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Graduate Job Defence Engineering and Science Group - Graduate Scheme

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: MOD Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG)
Reference: GPED2
Salary: Competitive – see the website for full details  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

First Year Location: Various locations throughout UK. Many in Bristol

Vacancies: 110 per annum

Occupational Areas: A range of Engineering and Science Roles

Appropriate Degree Disciplines: Engineering or Science

Application Requirements: 2.2 Degree

Average Starting Salary: Competitive

Start Date: August – December 2010 (some would start early in the New Year)


The MoD also offers:

        • work-life balance,
        • chances for international travel,
        • a competitive salary,
        • flexible working hours,
        • 25 days annual leave – plus 10½ days public and privilege holidays,
        • an excellent pension scheme,
        • sports and social opportunities and much more!


The Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) have what is probably the very best graduate development scheme for Graduate Engineers and Scientists available in the UK: investing over 20k into your individual training and development per year (- this is over and above your salary!)

The Defence Engineering & Science Group is the community of 13,000 professional engineers and scientists working within Ministry of Defence to equip and support the UK Armed Forces with state of the art technology.

The UK needs modern, battle-winning forces to defend it’s 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.

Our forces must, therefore, have equipment and capabilities that give a decisive technological edge over any potential opponent and remain compatible with those of our Allies.

Countering new types of threats as they emerge will be a key challenge to UK forces in the future. We therefore place a premium on the ability to identify and generate innovative technologies, adopt them for military use and integrate them rapidly into platforms, weapon systems and force structures.

        • Do you possess strong problem solving skills?
        • Do you enjoy the thought of working at the cutting edge of technology?
        • Do you have the potential to lead people and work effectively in teams?
        • Do you have a genuine interest in developing yourself to your full personal and professional potential?

If your answer to these questions is ‘Yes’ then the Ministry of Defence could be for you!

The Ministry of Defence offers truly World Class Graduate Opportunities through the DESG Graduate scheme. We will provide you with a package of solid training and work placements - tailored to your individual development needs - and designed to make it possible for you to achieve Chartered status in your profession in just four years. You will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging assignments and there are opportunities throughout the UK and sometimes overseas.

Please see our website for details by clicking 'Apply Now'

Application dates: Open to applications from Sept 2009.

Location: Any Location, East England, East Midlands, London (inner and outer), North East England, North Wales, North West England, Scotland, South East England, South Wales, South West England, UK locations, W

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