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Operations Trainer

Closing date
7 Jun 2023

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £43,000
What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern: This role is a 37 hour on site at Bolton role however on occasions and with prior Management agreement working from home may be accommodated.

The opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen to develop and train individuals to internationally recognised standards in a leading edge technology environment. You will be responsible for the control and maintenance of all auditable training documentation and records.

The Role

  • Support the effective development and deployment of Operations and Manufacturing Logistics Skill Pools aligned to project requirements to meet the evolving needs of the business, both short and long term
  • Support the maintenance and development of Operations and Manufacturing functional excellence activities, aligned to performance management activities and business excellence
  • Support through training, the Health & Safety of all employees operating within manufacturing environments in accordance with Company Procedure and current legislation
  • Overall management of Apprentice Programme
  • Certify and recertify operators to the relevant IPC qualification
  • Assess and assist NVQ qualifications for both apprentices and adult learners
  • Conduct all in-house training requirements
  • Update, issue and control of the Skill Matrix

What we're looking for from you:
  • Qualifications and qualities
    • Approved Engineering Apprenticeship, with one of the following criteria:-
    • Vocational G or H Units with Further Education, City & Guilds Parts 1, 2 & 3
    • Vocational TR23 Units with Further Education, ONC or City & Guilds Parts 1, 2 & 3
    • Vocational NVQ3 with Further Education, BTEC ONC/HNC/HND
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations
  • Problem solving and route cause analysis skills
  • Ability to self-manage the company training requirements
  • Ability to deliver presentation material to supplement training deliverables

  • People management skills would be advantageous
  • Ideal educational requirements
    • IPC-A-610 CIT
    • IPC J-STD-001 CIT
    • IPC-A-620 CIT
    • IPC-7711/7721 CIT
    • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Candidates using a Range of Methods (A1)

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

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.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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