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.

DSTL Salisbury, UK
22 Jan, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ About the job Summary Do you want to really make a difference and help protect our front line forces? You could be part of an internationally recognised team We are looking to grow our future technical experts. Join us as an apprentice, earn and gain a degree whilst working alongside some of the worlds experts. In this role you will: The successful candidate will work in the Electronic Warfare Technology and Enterprise (EWTE) Group in Cyber and Information Systems (CIS) Division or the Energetic Technologies Group in the Counter Terrorism and Security Division at Dstl Porton Down as an apprentice and develop skills in: Electrical circuit theory; Basic electrical theory, Electronic components; Design of functional electronic systems and circuits from component level; Health and Safety; Oral and written communications; Structured software programming for embedded software, including testing methodology. Job description We are looking for someone who: • Has a personal interest, aptitude and enthusiasm for engineering, science, problem solving, or similar practical activities • Is inquisitive and has the desire to design and improve on what is currently possible. • Has a proven track record of effective team working • Has the ability to prioritise effectively • Has the ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders • Is comfortable working outside in all weathers (we will provide appropriate personal protective equipment) • Has the ability to produce, update and maintain records and documentation. • Has the ability to coordinate and task others • Has demonstrable examples of problem solving • Can anticipate problems with equipment, identify solutions and solve straightforward problems • Has examples of working independently Responsibilities During your apprenticeship, you will be involved with work supporting our colleagues such as the Home Office, MoD, National Crime Agency, Army, Navy and other government departments, as part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop and learn about the exciting work of Dstl. You will be encouraged and supported through the programme to take ownership of your development through Independent Learning to realise your full potential. This Apprenticeship will consist of a mixture of academic learning through block release at University and practical work within various groups with Dstl. Ideally you will have an interest in technical hobbies such as computer programming using Arduino and Raspberry Pi, amateur radio, radio control modelling or robotics and skills including soldering, antenna design or building computers. Some of the skills you could develop within this role include: • Analogue and digital electronics practical experience and theoretical knowledge • RF circuit design and implementation • Hardware, Software and Firmware design and implementation • Digital signal processor and Field Programmable Gate Array design and implementation • Software Programming and Embedded Software analysis • Ability to use standard electronic test equipment • Knowledge of Electronic Warfare tools and techniques • Mathematical modelling and data processing In addition to your technical skills, you will be able to think systematically, logically, and creatively; you will have a natural desire to understand how things work and why they perform as they do; you will be able to communicate effectively; and you will be driven by a passion for engineering and technology coupled with the desire to ensure that the United Kingdom armed forces have the best information and equipment possible Qualifications You will need to hold five A*-C Grade GCSEs or equivalent, including English & Maths, A-Level standard, or equivalent, in Mathematics and at least one further STEM based subject, such as Physics, ICT, Computing or Electronics. This could include experience gained through industrial apprentice schemes or military service. Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately dual nationals cannot be considered. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Communicating and Influencing Working Together Delivering at Pace Changing and Improving Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Give an example of a time when you have applied your engineering knowledge to a problem outside of your studies. Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills. This is a funded higher level 6 apprenticeship. If you hold a qualification in a similar subject and is of a higher level, you may not be eligible to undertake the role. The attached job description has full details of the role and the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours required. As part of the application you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. Practice Tests can be found here. You will need to complete these tests before you can finish your application form. The deadline for these tests is 1200 on 11th March 2020. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the Technical questions, the behavioural statements and your statement of suitability. Please see the attached job description for the full requirements of this apprenticeship. If your application is successful, we will invite you to take part in a face to face interview. Applicants invited to interview will undergo a combined Technical and Behavioural based interview which will assess their skills relating to the requirements detailed in the attached job profiles. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Dstlrecruitment email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team: email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions complete by 1200 10th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days. Attachments 20191122_Embedded_Electronics__CIS_Apprentice Opens in new window (docx, 43kB)
