DESG Graduate Scheme

Information about the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate Scheme and case studies.

Spend 2 to 3 years developing yourself at our expense. The DESG graduate scheme is probably the best graduate development scheme for engineers and scientists in the UK.

DESG will be re-opening for graduate applications very shortly, probably during week commencing 24 October 2016. Please watch this space.

How to apply

Please note: The DESG Graduate Scheme now accepts a minimum of a 2.2 degree.

More information about us can be found in our ‘Defence Engineering and Science Group leaflet’.

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 £25,077 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.

Apply here for DESG sponsorship

Scheme information

  1. DESG Graduate Scheme fact sheet

    • Guidance
  2. DESG graduate scheme: engineering system anchors

    • Guidance
  3. Defence Engineering and Science Group: graduate trainee

    • Guidance

Case studies

  1. DESG Graduate Scheme: Andrew

    • Case study
  2. DESG Graduate Scheme: Caroline

    • Case study
  3. DESG Graduate Scheme: Emily

    • Case study
  4. DESG Graduate Scheme: Jacqui

    • Case study
  5. DESG Graduate Scheme: Vikas

    • Case study
  1. DESG sponsorship factsheet

    • Guidance
  2. DESG and Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

    • Guidance