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Graduate Project Manager

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

Are you finishing your Project Management or Business Management degree and looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity in Project Management?

Our Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) and Cyber and Information Systems (CIS) Divisions are looking for passionate, insightful and confident individuals to join our Graduate programme.

The CBR Division provides an integrated Chemistry, Biology and Radiation science capability. PMs will be delivering a range of exciting projects from cutting edge virology research projects to the development of new chemical warfare detection systems and projects assessing CBR hazards and their threat to UK Plc. Our project managers work alongside technical experts in their field which means no technical awareness of the area is required to manage our range of research and short term advice projects supporting the MoD and wider government.

The CIS Division delivers a range of projects in high impact areas such as space, sensing, cyber defence and data analytics. Working with our partners in industry and across Government, we manage projects that range from short term, with tight timescales, to major Defence research projects which can span a number of years.

As a Graduate Project Manager, you will utilise the skills and knowledge developed during your time at university, alongside the knowledge and practical application of Project Management that we will teach you.

You will join a team of professional project managers to manage and deliver projects that provide S&T solutions to our customer’s problems and you will be faced with a wide range of challenges that will allow you to develop a rounded skill set. You will work closely with a diverse range of both internal and external people, including Ministry of Defence Customers, Other Government Departments, academia and industry.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • an enthusiasm for continued professional development and a genuine interest in pursuing Project Management as a career.
  • a good understanding of effective project control and reporting
  • excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • excellent communication skills and willingness to learn the role by working with others.
  • experience of working in teams and working towards and achieving goals.
  • An understanding of relevant software packages to manipulate data

Your application will start with us gathering some basic information and then you will be invited to complete an online assessment. Once this is complete you'll be invited to complete the second part of your application where we'll be looking for information about you, your skills, background and technical experience.

Finally you'll be invited to one of our sites for an interview and a chance to meet some of our current graduates and find out more about the roles in the areas you are being considered for.

Please make sure you complete the online assessment as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time before the closing date to complete the remainder of your application.

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.

Important Eligibility Information

The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately dual nationals cannot be considered.

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