DSTL Salisbury, UK
21 Jan, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ Salary £20,972 About the job Summary Do you want to really make a difference? Protect our front line forces? Be part of an internationally recognised team? Develop your programming, applied statistics and communication skills? This role offers you the opportunity to do all of the above, whilst working towards a fully funded BSc degree in Data Science. Dstl is the science, engineering and technology arm of the Ministry of Defence. We exist to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK. We are looking to grow our future technical experts. Data Science is a broad and fast-moving field spanning maths and statistics, software engineering and communications. Data Scientists blend experience and knowledge from a wide range of fields and organisations, and continuously seek to expand their range of technical skills. Data Scientists find information in diverse datasets to address complex problems and improve organisational processes. They are inquisitive, they explore and visualise data of all kinds, find and present ‘stories’ within the data in a meaningful way to a range of technical and non-technical audiences. They make recommendations to inform strategic and operational decision making through sourcing, accessing and manipulating data, and engineering data processes. They identify and address data biases, and handle private data ethically and appropriately, complying with (inter)national privacy regulations. They use the insights gathered about the data they have analysed to inform and achieve organisational goals. They achieve desired outcomes by planning, organising and managing resources effectively. Job description Work within the Intelligence Systems and Analytics (ISA) Group in Cyber and Information Systems (CIS) Division at Dstl Porton Down as a degree apprentice and develop skills across the field of Data Science as applied to the UK armed forces and the UK Defence Enterprise. Dstl Data scientists provide high impact expertise to MOD, Security Agencies and across UK Government departments. We are primarily focussed on developing the best data science tools and techniques to improve the processing and exploitation of information to support national security through improved intelligence products. Completion of a fully funded Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Data Science through the University of Kent will be undertaken by block release, which may include blocks of training, over a period up to 3 years. More information about this degree standard can be found here .  Responsibilities Qualifications Essential You will need to hold five A*-C Grade GCSEs or equivalent, including English & Maths, as well as three A-Level standard, or equivalent qualifications, in Mathematics and at least one further STEM based subject. Other relevant or prior experience will also be considered, this could include experience gained through industrial apprentice schemes or military service Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately dual nationals cannot be considered. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Developing Self and Others Working Together Communicating and Influencing Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Detail a project or task you have worked on which has involved using skills that relate to the Data Scientist apprenticeship. Tell us what you think your personal qualities are and how these can be demonstrated in the apprenticeship Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills. This is a funded level 6 apprenticeship. If you hold a qualification in a similar subject and is of a higher level, you may not be eligible to undertake the role. Further details of the apprenticeship can be found here . As part of the application you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. Practice Tests can be found here . You will need to complete these tests before you can finish your application form. The deadline for these tests is 1200 on 11th March 2020. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the Technical questions, the behavioural statements and your statement of suitability. Please see the attached job description for the full requirements of this apprenticeship. If your application is successful, we will invite you to take part in a face to face interview. Applicants invited to interview will undergo a combined Technical and Behavioural based interview which will assess their skills relating to the requirements detailed in the attached job profile. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Dstlrecruitment email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team: email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions complete by 1200 11th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days. Attachments Oleeo_DataScientist_CIS_apprentice Opens in new window (docx, 44kB) Oleeo_DataScientist_CIS_apprentice Opens in new window (docx, 44kB)
DSTL Salisbury, UK
