Press release

Earn while you learn with a Dstl Apprenticeship

Dstl has launched its 2017 apprenticeship recruitment campaign.

Bethan, Dst mechanical engineering apprenticeship programme graduate
Bethan, who has just graduated from Dstl mechanical engineering apprenticeship programme (Crown Copyright)

Dstl, a world leader in science, technology and innovation, has launched its 2017 apprenticeship recruitment campaign. This year Dstl has 31 vacancies in mechanical engineering, cyber security, software development, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, data analysis and business administration support.

Jade Ward, Dstl’s Apprenticeship Resourcing Adviser said:

Apprenticeships offer a pathway to earn while you learn and gain real hands on work experience without the debt of going to university, that’s one of the reasons why Dstl has expanded its apprenticeship scheme. Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity, giving young people and adults the chance they deserve to get on and fulfil their potential. Dstl is justifiably proud of its nationally recognised apprenticeship scheme. Our scheme is different to most others because our apprentices make a contribution to the security, defence and prosperity of the UK. The fact that many of our former apprentices now hold senior positions in Dstl, the MOD and in the private sector is a reflection of the quality of our scheme.

Bethan, who has just completed her mechanical engineering apprenticeship at Dstl added:

During my apprenticeship I have worked on lots of really interesting high profile and important projects that have made a real difference to the UK’s security, defence and prosperity. Dstl’s apprenticeship scheme is second to none and I would recommend it to anyone. It is a great opportunity to start an exciting career and to earn a good salary at the same time.

The quality of Dstl’s programme for School and College leavers has recently been recognised by All About School Leavers. Dstl’s programme is ranked as the second best in the best public sector and 32nd overall.

All Dstl’s apprentices have the opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications as well as sponsorship towards a degree and post-graduate qualifications.

Dstl’s apprentices are based at our Porton Down site, near Salisbury and Portsdown West site, near Fareham. Dstl has a diverse, inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants.

Apprentices at Dstl enjoy a range of benefits including a competitive salary and 25 days paid leave a year.

The campaign runs until 31 March 2017.

Further details of Dstl’s apprenticeship programme can be found online on the Civil Service Jobs site and Dstl Early Careers Facebook page.

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Published 18 January 2017