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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.

The DESG Graduate Scheme is now open to applications.

How to apply

Current vacancies:

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 £24,370 and rising to £29,856 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.

Scheme information

  1. DESG Graduate Scheme fact sheet

    • 20 November 2013
    • Guidance
  2. DESG graduate scheme: engineering system anchors

    • 22 October 2014
    • Guidance
  3. Defence Engineering and Science Group: graduate trainee

    • 1 March 2011
    • Guidance

Case studies

  1. DESG Graduate Scheme: Andrew

    • 11 February 2013
    • Case study
  2. DESG Graduate Scheme: Caroline

    • 11 February 2013
    • Case study
  3. DESG Graduate Scheme: Emily

    • 11 February 2013
    • Case study
  4. DESG Graduate Scheme: Jacqui

    • 11 June 2013
    • Case study
  5. DESG Graduate Scheme: Vikas

    • 11 February 2013
    • Case study
  6. DESG Graduate Scheme: Zoe

    • 11 February 2013
    • Case study
  1. DESG sponsorship factsheet

    • 14 November 2013
    • Guidance
  2. DESG and Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

    • 18 March 2015
    • Guidance