Join an integral part of the UK's defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, fighter jets, submarines, armoured vehicles and aircraft carriers, clothing, food and ammunition.
If you’ve got the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country's armed forces, and help to deliver on operations at home and abroad, apply online now.
DE&S and SDA are looking for talented, motivated and skilled university graduates to join our Engineering Graduate Scheme and become our engineers and scientists of the future.
Successful applicants undertake various work-based placements within DE&S and industry to support personal development, scheme completion and initial professional development for Chartership or Incorporated status. This includes a placement opportunity where you’ll get ‘hands on’ with the equipment while working directly with the armed forces at a military establishment.
Once you’ve completed the Scheme you’ll be deployed into an equipment delivery team to continue your career and personal development within an application environment such as Air Systems & Platforms, Land Systems & Platforms, Maritime Systems & Platforms, Mission & Combat Systems, Nuclear or Weapons Systems. You’ll also continue to be supported towards gaining professional registration.
The location for most of our graduates is Bristol and while you’re on the scheme you’ll undertake placements in a variety of locations across the UK and potentially overseas.
Providing support to engineering staff across the business assisting with engineering activities, while continually developing yourself.
You’ll be involved in the following:
We have a range of exciting opportunities available within different Engineering disciplines, including;
Please check the accreditation status of your degree and ensure that you include this in your CV or your application won’t be considered.
We are aware that many Nuclear degrees are not yet accredited and will therefore consider degrees in the Nuclear field that are not accredited.
Note - Some roles and all nuclear positions require SOLE UK National status and may require candidates to go through Developed Vetting clearance due to the nature of the project.
Your CV must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
It is also beneficial to your application if you can demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
Alongside training and development, you’ll receive the following great benefits:
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Ability.
Stage 1: Initial application.
Stage 2: Civil Service Verbal, Civil Service Numerical and Civil Service Judgement online tests.
Please allow sufficient time to complete the tests and the remainder of the application form.
If you pass all of the tests you will then complete a full application and upload your CV, which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against in a CV sift):
Stage 3: The top scoring candidates from the sift will be invited to a formal interview to discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you'll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page. You'll also be asked to prepare a short presentation to be given at interview.
There will be no reimbursement for any travel expenses (where incurred) for the interview.
Following completion of all pre-employment checks candidates can expect to start employment in August/September 2021.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.