Integration and System Validation Graduate

Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
06 Sep 2017
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

Within the Technical Directorate, the Integration & System Validation (ISV) function play a critical role in the development and proving of MBDA’s new and existing products. ISV engineers work day to day on a variety of tasks such as; aircraft/naval integration activities, compatibility testing and trials support/conduct. 

The two year Early Careers Programme (ECP) allows a graduate to experience working in several roles across the ISV function. The programme offers excellent learning and development opportunities that will utilise both engineering and team work skills to help deliver integration and proving solutions to a range of complex weapon systems.


  • A role within the Integration and Systems Validation function will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work within a number of technical areas, including mechanical & electrical engineering, test equipment and trials conduct.
  • The two year graduate programme is split into four six-month placements, with a minimum of three placements spent working within ISV.
  • There is the option for the candidate to spend a fourth placement outside of the function, either working in a different area within MBDA or within the wider defence industry.
  • Compatibility testing of sub-system and system level functionality,
  • Functional proving of system response and performance,
  • Integration of missiles and weapon systems onto delivery platforms,
  • Trials planning and support to trials clearance documentation,
  • Conduct of sub-system and system trials at various levels of maturity,
  • Conduct of Firing trials and system level acceptance support.

About You

  • Have an interest in the Defence Industry,
  • Ability to problem solve and think logically,
  • Ability to communicate at various technical and business levels,
  • Good presentation skills,
  • Good written English,
  • Proactive and being capable of working on your own initiative,
  • Must work well within a team.
  • Background in engineering
  • Experience of working in laboratory environments
  • Innovative thinking and the ability to see the impact of your actions
  • Knowledge of Military and Defence standards used throughout the industry
  • You should be working towards a degree (minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent) in maths, physics or aeronautical, aeerospace, electrical, mechanical or systems engineering or a related engineering discipline.


  • There is a wide variety of work and every day is different.
  • The team creates a supportive network with people from different disciplines and backgrounds who can provide a new perspective on a given issue.
  • There is a culture of progression and a focus on innovative ways of improving system readiness and reliability.

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