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Apprenticeships With dstl

Apprenticeships With DSTL

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 expertise in a spectrum of engineering and scientific fields. We work with the best people with the best ideas, and apply them in unexpected ways, much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives. 

We work at the forefront of defence and security research and innovation, a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment. Taking technology and push it to its limits, using creativity and innovation to solve real world problems for real world customers. Quite simply, this is work that you cannot do anywhere else. 

Crucially, we work with other brilliant people – collaborating with everyone from small companies and world-class universities to large defence companies and other nations. Together, we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research, to support UK military operations now and into the future.

“I enjoy the sense of independence and responsibility for my time at work, I can plan when and where I need to work to get my work projects complete, I enjoy going off site to conduct trails to see a variety of experiments taking place.” – Hayden, Engineering Apprentice

Why would a young person want to apply for this apprenticeship?

We’re keen to develop talent and are looking for enthusiastic people to join us on one of our apprenticeship programmes. Earn a qualification and work alongside some of the world’s experts in their field and gain a breadth of experience working on some unique projects in a welcoming environment.

“A highlight has definitely been a visit to the Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans at HMNB Portsmouth. It was interesting to get on board an in-service Naval vessel and be given a guided tour around all parts of the ship. Personally, I really enjoy the work, I find it interesting and challenging and it’s something I wouldn’t have got from University.” - Louise, Engineering Apprentice

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