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Porton, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Government
Government Agencies
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Unknown
At its core the role of Dstl is to provide battle-winning solutions to the problems of Defence and Security. Integrating the very best of science and technology from wherever it is found, Dstl has always delivered such solutions, maximising the impact of Science and Technology ... Read more

Mission: The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK.

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Reviews

  • "Good employer and interesting projects but lower than average salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Sevenoaks, England
    Current Employee - Intern in Sevenoaks, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting projects, flexi-working, great pension scheme, training provided

    Cons

    lower than average salary for this particular company

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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Photos

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory photo of: Building 5, one of our newest office and laboratory work areas
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory photo of: Dstl
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory photo of: original gas masks
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory photo of: An entry for the Great Egg Race competition
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory photo of: Dstl graduate recruitment fair stand
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory photo of: Dstl range in the smow
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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Interviews

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    Social Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

    Interview

    You will be lied to about the job you are applying for.

    I applied for the graduate social scientist position under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme as I am disabled. I was initially rejected due to "not meeting the minimum criteria". However, when challenging them, saying that I got a distinction at a Master's level, they then turned around and said I did meet their minimum criteria. However, they mentioned that the role I was applying for turned out to be a cyber-psychology position, rather than a "Social Scientist" .

    Basically, they are wasting the time of the vast majority of applicants (and their own team) by not being specific in the roles they are advertising for.

    Providing a realistic preview of the job you are going to do is one of the most basic things in recruiting. Rubbish HR!

    Interview Questions

    • What is the nature of your disability and do you need any special arrangements? I'm not joking.   1 Answer
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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Awards & Accolades

  • Rate My Apprenticeship Top 60 employers, Rate-My-Apprenticeship, 2016
  • Social Media Recruitment Campaign of the Year, Public Sector People Managers Association, 2017
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