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The Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) is the community of thousands of professional engineers and scientists working within the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) area of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Civil Service, to equip and support the UK armed forces with state of the art technology.

Our armed forces increasingly depend on scientific and technological advances to maintain their ability to operate effectively. This means the provision of advanced technologies that deliver a decisive operational edge.
Countering new types of threats as they emerge will be a key challenge to UK forces in the future. We therefore place a premium on the ability to generate and identify innovative technologies, adopt them for military use and integrate them rapidly into platforms, weapon systems and force structures.

What We Offer

We offer graduates the opportunity to join one of the best graduate development schemes for engineers and scientists in the UK: The Ministry of Defence, Defence Engineering and Science Graduate Scheme.

Key facts to note are:

  • Considerable Investment in you.
  • An accelerated path to Chartership in your engineering or science profession - with DESG it’s possible for you to gain chartered status in just 4 years and we provide a Mentor to guide you through.
  • Special development opportunities that are not available in private industry – see the case studies on our website for a flavour of just some of these.
  • MoD Projects are fascinating, valuable and unique.

The Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) is the team of thousands of engineers and scientists working within the Ministry of Defence and cutting edge engineering and science is a critical component in our work. Our prestigious graduate scheme is accredited by: IET, IMechE, RINA, IoP, RAeS, IMarEST and ICE and has been an industry leader for almost thirty years, launching hundreds of graduates into satisfying careers in engineering and science.

It is because of our requirement to safeguard the UK and its interests that the range and depth of the development opportunities that we offer are exceptional - making us a market leader. Moreover, we believe that the quality of our training programme, our accelerated path to chartership, personal mentoring and huge investment in each graduate sets us apart from competitors in the engineering and science field.

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