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Porton, England
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Government
Government Agencies
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
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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

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    Current Employee - Programmer Director in Salisbury, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Director in Salisbury, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive of staff and career development is well supported
    Work is novel and genuinely unique

    Cons

    Civil Service salary approach means pay rises are hard to come by once in role

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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
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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in December 2019.

    Interview

    I had to complete two online tests (both numerical and verbal reasoning), an online application form and a video interview before being invited to a 2 hour face-to-face interview and assessment day.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you learnt about yourself whilst at University?   Answer Question
    • Technical questions relating to my degree   Answer Question
    • What do you understand about DSTL's role within the defence industry?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Congratulations to all Dstl staff who have been recognised at the Women in Defence UK Awards 2017 and Jenni Henderson, Dstl’s former Transformation Director, on winning the Promotion of Gender Balance Award! Find out more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuFJ

    Dstl victory at Women in Defence UK Awards 2017 - GOV.UK

    Dstl staff have been recognised in the second annual Women in Defence UK Awards.

  • As part of our World Quality Day celebrations we have put together a number of videos about the importance of quality management to us as a business: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuFS #WQD17

    DstlMOD

    The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) maximises the impact of science and technology (S&T) for the defence and security of the UK, supplying sensitive and specialist S&T services for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider government.

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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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