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Apprenticeships2022-09-26T09:32:58+01:00

Apprenticeships

DE&S offers a number of top class apprenticeship opportunities, providing successful applicants with “hands-on” experience in roles across a range of projects.

If you have recently left school and are interested in embarking on a career in defence but do not yet have the experience or skills required for our listed vacancies, perhaps one of our highly sort after schemes are for you.

Now recruiting

Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate scheme

A 2 year structured training and development graduate scheme with a salary of £25,890 prior to being assigned a professional post with up to 100 places available to start September 2018 – January 2019.

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Defence Engineering Degree Apprenticeship – 2018

A 2 year structured training and development graduate scheme with a salary of £25,890 prior to being assigned a professional post with up to 100 places available to start September 2018 – January 2019.

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Defence Engineering Degree Apprenticeship – 2018

A 2 year structured training and development graduate scheme with a salary of £25,890 prior to being assigned a professional post with up to 100 places available to start September 2018 – January 2019.

More info
Apply now (via CS Jobs)

Benefits and discounts

We truly believe that DE&S is a great place to work, and we offer a unique experience for our graduates and apprentices.

We want to ensure that every single employee feels appreciated and fairly rewarded and being part of the Civil Service allows to offer a very unique and attractive benefits package including discounts on cinema tickets, sport and leisure and your weekly shop.

Discover all the ways we can help you make life easier.

Benefits
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Meet our apprentices

We have hundreds of amazing and inspiring apprentices and graduates across our organisation. Here are just some of their stories.

“You get the chance to work, gain qualifications and progress all at the same time. DE&S is very supportive, as there are lots of people with vast amounts of experience to learn from who are always happy to help.”

– Rachel, Project Professional Scheme

Turn your job into a career with DE&S. Find your place in our team today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Should you require support with the application process or require any technical assistance please contact the DBS team on 0800 345 7772.

A provisional offer informs you that you have been successful at interview subject to pre-employment checks.  At this stage we will initiate the necessary pre-employment checks, such as security clearance and medical questionnaires. If you are an external candidate, you are strongly advised not to give notice to your current employer until pre-employment checks have successfully been concluded.

Your provisional offer will inform you of the pre-employment checks.  The security checks, which are undertaken by National Security Vetting (NSV) Agency, usually take the longest to complete so you will be invited to commence this aspect once you have been informed that you have completed your interview, as this reduces delays. An invitation to begin the security clearance process is not a guarantee that you will be given an offer.

All candidates will be required to undertake security clearances to the level the role requires prior to commencing employment.  Assuming the candidate completes their security forms and references are returned in a timely fashion, and that no further checks or documents are required, we would expect the individual to be advised that we are in the position to make a formal offer of employment and start discussions to agree an appropriate starting date.

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The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.

DE&S is proud to be Disability Confident Committed.

More about Defence Equipment and Support

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Part of the Ministry of Defence, we’re a mix of 11,500 talented civil servants and military personnel located across the UK and abroad.

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What we do

Delivering a programme of work of over £10bn annually, we ensure the UK Armed Forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Join us in specialisms from engineering to project management to commercial – take your first step to a more rewarding career with DE&S.

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