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Company Profile - Ministry of Defence, Engineering and Science Group

Overview

The UK requires modern, battle winning forces to defend its interests and to contribute to strengthening international peace and security. These forces increasingly depend on scientific and technological advances to maintain their ability to operate effectively.

Who are we?

The Ministry of Defence, Engineering and Science Group. Organisation Description: Government Department. The DESG is the team of thousands of engineers and scientists within the MoD.

Career Opportunities

An accelerated path to Chartered or incorporated status in your engineering or science profession; with the DESG it’s possible for you to achieve professional Chartership in just four years. A truly rewarding career. MoD projects are fascinating, valuable, unique.

Training and Development

An accelerated path to Chartered or incorporated status in your engineering or science profession; with the DESG it’s possible for you to achieve professional Chartership in just four years. A truly rewarding career. MoD projects are fascinating, valuable, unique.

What we look for

Degree Disciplines required: A multitude of engineering disciplines and science with an emphasis on physics.

What we offer

  • Salary and Pensions
    The salary for Graduates' entering the Scheme (from August 2010) is £24,130 rising to £29,258 on successful completion of the Graduate Scheme. These figures are subject to annual review in August each year.
  • Working Hours
    Staff may choose between working standard hours or flexible working hours. The flexi system allows staff to vary the time they start or leave work. Unless employed on a part-time basis, staff are expected to work a five-day week of forty-two hours, which includes meal breaks.
  • Sports and Social
    The Civil Service Sports Club gives you access to many excellent facilities and events and there is an annual sports day where you can meet people from different departments. A programme of sporting events throughout the year includes golf, rugby, badminton, darts, athletics, angling, chess and many more.
  • Holidays
    There are 25 days annual leave holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service, plus 10 days of privilege and public holidays a year.
  • Families
    We offer a first-rate maternity/paternity package and workplace nurseries. After maternity leave there may also be opportunities to work part time.

How to apply

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