Cyber and Information Systems Degree Apprenticeship at DSTL

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About DSTL

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that our innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK. We provide the UK Government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis – much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives.

Cyber and Information Systems Degree Apprenticeship

Do you have a passion for technology? At Dstl we're looking for people that live and breath technology. Maybe you have a flare for:

  • Creativity
  • Systems thinking
  • Innovation
  • Digital embracement

As an apprentice you will be joining our team of highly skilled and dedicated employees based at our Porton Down site in Salisbury.

The role of a Cyber Degree Apprentice will be integral to supporting the development of the UK’s cyber, security and defence capabilities. Embracing your part in a team is an important attribute integral to develop and deliver scientific, software or engineering solutions to defence & security issues. You will know that the work you contribute to will have impact and plays an important part in better protecting us all.

At the end of the scheme you will have had a good mix of academic and work-based learning experiences to ensure you develop the skills that will support you and the organisation in the future.


  • 25 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Flexible working increasing that work life balance
  • An on-site gym
  • Restaurants & other facilities

We’re also very keen on doing our bit for the environment with a number of benefits to improve sustainability through corporate responsibility with many initiatives also helping with travels costs

  • Free shuttle bus to and from site through Salisbury
  • A fleet of electric cars for business travel
  • Electric vehicle charging points (business and personal)

If you were to graduate as Dstl apprentice you would:

  • Build no typical tuition fees
  • Work and learn for 4 years
  • Achieve a Level 6/BSc Degree Cyber apprenticeship

All posts require standard Security Clearance (SC). This role is only open to UK Nationals. Due to the sensitivity of the work, you will need to be able to meet the minimum requirements for Developed Vetting (DV) and for this you will have had to reside in the UK for the previous 10 years.

Starting salary is circa £20,500 per annum and the apprenticeship is on a 4 year fixed term basis.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button below. To find the role, select 'Show more' and enter the following reference number: 1572368

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