We are proud to offer graduates the opportunity to join what is probably the very best graduate development scheme for engineers and scientists in the UK: The Ministry of Defence, Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate Scheme.

We put a massive investment into your training and development.

Over and above your salary we support your professional development.

The UK needs modern battle winning forces to defend its interests and to contribute to strengthening international peace and security. Cutting edge engineering and science is a critical component in supporting this effort.

The DESG graduate scheme is a carefully structured but flexible training program; enabling each graduate to get the most from a series of work placements (that includes placements with private industry). Through this unique scheme each graduate is able to further their professional development - making it possible for you to gain tremendous engineering or science experience and to achieve chartered status within just four years.

The Defence Engineering and Science Group Graduate Scheme leads to careers within the Defence Equipment and Support area of the Ministry of Defence.

Our prestigious graduate scheme is accredited by: IMechE, IET, IMarEST, RINA, RAeS and IOP and has been an industry leader for almost thirty years, launching hundreds of graduates into satisfying careers in engineering and science.

Other Benefits

The DESG Scheme invests very heavily in your professional training and development and also gives you

  • Absorbing professional workl
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • The possibility of international travel
  • Pensions
  • Generous annual leave and privilege holidays,
  • Sports and social opportunities and much more…