Training Technology and Assurance Lead

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R03003
  • Closing date 27th Jun 2021

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
MBDA is looking for a Training Technology & Assurance Lead to work on MBDA’s Training Technology and the associated Assurance for all missile and missile system products.

What are we looking for?
  • Someone to lead a small team in the analysis, development and delivery of training technologies for Operator and Maintainer students, the supporting media such as Computer Based Training (CBT), Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) or the advancement of CAD model interactions.
  • Substantial training technology experience, defence based or other engineering based training technology experience. An instructor qualification, defence or civilian equivalent is desirable coupled with experience of working within a Training Team environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of different training technologies – part task trainers, emulators, simulators, computer based training, learning management systems, replica hardware.
  • Responsible for ownership of training technology roadmap as part of MBDA’s digital transformation strategy, ensuring technologies align with customer requirements and market trends.
  • Lead the make vs buy assessment process for training technologies, ensuring a high quality solution is developed in all cases.
  • Manage key suppliers involved in developing and delivering training technologies, as key enablers to overall MBDA training strategies and solutions.
  • An Appreciation and practical experience of Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT), Training Needs Analysis (TNA) principles and methodology and JSP822 would be an advantage.
  • Appreciation of the complexities of operating within a systems of systems model
What’s in it for you?
  • You can create and lead your training technology vision through your team and contracts and make a mark on how MBDA’s Product Training Technology is utilised.
  • The role will require liaison with many Complex Systems Land, Air and Naval Domain training communities both domestic and foreign thus offering plenty of variety.
  • An outstanding opportunity to work with the MoD and a wide variety of internal and external partners with excellent exposure to senior management and leadership within both organisations.
  • An excellent opportunity to innovate, gain a strong knowledge of the customer environment, culture, structure and processes.
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.
The Role
  • Responsible for up to 5 training technology staff, including their performance, development, daily administration & support, workload, engagement and skills competence and where required, support the Training & Technical Publications Manager in recruitment and on boarding of new starters.
  • Support the Training & Technical Publications Manager generate cost, scope estimates for future work and manage the package risk registers whilst coordinating with Training Management Team to establish and prosecute roadmap for generation of a world-class training function and capability.
  • Responsible for developing technology roadmaps, cost estimates, writing proposals, winning business and funding for the development of training technology and working with B&P and finance to generate business cases, ARC applications to secure business approval for technology investment. Work with Sales and Business Development (SBD) and finance to agree amortisation policies to ensure attractive commercial propositions for training technology.
  • Coordinating with international End Users and MOD/DOD customers to design, deliver and optimise training technology such that it delivers its training objectives and results in increased customer satisfaction.
  • Recognising differing armed forces organisational setups and responsibilities compared to home markets, and adapting our customer engagement, training methodology and validation methods accordingly.
  • Lead the training department to establish and adhere to an overall training governance framework across all products and competencies, to ensure Trainers are Suitably Qualified, Experienced Personnel (SQEP), Trainers hold suitable Chief Engineer Training Manager approved stamps certification.
  • Working with internal SMEs to supplement training in specialist topics to establish partnership training assurance programmes.
Join a great Team!
  • The Training department is populated by a variety of passionate, committed and technically capable Training Technology, Engineering and Operator Instructors located within the UK and overseas.
  • The current team has a mix of personnel from a variety of backgrounds. From industry expertise up to members who have served in the Armed Forces and all bring a wealth of passion and knowledge.
MBDA is an award winning company; 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.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended 2-3 days per week approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎


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.


We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.


With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.


We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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