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About DSTL

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is at the heart of the UK's defence and Security capabilities, ensuring that our vital and unique innovative science and technology contribute to current and future challenges. We provide the UK expertise in a spectrum of engineering and scientific fields. We work with the best people with the best ideas, and apply them in unexpected ways, much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives.

We work at the forefront of defence and security research and innovation, a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment. Taking technology and push it to its limits, using creativity and innovation to solve real world problems for real world customers. Quite simply, this is work that you cannot do anywhere else.

Crucially, we work with other brilliant people, collaborating with everyone from small companies and world-class universities to large defence companies and other nations. Together, we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research, to support UK military operations now and into the future.

We are looking for motivated, curious and ambitious individuals to join us. As a graduate joining dstl, you will get to work on exciting project work as soon as you start in a unique setting. Work with some of the UK's best scientists and gain a wealth of experience and skills that will take your career from strength to strength. We offer a variety of training and development options to suit your needs throughout your graduate development programme and beyond.

Our benefits include, On site gym, overtime, pension scheme with company contribution, season ticket loan, Rental deposit scheme, days' holiday (25 rising to 30 after 5 years), on site restaurants, free car parking, salary sacrifice schemes, high street and travel discounts.

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The facts

Organisation's locations: 
Fareham (Portsmouth), Sevenoaks (Kent), Salisbury (Wiltshire)
Employer size: 
1001 to 5000 employees
Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 


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