Corporate Services Group Graduate Scheme2023-11-28T11:01:39+00:00

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Applications open: Late 2024

What is the DE&S Corporate Services Group Graduate Scheme?

Looking for a graduate scheme to put your business acumen to the test? Look no further. The CSG Graduate Scheme offers you an opportunity like no other. You’ll develop your skills through hands-on learning and comprehensive training tailored to you. You’ll undertake two placements with teams that help procure and support equipment for our Armed Forces while you study towards a professional qualification.

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:

  • An honours degree in any recognised subject (minimum 2:2). A degree at a grade of 2:1 or higher and experience relevant to your chosen scheme would be desirable

If you are in your final academic year, you are encouraged to apply with your predicted grades. Evidence of the above qualifications will be required as part of your pre-employment checks before a formal offer can be made.

It’s also beneficial for your CV to demonstrate any relevant or transferable experience. We’re looking for talented, motivated and enthusiastic graduates to start their careers with us in DE&S and become the future leaders in their field.

What you’ll do

The scheme covers five different areas of the Corporate Services Group, each with training tailored to support you in developing your expertise:

Business Support (incorporating Business Change) offers experience in both business support and change roles across different areas of DE&S.

Security Management supports and enables the operational success of the Armed Forces and wider MoD by protecting the people, information and physical assets needed to deliver it. Includes study towards the Certificate in Security Management from the Security Institute.

Quality Management focuses on ensuring effective systems of governance are in place, such as internal assurance and audit programmes, while creating a culture of continual improvement. Includes study towards both practitioner status of the Chartered Quality Institute and accredited Internal Auditor qualification.

The Policy Profession supports senior officials and Government Ministers on parliamentary matters and high-profile issues affecting DE&S. Includes comprehensive training for MOD-policy professionals.

Occupational Health and Safety and Environment (OHSE) offers the opportunity to develop expertise that ensures we all work safely and within regulations. Includes study towards the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Managing Safety qualification.

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What our learners say about working for DE&S

“I’ve gained invaluable experiences in different departments. Overall fantastic experience, enormous amount learnt and would recommend to anyone.”

Ciaran, Marine Engineer – Graduate

Developing tomorrow’s talent, today.

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. As this is a graduate scheme we 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.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate scheme, learners will deploy at Senior Technical Specialist 1.

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

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