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Ministry of Defence

Our company in a nutshell

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we must meet a complex range of threats and challenges in a rapidly changing world. We must adapt to stay ahead and shape our capability to address tomorrow's threats, not yesterday's. We will build more versatile and agile forces for the future, and ensure our people have what they need to do what we ask of them. We cannot do everything on our own, so we must work effectively with our allies and partners.

Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate Scheme

The DESG graduate scheme is probably the best graduate development scheme for engineers and scientists in the UK.
The UK needs modern battle winning forces to defend its interests and to contribute to strengthening international peace and security. Cutting edge engineering and science is a critical component in supporting this effort.

The DESG graduate scheme is a carefully structured but flexible training programme; enabling each graduate to get the most from a series of work placements (that includes placements with private industry).

Through this unique scheme you'll gain the best on-the-job experience be able to achieve chartered status within just four years.

We offer you:

• considerable investment in your development
• placements in the UK and abroad; development opportunities that are not available in private industry
• a competitive salary, starting at £25,382 and rising to approximately £30,000 after 24 months
• the fastest available route to chartered or incorporated engineer status
• a personal mentor and dedicated development team to help you undertake a personalised development plan
• depending on your background and career choice, we may offer further paid education to Masters level
• a rich variety of truly rewarding future careers

MOD projects are fascinating, valuable, unique and sometimes highly classified. Our home base is in the best city in the UK!

Over 95% of graduates completing the graduate scheme would recommend it to a friend or sibling.

Career Opportunities & Training

The DESG graduate scheme graduate scheme is accredited by: IMechE, IET, IMarEST, RINA, RAeS and IOP and has been an industry leader for almost thirty years, launching hundreds of graduates into satisfying careers in engineering and science.

Find out more about the scheme and apply HERE.

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