21 Jan, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ Salary £20,972 About the job Summary Do you want to make a difference? Be part of a supportive team? Dstl is responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology for the benefit of UK defence and security, across government. In our work, we partner with other brilliant people – collaborating with everyone from small companies and world-class universities, to large defence organisations and other nations. Together, we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research. In order to achieve this Dstl employs some of the world's brightest people. We're always on the lookout for talented, creative, dedicated and innovative individuals to join us. Every single person, role, and team in our organisation plays its part in helping us keep the country safe. We have requirements for people to join our Counter Terrorism and Security Division (CT&S) to undertake an Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives Degree Apprenticeship Job description We are looking for someone who: • Has a personal interest, aptitude and enthusiasm for engineering, science, problem solving, or similar practical activities • Is inquisitive and has the desire to design and improve on what is currently possible. • Has a proven track record of effective team working • Has the ability to prioritise effectively • Has the ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders • Is comfortable working outside in all weathers (we will provide appropriate personal protective equipment) • Has the ability to produce, update and maintain records and documentation. • Has the ability to coordinate and task others • Has demonstrable examples of problem solving • Can anticipate problems with equipment, identify solutions and solve straightforward problems • Has examples of working independently Responsibilities During your apprenticeship, whether you are involved with work supporting our colleagues such as the Home Office, MoD, National Crime Agency, Army, Navy and other government departments, you will be part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop and learn about the exciting work of Dstl. You will be encouraged and supported through the programme to take ownership of your development through Independent Learning to realise your full potential. This Apprenticeship will consist of a mixture of academic learning through block release at University and practical work within various groups with Dstl. During the Apprenticeship programme you will follow one of 4 pathways depending on your natural skills : • Technical Professional • Safety Professional • Breakdown and disposal Professional • Test and Evaluation Professional This Apprenticeship is a tremendous opportunity to develop a practical and academic understanding of the underlying technical abilities required that will enable you to access further opportunities to develop your career path. During the programme you will work across the different Counter Terrorism and Security Division areas: Energetic Technologies The core expertise of the Energetics Technologies Group (ETG) lies in the science of explosives and weapons for the purpose of evaluating threats and keeping Britain safer. The group uses a range of scientific and engineering methods including laboratory, field testing (trials) and physics-based modelling to inform the provision and assurance of solutions that contribute to making Britain safer. Energetics Analysis The Energetics Analysis Group has a broad remit delivering three key capabilities: Explosives Detection - supporting the UK ability to detect, identify and analyse explosives and related materials through one or more of the following areas: • Analytical chemistry and physics based techniques • Animal Behavioural Science (e.g. scientific support to use of trained detection dogs) • Laboratory and trials based assessments The Energetics Analysis Group is also the focal point for the STEM Futures scheme within the CT&S Division. The scheme looks to provide a talent pipeline addressing specific skills gaps and makes use of links with industry and academia to provide placements to support this. Policing and Security The Policing and Security Group provides technical support to crime and security programmes and has five capabilities teams: • Contraband and Threat Detection – Detection of criminal and terrorist ‘contraband’ such as weapons, explosives through to alcohol and tobacco, • Forensics and Identity – Fingerprint capabilities • Frontline Equipment – Operational technologies (such as helmets, body armours) and Frontline Service search and surveillance support • Secure Infrastructure – Physical and technological barriers to protect critical national infrastructure • Technical Intelligence and Investigation – Digital investigation capabilities. Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately dual nationals cannot be considered. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Communicating and Influencing Working Together Delivering at Pace Managing a Quality Service Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Give an example of a time when you have applied your engineering knowledge to a problem outside of your studies. Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills. This is a funded higher level 6 apprenticeship. If you hold a qualification in a similar subject and is of a higher level, you may not be eligible to undertake the role. The attached job description has full details of the role and the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours required. As part of the application you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. You will need to complete these tests before you can finish your application form. The deadline for these tests is 1200 on 11th March 2020. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the Technical questions, the behavioural statements and your statement of suitability. Please see the attached job description for the full requirements of this apprenticeship. If your application is successful, we will invite you to take part in a face to face interview. Applicants invited to interview will undergo a combined Technical and Behavioural based interview which will assess their skills relating to the requirements detailed in the attached job profile. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Dstlrecruitment email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team: email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions complete by 1200 10th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days.
