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Training Instructor & Field Support 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 MBDAs Air domain missile products but could lend experience and skills to the Land and Naval domain. 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 were looking for
  • We are looking for an Engineering Instructor to develop training courses and supporting media such as slide packs, supporting storyboards for Computer Based Training (CBT) and actively help with development of the training package, the associated reports and 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 some experience in Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with an awareness of Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822 and the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT).
  • Experience and a working knowledge of the Royal Air Force or Air Engineering Industry environment including Air Defence, weapon operator and maintainer training systems is preferable but not essential.
  • You will be part of a Customer Support Training Team on challenging programmes and required to provide some base Training Needs Analysis (TNA) or interpret previously delivered TNA and design the training course from it subsequently delivering the instruction of Maintainer theoretical and practical Training Courses on MBDAs Air Launched products.
  • Be part of a long term training strategy, bringing the knowledge and experience gained during the training development to the final delivery to the customer. This delivery can be in the UK or Overseas.
  • Production of Project Timeline Plans, Course Training Plans and Training Material development reports in support of development and delivery of theoretical and/or practical training to UK and overseas customers.
  • 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 Contractors Working Party, at the Customers location, in the UK or overseas, within the scope of Company Approval.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for customer and industrial partners interaction, a strong resilience and a good communicator. This exciting role may also require you to step outside of your comfort zone and assist in product training delivery on sea or land based product systems. One of the most challenging and enjoyable aspects of CSS Product training is the diverse and varying amount of products that we support.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and overseas. Be sensitive and appropriately responsive to the UK and Export customers local culture, behaviour and requirements in technical queries whilst keeping up to date in relevant technical areas.
  • A willingness to undertake Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance.
Whats 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 MBDAs Air 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 Air 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 impact on 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.
  • Our benefits*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.

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, many of whom served in the Armed Forces and 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 and will be joining at a time where working together and team spirit is fundamental to our success.
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.

Were 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 UKs 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 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!


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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