Corporate Services Group Degree Apprenticeship2024-05-09T09:46:12+01:00

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Applications open in: Late 2024

What is the DE&S Corporate Services Group Degree Apprenticeship?

If you’re interested in studying for a degree and earning while you learn, this scheme is for you. Throughout the Corporate Services Group Degree Apprenticeship also know as the Corporate Services Group Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll rotate through a range of business focused placements and build a wide network of contacts. Alongside this, you’ll also study towards achieving a BA(Hons) degree in Management Practice with the potential to gain Chartered Manager status.

What you’ll get

Starting salary

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Where you’ll be

MOD Abbeywood

What you’ll need

To apply for this scheme, you’ll need:

  • Five GCSEs A-C or grades 9-4 (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths


  • Three A-Levels grades A-C (or equivalent) by September 2024

It’s also desirable if you can demonstrate relevant experience, such as business management skills, through internships or placements.

What you’ll do

This four-year long development programme within the Corporate Services Group (CSG) function is focused on business roles across different areas of DE&S. Throughout the scheme, you’ll rotate through several placements within DE&S and may have opportunities to work in other business roles supporting the MoD’s vast estate and front-line commands.

Your hands-on experience will be underpinned by DE&S specific training as well as study towards a BSc (Hons) degree in Management and Business. You’ll also have the option to be assessed for Chartered Manager status. Your responsibilities will vary depending on the placement you’re in, but broadly speaking you’ll be:

  • Providing administrative support to colleagues and actively contributing to team meetings
  • Building and maintaining a network of internal business contacts to share knowledge
  • Undertaking placement activities to develop your knowledge and experience
  • Building an understanding of how the CSG function and wider business operates
  • Participating in educational training to develop your capabilities in a defence context

Once you’ve successfully completed the apprenticeship, you’ll be eligible for a re-grade interview and potential transfer to a permanent contract. You’ll then have the option to be placed into an appropriate role within the CSG function.

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What our learners say about working for DE&S

“I really enjoy the networking, not only with my cohort but other people in the organisation. There is lots of support around and I have had the opportunity to work on some exciting projects.”

Charlotte, Engineering Apprentice

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Course frequently asked questions

Yes. Should you require support with the application process you can contact our Entry Talent team at deshr-etcoe-recruitment@mod.gov.uk

DE&S is currently operating a Smarter Working Policy, where hybrid working may be available depending on your placement/project.

However, we cannot specifically advise in advance of you joining the organisation. It could mean being situated in office three times a week, or twice a month. We strongly encourage face-to-face collaboration to network with your peers and gain further experience.

You will be able to discuss your daily working hours with your Delivery Manager on starting.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a place to those who do not meet the entry requirements for the scheme.

Please contact our Entry Talent team at deshr-etcoe-recruitment@mod.gov.uk

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