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Training Instructor

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
29 Dec 2021

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Discipline
Other
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Engineer
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

MBDA is a world leader in missile and weapon systems and a unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual with specialist skills and knowledge as a Training Instructor to work on MBDA’s products. A working knowledge of the MoD / Engineering Industry instructional techniques would be an advantage but not a requirement, as would the ability to assist in the delivery of field support engineering to the customer.

What we’re looking for
  • We are looking for an Instructor with the appropriate Training and Operator or Maintainer qualifications with relevant in-depth practical experience to develop training courses and supporting media, the associated reports and eventual delivery of MBDA product training to the highest quality, on time and on cost.
  • An Instructor Qualification, defence or civilian equivalent is desirable coupled with experience of working within a Training Team environment.
  • Candidates should have experience in Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with an awareness of Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822 and the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT).
  • Experience of the Aerospace Engineering Industry or the Military maintenance instructional environment including Air Defence, weapon operator and maintainer training systems is preferable but not essential.
  • Sound knowledge of the MoD structure and engineering processes is an advantage, as you will be required to respond to technical queries from the Customer or provide support to design, trials or proving activities when required.
  • The ability to work cross functionally with integrated departments such as LSA (Logistic Support Analyst’s), ILS (Integrated Logistic Support Engineers) and ISS (In Service Support) team members in the UK as well as in our overseas offices.
  • Liaise with product suppliers in support of training technologies or equipment development whilst maintaining personal and technical reports, records etc. of all Training and Field Support activities, to a high standard.
  • You may be required to be involved in Field Support Activities and lead a Contractor’s Working Party, at the Customer’s location, in the UK or overseas, within the scope of Company Approval.
  • You need to be able to work with a variety of different types of people and will maintain a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, even when things are changed at the last minute.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for customer and industrial partners’ interaction, a strong resilience and a good communicator.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and overseas.
  • A willingness to undertake Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance.
What’s in it for you?
  • This opportunity is an influential and a relatively autonomous job where the successful applicant can create and lead their training vision and make a mark on how MBDA’s Product training is utilised.
  • The successful applicant would act as an ambassador for training and can help develop both the team and the corporate capability.
  • The role will require liaison with many product domain and training communities both domestic and foreign thus offering plenty of variety. Training working group participation and Technology Development Workshops offer exciting opportunities to diversify the training methods and influence department improvements.
  • 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 gain a strong knowledge of the customer environment, culture, structure and processes. Travel to UK and overseas customer locations will be part of the role as well as trips to the MBDA France, Italy and German offices.
Our benefits
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more….
Join a great team!

The Training department is populated by a variety of passionate, dedicated and technically capable Engineering and Operator Instructors located within the UK and overseas. The current team has a mix of personnel, industry and ex-military, who pull on a vast amount of engineering and training experience gained through apprenticeships, university and serving in the Armed Forces. They bring a wealth of passion, knowledge and end user customer experience across the MBDA product Range.

The team has a forward thinking and problem solving mind-set that you will instantly add value to and you will be joining at a time where working together and team spirit is fundamental to our success. The team have regular social activities together as well as the usual seasonal events.

Why us?

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’re here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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!

Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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