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Defence Equipment & Support

The force behind the armed forces, we are a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively. We also manage the recruitment for our sister organisation – the Submarine Delivery Agency.

  • We employ over 12,000 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors

  • across more than 150 locations around the world

  • and operate with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years


Our people

Our people are our most valuable resource, meet the talented civil servants and military personnel behind our programmes.

Our people

Where do you fit in?

DE&S is made up of 11 functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

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What we do

With a £17B annual budget, we ensure the UK’s armed forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Who we need

Take your first step towards a more rewarding career by checking our benefits package, team bios and latest vacancies.

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Latest news

Find the latest on the DE&S programmes you could be working on, including the procurement and support work we carry out as part of the MOD.

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