Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives Degree Apprenticeship (level 6)

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury

Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives Degree Apprenticeship (level 6)



Posted by on December 18, 2023.



Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury SP4 0JQ

About the job

Job summary

  • Are you looking for a rewarding career in Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME) within defence science and technology?
  • Do you want to be a member of a diverse community of scientists and engineers?
  • Are you looking for the opportunity to earn a wage and gain hands on experience whilst studying towards an industry recognised degree?

If so then an Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives degree apprenticeship is for you. Join us at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and help us push the boundaries of technology advancements and new concepts. You will share our core values of collaborationinnovation and impact to consistently challenge the norms, embrace diversity and reward creativity.

Your apprenticeship will see you gain exposure to innovative technologies and build an in-depth understanding of how Scientists and Engineers shape the future of national defence and security.

Job description

  • Join a cohort of likeminded apprentices in Counter-Terrorism & Security (CTS), contributing to projects that make a real difference.
  • Develop and learn new skills whilst working alongside friendly experts within CTS.
  • Embrace the opportunity for new experiences as you work in different teams, within CTS, wider Dstl and industry partners in placements designed to support your studies.
  • Work with friendly Subject Matter Experts to deliver scientific, analytical and engineering solutions safely.
  • Network with academic, industry and governmental partners across the world to contribute towards research.
  • Study and develop your knowledge with our training provider, the University of Wales Trinity St David, where you will attend set study periods throughout each year of your apprenticeship.
  • You will use safe working standards ensuring that you and your colleagues continually develop best practice and safe systems of work, no matter how big or small. You will, follow safety guidelines, respecting and contributing to a strong Dstl safety culture.

Person specification

  • A genuine interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, especially in the field of OME.
  • Enthusiasm about undertaking practical tasks including working outside in all weathers, as well as laboratory environments (we will provide appropriate personal protective equipment).

You will possess these essential skills:

  • A drive for problem solving and out of the box thinking.
  • A basic knowledge of engineering and scientific principles and the motivation to increase this with proactive learning and self-development.
  • Effective communication both verbal and written.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • The confidence working to processes and procedures whilst suggesting improvements for safety and efficiency.

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