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Published on: 4 Mar 2024

Date:                Thursday 21st March 2024

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

Location:         MBDA, Golf Course Lane, Bristol, BS34 7QS (Google Map 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.


Event overview

On Thursday 21st March, we invite you to come talk to us about current opportunities and future career prospects at MBDA Bristol.

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 were named in The Sunday Times' Best Places to Work 2023 list. 

About MBDA Bristol

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.

Our Bristol MBDA facilities can be found on the BAE Systems site in Filton, close to several major transport routes, making it easily accessible from Bristol city centre, as well as South Wales, Gloucestershire, and further afield.

In addition to ample on-site parking, colleagues working on site have access to facilities which include an all-day barista-style café, and a canteen for lunch; both with heavily subsidised prices on food and drink.

Opportunities for Experienced Professionals

In order to maintain our high standards and industry reputation, we are always on the lookout for experienced professionals to join us and help us grow.

We have high expectations of our employees, which is why we are committed to providing excellent training and progression opportunities for all, as well as some incredible rewards and benefits.

Specific opportunities at MBDA Bristol are available in Engineering and Design, Software, 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 Bristol.


  • Electronic Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Missile / Weapons Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Algorithm Specialist

  • In-Service Support / Through Life Engineering

  • Environmental Project/Test Engineer

  • Integration

  • 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!

Join a great team!

Our people sit at the very heart of our business, playing a critical role in delivering the products and technology necessary to meet our customers' needs and MBDA's future business strategy. We emphasise an inclusive and collaborative work environment with training and development available for all employees offering roles which are challenging and fulfilling.

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


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.