The Defence STEM Undergraduate Sponsorship (DSUS) Scheme offers a new opportunity for STEM Undergraduates interested in a future in Defence, be that either the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or Ministry of Defence (MOD) Civil Service as Engineers or Technical Officers.
Successful applicants will be sponsored through 3 years of university study, having their Tuition Fees paid for (where applicable) along with a £5,000 annual Bursary and the opportunity to earn up to 45 days paid placements or activity throughout the Academic Year and holiday periods. Once graduated the applicants will be guaranteed a position of employment within their sponsoring organisation as an Officer within the Military or Higher Executive Officer within the MOD Civil Service.
Whilst at university the Military students will join their respective University Service Unit (University Royal Navy Unit, University Officer Training Corp or University Air Squadron) which will offer opportunities to familiarise themselves with Military life through attachments in addition to participation in Sporting and Adventurous Training activities, to build fitness and develop leadership skills, that are available to all regular personnel.
MOD Civil Servants will be offered paid placements during the university holiday periods within their sponsoring Agency. MOD Civil Service organisations involved in DSUS include, but not limited to, the Defence Nuclear Enterprise (DNE), Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Defence Digital (DD), including the newly formed Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre (DAIC), Defence Cyber Academy (DCA) and Chief Defence Logistics Support (CDLS).
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