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Graduate Engineer, Science and Technology Opportunities - Counter Terrorism and Security Division

Salary notes: 
£21,000 - £28,000
Job/scheme locations: 
Salisbury, Sevenoaks
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Push technology to its limits in unexpected ways.

About Dstl

We harness science and technology to protect our nation – bringing together the best people with the best ideas and applying them in unexpected ways. Because we provide the UK government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis, what we do is often sensitive or international in nature. Much is operationally critical and has the potential to save many lives. All of it is incredible.

Together with other brilliant organisations around the country and abroad, we develop battle-winning technologies, and support UK operations now and into the future. Here, you’ll be part of a team who deliver high-risk, high-reward technical research to ensure the UK retains an operational advantage. There will be opportunities for 4-6 month placements in other groups inside and possibly outside the division.

Put simply, this is work that you just can’t do anywhere else.

About the role

You’ll get involved in a wide range of projects to solve real problems, and deliver scientific, analytical, and engineering solutions. It’ll see you produce bespoke tools, models and techniques, work on field trials, and undertake laboratory testing. Not only that, you could support on electronic countermeasures and surveillance, sensing and detection, and energetics. That means getting involved in everything from military system development to dismantling munitions. Ultimately, it’s about being creative, chasing innovations, and pushing technology to its limits.

About you

We’re looking for talented graduates with degrees in one of the following: electronic or electrical engineering, systems engineering, communications engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, robotics or machine intelligence.

You’ll also bring relevant technical knowledge and experience, with an inquisitive, positive attitude and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applications will be assessed throughout the campaign.

The first stage sift will focus on your answers to the application questions, your skills and experience and the modules you have taken as part of your degree.

If you are selected for further assessment you will be invited to record a video giving answers to specific questions, full details will be provided at this stage with the option to practice before you record your final answer.

The second stage of assessment will be a face to face interview, this may be as part of a Discovery Day where we hope to be able to show you what it would be like to work in the Counter Terrorism and Security Division. Or it may include a tour of our facilities. More details will be sent to you should you be invited to attend an interview.

Security Clearance

These roles require full UK Security Clearance, in addition some roles will require Developed Vetting. You should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years (10 years for DV). We can only accept applications from UK National, Dual Nationals cannot be considered for these positions.

Equal Opportunities

At Dstl we are committed to inclusivity and diversity within our workforce. During the application process we collect information to help us monitor this. It helps us better-understand our incoming workforce, as well as highlighting areas of improvement.

The information we request will be anonymised and therefore will not be used to make a decision about your application - no applicant or employee will ever be seen as more or less favourable based on disability, gender, martial or civil partnership status, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion/belief.

If you have any questions about the application process please do contact the team <a href="">Dstl HR Recruitment </a> who will be able to help.

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