A glimpse of what our graduate schemes offer

Our graduates come from all backgrounds, but they all have one thing in commonundeniable talent. We need your skills, your drive, your ambition. We need the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Our graduate schemes are designed to enhance your skills and test your knowledge. As you do  work that matters to the nation, we’ll support you to make sure your talent shines.

We offer lots of excellent benefits at DE&S to ensure that everyone feels supported, empowered and rewarded for their work. 

  • Work-life balance – Flexible working where possible. 25 days annual leave +1 day a year up to 30 days. Plus 9 public and privilege holiday days annually
  • Financial – Impressive c.27% employer pension contribution, a competitive salary and the potential of earning performance-related rewards
  • Discounts – Join our partner organisations and save on: Holiday and travel, clothes, motoring, sport and leisure, entertainment and many more

Check out all of our employee benefits – Little Big Book of Benefits

Funded nationally recognised qualifications to aid your professional training and development.

You’ll have the opportunity to move into a permanent position, if you’re successful in completing your scheme. In fact, many of our graduates gain promotions and continue with more specialised study such as a master’s degree. 

You’ll learn from the best in the business, and have access to specialist training by people who are experts in their field 

A dedicated manager and support network throughout your graduate scheme 

Our current graduate opportunities

Finance and Accounting Graduate Scheme

Location – Bristol.

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Corporate Services Group Graduate Scheme

Location – Bristol.

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Project Delivery Graduate Scheme

Location – Bristol.

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Engineering Graduate Scheme

Location – Bristol.

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Operational Delivery Operations Management Graduate Scheme

Location – Bristol.

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Operational Delivery Supply Chain Management Graduate Scheme

Location – Bristol.

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Our graduate application process

Found the graduate scheme for you? Great! Complete an initial online application

Submit a full application and upload your CV (please note the specific CV requirements on the job advert). 

Top scoring candidates will be invited to an assessment centre in Bristol, where you’ll undertake an interview and group exercises. This is your chance to shine.  

Congratulations! We think you’ll be a great fit for DE&S. We’ll offer you a place on your chosen graduate scheme subject to you obtaining satisfactory grades, your references, security and health checks.

Before you can join us, we need to check a few things. All our roles require Security Check (SC) security clearance as a minimum. This might take a while, so don’t worry if you don’t hear from us. Once you’ve passed all checks, we’ll be back in touch to arrange your start date and issue your formal paperwork.

What our learners say about working at DE&S

“DE&S is a progressive and developing organisation, that really supports its employees. I feel in safe hands to have a long and successful career here.”

Harry, Operations Manager – Graduate

Developing tomorrow’s talent, today.

Graduates 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

Yes, you can submit an application for more than one role.

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.

DE&S are unable to offer relocation reimbursement fees currently. Depending on the Graduate scheme you have applied for, you may need to relocate to attend our Abbey Wood site in Bristol.

DE&S do not provide accommodation. However, there may be the opportunity to be put in touch with other members of your cohort during the on boarding stage to build relationships and potentially discuss accommodation solutions. This will be included within our Keeping in Touch communications along the way.

You can find starting salary details on the specific scheme web pages. Unfortunately, there are no salary negotiations for our Graduate schemes.

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

DE&S does not offer visa sponsorships for roles under the UK Government’s Right to Work scheme. If you require a visa to be entitled to work in the UK, it is your responsibility to renew your visa to ensure your continued Right to Work. DE&S will not sponsor your visa for any of our graduate schemes.

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

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