The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is an agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and exists to supply the very best, impartial, scientific and technical research and advice to the MOD and Other Government Departments.

Since Dstl's creation, we have tackled some of the most challenging science and technology problems facing the UK Government and we have developed some exciting solutions. Our work is highly valued by all those we work with, who depend on our advice being the very best for when it really matters.
Dstl is the centre of scientific excellence for the UK Ministry of Defence, housing one of the largest groups of scientists and engineers in public service in the country.

Its 3,500-strong workforce includes some of the nation's most talented and creative scientists.

With the brief to ensure that the UK Armed Forces and Government are supported by world class scientific advice, Dstl delivers defence research, specialist technical services and the ability to track global technological developments.

Its capabilities compare with the best in the world, supporting procurement decisions, defence policy-making and operations.

The Dstl graduate scheme

There are many different career paths available to our staff and, we actively encourage our staff to always be looking for the next step - whether that is promotion, a cross-department move, or a secondment to MOD, Industry or Academia. Within Dstl, staff may seek promotion either through taking up a new role, or via our career level review scheme. This scheme enables staff to apply for promotion without having to take up a new role. Success in the career level process is dependent on the individual being able to prove that they are consistently delivering at a higher level and their role being suitable for a level rise.

Roles available:
- Applied Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Engineering
- Biological and Health Sciences
- Research and Development

What you need:

You must be a UK national and have resided in the UK for the previous five years. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component must be British, you may be required to relinquish your non-British nationality. Some posts are not open to dual nationals, due to the sensitive nature of our work and the need to deploy personnel across a wide range of Dstl projects. Security vetting will also be required.


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