DSTL Fareham, UK
21 Jan, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham, Hampshire PO17 6AD Salary £20,972 About the job Summary This is a unique apprenticeship opportunity in Dstl, a Ministry of Defence Agency, for a Data Analyst within the Defence and Security Analysis Division. This job comes with excellent future career prospects in Data Science, Analysis and the Defence Enterprise. Successful candidates will complete a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship– studying for a BSc whilst working for Dstl on an array of interesting military projects. You will have the opportunity to work across a number of project areas that span the breadth of the UK’s Defence and Security environment, including: the Air and Maritime; Modelling and Simulation, Wargaming and statistics; Policy analysis and support; and Human and Social Sciences. You will have the opportunity to apply all aspects of the Degree Apprenticeship Standard to help real decisions to be made on current and future Defence systems and capabilities. You will also have the opportunity to use our tried and tested models and tools - we also expect you to help us to introduce new novel techniques and analysis! We work with the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence and Other Government Departments to ensure intelligent decision-making is at the heart of the UK Defence and Security. We also work with partners in industry, academia and internationally to develop and provide a broad range of impartial, innovative, evidence-based analysis and human science advice to support high priority decision-making on critical policies and capabilities. And we want you to be a part of this too! Job description We are looking for someone who has; A desire to develop their Data Analysis skills, start a career in Operational Analysis and provide invaluable support to decision-makers through the provision of clear evidence. This is a development post and you will spend approximately 20% of your time on the off-site training scheme. Initially, your position will mostly require you to provide analysis support to those delivering timely and evidence-based advice to Customers and Stakeholders, both internal and external, across all levels of the Ministry of Defence and UK Security; however, as you progress we will give you the opportunity for you to deliver the evidence directly to the Customers and Stakeholders. Qualifications •Minimum of 3 ‘A’ levels or equivalent with at least one in a STEM-based field. •5 GCSEs including English and Mathematics. •Computer literacy and knowledge of MS Office applications. Responsibilities In this role you will: • Understand how and where relevant data can be collected and collated to enable meaningful analysis to be conducted with it in support of higher-level questions and requirements. • Having collated data use selected or developed appropriate techniques to manipulate the data effectively to enable easy interpretation and use by others. • Develop the skills to be able to apply suitable visualisation tools and techniques for presentation to the customer, either from within or outside of Dstl, in the most suitable format. • Through the application of the Dstl standards, policy and protocols to your work ensure that Dstl maintains its reputation of integrity, impartiality, and quality of output. • Be an accountable member of a team helping Dstl remain a great place to work. • Show, as an individual, you are developing and applying the skills being taught both within Dstl and during off-site training throughout your apprenticeship. Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately, dual nationals cannot be considered. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Delivering at Pace Working Together Communicating and Influencing We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form: Delivering at Pace Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Detail a project or task you have worked on which has involved using skills that relate to the Data Analyst apprenticeship. Tell us what you think your personal qualities are and how these can be demonstrated in the apprenticeship Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfills their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is a  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills. This is a funded level 6 apprenticeship. If you hold a qualification in a similar subject and is of a higher level, you may not be eligible to undertake the role. For more information about this apprenticeship please go to https://www.solent.ac.uk/courses/apprenticeship/digital-and-technology-solutions we expect you to take the Software Engineering Pathway As part of the application, you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. Practice Tests can be found here . You will need to complete these tests before you can finish your application form. The deadline for these tests is 1200 on 11th March 2020. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the Technical questions, the behavioural statements and your statement of suitability. Please see the attached job description for the full requirements of this apprenticeship. If your application is successful, we will invite you to take part in a face to face interview. Applicants invited to interview will undergo a combined Technical and Behavioural-based interview which will assess their skills relating to the requirements detailed in the attached job profile. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Dstlrecruitment email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team: email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions complete by 1200 11th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days.   Attachments Oleeo_Data_Analyst_Apprentice Opens in new window (docx, 57kB)
DSTL Salisbury, UK
21 Jan, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP4 0JQ Salary £13,750 About the job Summary Dstl provides in-Government Science and technology support on highly sensitive issues of national security, working with colleagues across government as well as international organisations. We're always on the lookout for talented, creative, dedicated and innovative individuals to join us. Every single person, role, and team in our organisation plays its part in helping us keep the country safe. We currently have requirements for Electronic Technical Apprentices to join our team from September 2020 on an advanced level apprenticeship. There are two entry levels for this apprenticeship dependent upon qualifications. Level 1 (4 years duration) Level 2 (2 years duration). Job description During your apprenticeship, whether you are involved with work supporting our colleagues such as the Home Office, MoD, National Crime Agency, Army, Navy and other government departments, you will be part of a supportive team with the opportunity to develop and learn about the exciting work of Dstl. You will be encouraged and supported through the programme to take ownership of your development through Independent