The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is at the heart of the UK’s defence and Security capabilities, ensuring that our vital and unique innovative science and technology contribute to current and future challenges. We provide the UK expertise in a spectrum of engineering and scientific fields. We work with the best people with the best ideas, and apply them in unexpected ways, much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives.
We work at the forefront of defence and security research and innovation, a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment. Taking technology and push it to its limits, using creativity and innovation to solve real world problems for real world customers. Quite simply, this is work that you cannot do anywhere else.
Crucially, we work with other brilliant people – collaborating with everyone from small companies and world-class universities to large defence companies and other nations. Together, we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research, to support UK military operations now and into the future.
Our apprenticeship opportunities range from advanced through to degree level qualifications. All of the programmes offer a mix of classroom based and on the job learning. As an apprentice you will get stuck into real life projects, making a difference to the UK’s defence and security. You will join a supportive team, working alongside some of the world’s experts in their fields gaining a breadth of experience throughout your training.
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