Defence Equipment & Support

Programmes Offered: Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7) Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3) Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
Locations: Bristol Bristol
Industry: Business & Administration Accounting Engineering & Manufacturing Transport & Logistics Sales, Marketing & Procurement

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About Defence Equipment & Support

DE&S is a first-class and inspiring organisation, offering unique experiences supporting the UK’s armed forces and delivering some of the world’s most complex projects.

We employ over 11,500 people, and with a budget of over £10 billion, we buy, support and supply vital equipment and services that the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force need to operate effectively.


We offer unique opportunities in Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Project Professional and Corporate Services. However, with us, you won’t just spend your days interacting within one area. DE&S is made up of nine functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. You’ll be working with people from a range of these functions, creating a strong network from the start.

As an integral part of our organisation, you’ll experience tailored training and support across a range of projects all while you’re gaining the qualifications and studying subjects that will help you throughout your career.

Our schemes are accredited by a range of industry bodies including IMechE, IET, IMarEST, RINA, RAeS, IOP for Engineering. Plus CIMA for Finance and Accounting and APM for Project Professionals.

Our People

We employ over 11,500 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors across more than 150 locations around the world

At DE&S, no matter who you are, where you come from, or how you think, we want to see you achieving your aspirations and reaching your full potential. Differences are valued. We want a range of skills, knowledge and backgrounds – because it’s your fresh ideas that will enable us to make innovative business decisions.

Latest Reviews from Defence Equipment & Support

  • Engineering Management Apprentice

    In the first year, it is working at college every day and studying a BTEC Level 3. In the second year, we are in work based placements, but every 2 months we have 2 weeks of studying a HNC. In the thi...

    9 /10
  • Engineering Managment Apprentice

    Currently completing L3 BTEC and L2 PEO work at college. Making sure all assignments meet the deadlines and that i pass the courses in order to progress to a NVQ L3....

    9.5 /10
  • Engineering Managment Apprentice

    Assisting with engineering management tasks of small to large scale projects....

    8.1 /10

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