please also review our Security & Vetting page before attending. 

On Thursday 7th March 2024, we are welcoming job seekers from all backgrounds to our Bolton site to discuss current and future career opportunities with us. 

Bolton MBDA

Why attend?

The Careers Open Day is your chance to learn more about our company, our culture, and the exciting opportunities we have to offer. You'll meet with our team of experts, learn about our current projects, and discover the wide range of roles we have available.

On the day of the event, our recruitment team will help direct you to the correct teams on the day, based on your skills and needs.

Come find out from our employees why we think MBDA is a great place to work; and why we're a Top 10 Best Manufacturing Company to Work For (Best Companies), and a Best Place to Work in 2022 (Glassdoor).

MBDA Bolton

As a leading defence company in Europe, we are proud to design and manufacture missiles and missile systems used to protect the UK and its allies. We provide products and services to each branch of the armed forces, working in partnership with the MOD, our European MBDA companies, and other defence manufacturers towards common goals.

In the UK we have three primary locations. MBDA Bolton is our hub in the North, and home to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, filled with skilled employees working to develop and deliver our products in time and to the highest standards.

Located just south of Bolton, the site is an easy commute from numerous towns and cities in the North West, such as Manchester, Preston, and the Greater Liverpool area.

We have plenty of parking on site and a subsidised restaurant for employees, using fresh, seasonal ingredients to produce nutritional and delicious dishes.

We are always looking to expand and diversify our talent pool, as we know that a diverse workplace breeds collaboration and innovation.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer and we welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds. MBDA representatives from some of our inclusivity employee networks will be in attendance on the day of the event, should you wish to discuss anything with them.

What does MBDA do?

At MBDA we are proud to be one of Europe's leading defence companies. We design and manufacture missiles and missile systems used to protect the UK and its allies. Our products and services are used by each branch of the UK armed forces, so we work closely with the MOD, governments, and other defence manufacturers to ensure the highest of standards are met at all times.

We have offices throughout Europe, and in the UK you can find our teams in Bristol, Stevenage, Henlow and Bolton. Learn more about our mission, values and locations on our about us page.

Experienced Professionals - Help us deliver the future of defence

As an employer, we bring together experts from a range of engineering and business disciplines, and wider industry skillsets, to innovate, create and build products and services that can be used by our armed forces and their allies. Put another way, we develop solutions that face the threats of today and tomorrow.

We're always looking to speak with people who have unique experiences and perceptions to help us expand the expertise of our teams. In return, you'll get to work with some of the brightest and most inquisitive minds in the industry to help you grow and develop too.

Specific opportunities at MBDA Bolton are available in Manufacturing and Production, Engineering and Design, Project Management, Procurement, and much more. Please visit our careers site to see what vacancies are live right now. Even if you plan to attend the event, we recommend starting an application now so you are registered on our candidate job portal.

Below are some areas / role types we typically hire for in Bolton.


  • Electrical Fitters, Inspectors, Electrical Test and Calibration and Maintenance Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Manufacturing Ops Team Leaders and Managers


  • Electronic Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Missile / Weapons Architects
  • Project Management and Project Control

Support & Corporate Functions:

  • IT
  • Finance
  • Procurement and supply chain
  • Product Assurance
  • HR

Early Career Programmes

As an employer committed to job training opportunities, we also offer a wide variety of Early Careers entry routes, including graduate schemes, apprenticeships and more. Members of our Early Careers Recruitment team, as well as current scheme members will be on hand to discuss our range of programmes.

September is one of our busiest months for applications, so make sure to get your own application in as soon as the vacancies open!

What to expect:

We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), X (@MBDA_UK), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor.


Parking - Visitor parking will be available on the day. 

Accessibility – Please contact us if you have any specific accessibility requirements.

CVs – We aim to be a green employer, and always comply with GDPR guidance. Therefore, we will not be accepting paper CVs on the day.

Queries - For any questions ahead of the event, please refer to our contact us.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.