Learning to realise your full potential. This Apprenticeship will consist of a mixture of classroom-based learning and practical work within an engineering/electronic workshop, taught through a structured training program (duration dependent upon entry-level qualification). You will be following the pathway detailed below: The electronic pathway you will learn electronics, fault finding, testing equipment, and calibration of equipment, a basic understanding of mechanical manufacturing and CAD design. This Apprenticeship is a tremendous opportunity to develop a practical and academic understanding of the underlying technical abilities required that will enable you to access further opportunities to develop your career path. Responsibilities We are looking for someone who has: • Existing knowledge and understanding of electronic engineering/technology. • A desire and the ability to learn new concepts. • A passion for problem-solving and understanding how things work Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately, dual nationals cannot be considered. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Communicating and Influencing Delivering at Pace Working Together Developing Self and Others Managing a Quality Service Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Explain a time you have used your engineering skills outside of school/work? Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfills their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills. Full details of the entry-level requirements are in the attached job profile. This is a fully-funded level 3 apprenticeship, If you already hold an equivalent qualification within a similar subject you may not be eligible for this apprenticeship. As part of the application, you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. Please complete the tests straight after completing your application form. We recommend that you complete your online tests by 10th March 2020 to allow you time to complete the full application form. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the Technical question and your statement of suitability. If you are selected for further assessment this will consist of a technical and Behavioral interview lasting approximately 1 hour. There may be the opportunity to see the working area. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Dstlrecruitment email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team: email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions We recommend that you complete by 1200 10th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days. Attachments Oleeo_Technical_Apprenticeship_Electronic_CTS Opens in new window (docx, 53kB)
DSTL Salisbury, UK
21 Jan, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP4 0JQ Salary £13,750 About the job Summary 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 exciting opportunities for Business Administration Support Apprentices to join us. You will be part of a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees based at our Porton Down site near 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. Job description As part of a team, you will provide consistent, high quality general administrative support to the business by working with the wider support team to ensure all aspects of the service are provided in a timely and effective manner to the User Community. Your role will be to act as the first point of contact for internal requests for administrative assistance for both general business and project administrative support activities, providing the response within corporate guidelines. Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity, giving you the chance they deserve to get on and fulfil your potential. Dstl apprenticeships give you the opportunity to earn while you learn. The training programme is designed to enable you to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills required for a range of roles across the organisation. Responsibilities In this role you will; In this role you will: - Support the delivery of key business and operational activities (e.g. assets, risk and accommodation management, HR Reports, Timesheets) - Support and facilitate highly effective stakeholder meetings. - Support for evidence-based decision making through the collation and provision of timely and accurate business information. - Maintain SharePoint information, administering access permissions and maintain stakeholder contact information. - Ensure that Division information is accessible, accurate and controlled to meet Dstl’s information management policies. - Organisation of UK & International Travel. - Maintain awareness of relevant briefings, changes to procedures and policies that may impact the Division. - Adhere to the Civil Service principles to demonstrate resilience within the capability as well as across the wider Operations community. - Ensure that levels of service are maintained during periods of absence. Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately, dual nationals cannot be considered. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Delivering at Pace Making Effective Decisions Working Together Managing a Quality Service We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form: Working Together​  Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfills their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability and Experience. Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment for this apprenticeship. This is a fully-funded Level 3 Apprenticeship, If you hold an equivalent level qualification in a similar subject then you may not be eligible to undertake this apprenticeship. As part of the application, you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. Please complete tests straight after completing the first part of your application form. Practice Tests can be found here . We recommend that you complete your online tests by 10th March 2020 to allow you time to complete the full application form. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the behavioural statements and your statement of suitability. If you are selected for further assessment this will consist of a Behavioral interview lasting approximately 1 hour. There may be an opportunity to see the working area. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Dstlrecruitment email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team: email: dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions complete by 1200 11th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days. Attachments Oleeo_Business_Admin_apprentice Opens in new window (docx, 40kB)
DSTL Portsdown West, Fareham, Salisbury
