The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is at the heart of the UK’s defence and Security capabilities, ensuring that our vital and unique innovative science and technology contribute to current and future challenges. We provide the UK Government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis – much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives. Like creating digital honeypots that replicate petrol pump systems to discover hackers’ methods, our ideas and solutions can come from anywhere.

Dstl offers a range of apprenticeships including programmes in Engineering, Science, Data Analysis, Cyber Security and Business Administration. Our apprenticeships range from intermediate to degree level. We offer competitive salaries and partner with top UK universities to create a unique and fulfilling apprenticeship experience.

At Dstl, you’ll find a workforce of respected scientists and professionals. Our team also collaborate on research and projects with some of the most talented professionals and academics in the world. You will receive a combination of on the job and formal training throughout your apprenticeship, if you work hard, show passion and enthusiasm you will get to progress, with a chance of working on some really exciting projects!

Dstl operates a broad total reward and recognition package including 25 days annual leave, flexible working and an on-site gym.



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