I'd always wanted to work at MBDA, as an aeronautical guy, I'd always wanted to see how the weapons side of the industry worked. MBDA at Bolton is an immaculate and clean facility, and actively promotes all the good practices in modern industry. Housekeeping and Safety are excellent.
The products are extremely well made, and the work is easy and a little monotonous, but with a repeat process that is to be expected, even embraced!
The higher management are rightly extremely proud of the site, and strive to maintain the highest standards.
The site is flawed in some ways, no natural daylight in the workshops make it oppressive, and this is further "rubbed in " when one visits the offices, which enjoy floor to ceiling glass walls.
They haven't thought through facilities for meetings, and use the restaurant for various meetings which disrupts the refreshment breaks frequently to the constant annoyance of shop floor employees.
Apart from a few niggles, MBDA is a great place to work.
The pay is excellent for the industry.
Clean, safe, easy to work, tolerant management team.
No daylight, drumbeat work for those with keen minds