Dstl is responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology for the benefit of UK defence and security, across government. In our work, we partner with other brilliant people – collaborating with everyone from small companies and world-class universities, to large defence organisations and other nations. Together, we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research.
During this three-year apprenticeship, you’ll support colleagues from the Home Office and MoD, right through to the National Crime Agency and the Army. Depending on your interests, you’ll develop your skills on either an electronic or mechanical pathway. If you chose to go down an electronic route, you’ll learn about everything from fault finding, equipment testing and CAD design. With a mechanical focus, you’ll discover the ins and outs of machining materials and sheet metalwork fabrication. On either pathway, you’ll join a supportive team and develop both a practical and academic understanding.
Forward-thinking and passionate, you’ll think creatively and be keen to learn new concepts. You’ll have an understanding of your desired pathway, and an interesting in coding if considering electronics. This’ll be supported by at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above – with qualifications in maths, English and one science discipline. A natural problem solver, you’ll tackle challenges confidently and be comfortable with change.
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