Engineering Apprenticeship – Mechanical and Electrical at DSTL

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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.

Engineering Apprenticeship – Mechanical and Electrical

Dstl employs some of the world’s brightest people. We are always on the lookout for talented, dedicated, creative and innovative individuals to join us.

We have an exciting opportunity for Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Apprentices to join us from September 2017. You will be part of a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees based at our Porton Down site in Salisbury.

You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field, and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.

Join us and you’ll get access to an excellent training programme that will put you on the path to a successful career in engineering.

The NVQ level 3 Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic apprenticeship will be a structured programme on a 3 year fixed term appointment with the potential to offer full-time employment if appropriate.

Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity, giving young people and adults the chance they deserve to get on and fulfil their potential. Dstl apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn while you learn. We have a diverse and inclusive workforce making us an employer of choice.

At Dstl, as well as a rewarding career in defence science and technology, we operate a broad total reward and recognition package including:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • flexible working
  • an on-site gym
  • restaurants & other facilities

As a member of the 5% club, we’re committed to ensuring that 5% of our workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on a structured programme over the next five years.

Starting salary is circa: £12,500 per annum

Applicants are required to be at least 16 years old and hold 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grade C or above, which must include Maths, English and at least one science.

Due to the reserved nature of this role, it is only open to UK Nationals who have lived in this country for more than five years. All posts require standard Security Clearance (SC). 

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