Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
5 Porton Down
Tel: +44 (0)1980 618484
About Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Dstl is the science and technology arm of the Ministry of Defence. As part of UK Government we do sensitive and specialist work that cannot be done anywhere else! We keep the UK safe and secure by using world-leading science and technology. We’re a world leader in our field with one aim – protecting lives. We have experts making huge scientific advancements, so our work has real value and we’re all extremely dedicated because we keep the country safe and secure.
Why work for us
At Dstl, we harness science and technology to protect our nation – bringing together the best people with the best ideas, and applying them in unexpected ways. Our unique position within defence brings strong links to the armed forces, giving us access and insight to our military personnel and their operational challenges. The solutions we deliver cover everything from long-term research and analysis through to rapid development in support of current operations with the potential to save lives. Working with other government departments, universities and businesses, we develop battle-winning technologies that support UK military operations – now and into the future.
At Dstl, you’ll find a workforce of respected scientists and professionals who specialize in many different science, technology and related disciplines. Our team collaborates on research and projects with some of the most talented professionals and academics in the world.
We aim to develop all of our people to enable them to make a full contribution to meeting our strategic objectives, and to fulfil their own potential on merit. We promote and support the use of a range of flexible working patterns to enable staff to enjoy a healthy work/life balance.
Training and development
We offer an extensive range of technical and professional training that’s relevant for your career and your future ambitions, delivered both in-house and externally. We’ll support you with chartership and accreditation, and fund up to two professional memberships for you each year.
What we are looking for
We’re always looking for the best technical and scientific minds to join us in a range of roles, at all levels across Dstl. You’ll need a relevant qualification in your field and a flair for solving problems and a passion for new technologies who are looking for a career with a difference. But above all, you must want to make a difference now and in the future. Your work here will make a valuable contribution to addressing the ever-changing challenges faced by the UK Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence and the UK government.
We have a variety of roles that we advertise on our website all year round as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities.
UK: Newcastle, Porton Down, Portsdown West, Fort Halstead, Alverstoke, Sandridge Langhurst
Number of employees
Positions recently recruited for
Electronic engineers, data scientists, energetics engineers, underwater C4I expert, radar scientist, commercial manager, operational analysts
Desired degree disciplines/class
A STEM degree
Eligible to work in the UK
How to apply
Apply online at www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk
All year round