21 Jan, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Location Dstl Portsdown West, Fareham, Hampshire PO17 6AD and Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JQ About the job Summary Do you want a role where you can show off your organisational skills? We have exciting opportunities to join Dstl as an Associate Project Manager Apprentice. As an Associate Project Manager apprentice at Dstl you will have the opportunity to work with our Project Managers in delivering science and technology and corporate projects which support Defence stakeholders. You will be exposed to the major Project Management processes and provide a key role in supporting the successful execution of these. We are looking for someone who has: • An interest in pursuing a career in project management • An interest in science and technology • Is passionate about supporting the Ministry of Defence and protecting our country. • Is able to work with Microsoft Excel and can learn Microsoft Project. • Is able to work with minimal guidance. • Has good attention to detail. • Is able to work on a variety of tasks. Job description In this role you will: • Maintain the project documentation and information to provide control and ensure availability of records in accordance with the Dstl’s Management System • Act as the first point of contact, responding to internal requests relating to the project documentation, providing and/or coordinating information for corporate requirements. • Maintain an up to date knowledge of the project to be able to present briefs in the absence of the Project Manager. • Maintain awareness of corporate project management procedures, identifying necessary changes required in the control of projects where appropriate. • Coordinate the planning and scheduling of project management requirements and reviews, liaising with all relevant project team members and customers. • Monitor and update financial data, raising issues for review, and proposing options/mitigation, to enable accurate forecasting and financial control through accurate reporting. • Support the planning, preparing and reviewing of project documentation, collating issues arising for resolution and collecting lessons learned. There are opportunities to work across 3 of our main divisions - Defence Security and Analysis, Platform Systems and our Operations Divisions. You will be enrolled onto a higher level apprenticeship programme, where you will embed your learning into your day job as an associate project manager. Classroom-based learning will take place with our external training provider over a period of up to 2 years. You will work with an experienced team alongside some of the world's experts in their field. You will gain experience and knowledge of the unique work that Dstl is at the forefront of. Responsibilities Qualifications Essential • Minimum age requirement is 18 years • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or higher including English and Maths (or equivalent), and hold a minimum of 120 UCAS points or equivalent / A Level or Level 3 qualification in a similar subject. • Either before or during the apprenticeship, apprentices will be required to achieve Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths prior to taking end point assessment (EPA). Skills Essential • Understanding of Project Management. • Awareness of budgeting and resource allocation. • Commercial awareness. • Able to work with Excel and to learn Microsoft Project. Desirable • Understanding of the Defence and Security context of the UK. • Understanding of Dstl. • Awareness of the capability and S&T disciplines required to deliver the requirements. Important Information The security of our work means that only UK nationals who have also resided in the UK for the last 5 years (10 years for certain roles) can be considered. Some roles will require Developed Vetting (DV). Unfortunately, dual nationals cannot be considered. There may be the opportunity to convert this role to a permanent position. Behaviours We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Leadership Communicating and Influencing Working Together Developing Self and Others Technical skills We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Give an example of a project or task you have worked on which has involved using skills that relate to this apprenticeship. Tell us about a time you have taken responsibility for a project or team and what you had to do to reach the desired outcome Benefits We'll provide a great range of benefits including; • Flexible working • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay • Chartership and accreditation support • Pension • Generous annual leave • A competitive salary • Excellent learning and development • Onsite gyms and restaurants • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out. Our Diversity Networks Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfills their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work. These include the following; - Sexual Orientation and Gender Network - Faith and Culture Network - Parents and Carer Support Network - Alternative Working Network - Gender Equality Network - New Starters Network - Enabled Network Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is  security check . Selection process details This vacancy is using  Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills. This is a funded higher level 4 apprenticeship. If you hold a qualification in a similar subject and is of a higher level, you may not be eligible to undertake the role. As part of the application you will be required to complete Verbal Reasoning & Numerical Reasoning Ability Tests. You will require internet connection to complete these. The tests are offered in order one after the other so once you have successfully completed the first ability test, you will be invited to start the second. Each test should take about 45 minutes to complete so you will need to allow approximately 1.5 hours to complete all of them. You will need to complete these tests before you can finish your application form. The deadline for these tests is 1200 on 10th March 2020. Your application will be assessed on your answers to the Technical questions, the behavioural statements and your statement of suitability. Please see the attached job description for the full requirements of this apprenticeship. If your application is successful, we will invite you to take part in a face to face interview. Applicants invited to interview will undergo a combined Technical and Behavioural based interview which will assess their skills relating to the requirements detailed in the attached job profile. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality. Working for the Civil Service The  Civil Service Code  sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's  recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Job contact :Name : DstlrecruitmentEmail : dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Recruitment team :Email : dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk Online test instructions complete by 1200 10th March 2020 in order to be able to submit the full application. Further information Should you wish to raise a formal complaint about the Dstl recruitment process you should email dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk stating the nature of the issue. We will respond within 5 working days.