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Human Factors Undergraduate Placement Bristol 2024

MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared

What we can offer you

  • 10 month undergraduate placement starting September 2024
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals and free car parking
  • A placement that allows you to apply your university learning to real-world engineering projects and technologies
  • Flexible working

Working pattern

The team operates a flexible working model allowing you to work at home where it is possible, however the nature of the job will often require you to be onsite to access specific facilities, personnel or data.

The opportunity

The placement is an opportunity for you to develop an appreciation for how people interact with sophisticated equipment and systems from a physical, cognitive and physiological perspective. This will involve conducting research tasks and identifying new technologies that will shape the way military personnel use their equipment in the future. There is the potential opportunity to get "hands on" with kit and work with military users.

Examples of day-to-day activities are provided below. As long as you have a passion to learn and are able to use your integrity and intuition to work out the most suitable course of action, on the job training and guidance will be provided to support you in developing within these areas throughout your placement:

  • Taking a Human Centred Design (HCD) approach to the development of sophisticated systems
  • Supporting the planning and conduct of User Experimentation and trials with military users on prototype through to real weapon system equipment and software.
  • Carrying out individual research tasks, to provide recommendations and solve problems.
  • Conducting workspace assessments and anthropometric modelling tasks.
  • Designing and prototyping Human Computer Interface (HCI) / Human Machine Interface (HMI) concepts.
  • Supporting the development and application of technologies, such as Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, in future systems.
  • Writing reports and creating presentations on areas you've been working on.

What we're looking for from you

  • Currently studying towards a degree in a Psychology, Engineering, User Centred Design, User Experience Design, Ergonomics/Human Factors, Product Design, Systems Engineering or Cognitive Science discipline.

Our business

We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

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.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.

DEADLINE 22nd January 2024