Here at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) we harness science and technology to protect our nation. We do this by bringing together the best ideas in sometimes the most unexpected ways. It means our work is often sensitive or international in nature.

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Typically recruits

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Science

The facts

Undergrad intake: 12+
Graduate intake: 25+
Our turnover for 2013/14 stood at £661 million
We work with the MOD and over 40 other government departments and bodies
Over 2013/14, 40 people at Dstl gained chartership accreditation
We deliver our work through nine different Science & Technology capabilities
To help test infantry kit, we’re employing a state-of-the-art robotic mannequin that can run, sit and even sight a weapon
Dstl has joined forces with industry to develop the UK’s first ceramic armour development centre of excellence
Dstl scientists provided evidence to UK and international Governments chemical weapons use in Syria in 2013
Our scientists have developed a synthetic ‘skin’ that could be used to test decontamination procedures

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