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Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is a bespoke trading entity and an arm’s length body of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Employing around 12,000 people and with a budget of £14 billion, DE&S plays a vital role in maintaining military operational capability by acquiring and supporting a wide range of world-class equipment and services.
To continue achieving its goals, DE&S needs people with diverse backgrounds and disciplines to join its team. They will work across all areas, including:
- Project Management
- Project Controls
- Integrated Logistics
- Finance and Accounting
- Information Management and IT
- Human Resources
- Corporate Services
The force behind the armed forces, we are a highly-specialised part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
From the procurement of clothes to carriers and food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively.
We also manage the recruitment for our sister organisation, the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA).
DE&S operates in more than 150 locations around the world, currently has over 600 live projects and employs talented civil servants, military personnel and graduates (entry level employees).
What's on offer
With excellent training opportunities for your continued professional development, DE&S provides the opportunity for a truly rewarding career.
The work we do involves working on complex, interesting and often highly-sensitive projects of great significance and consequence.
We are looking for innovative, talented and focused individuals to join us in being instrumental in defending Britain’s interests both at home and overseas.
DE&S is a first-class and inspiring organisation; offering a unique employee experience supporting the UK’s armed forces and delivering some of the world’s most complex projects.
As well as offering varied and fulfilling careers, DE&S wants to ensure that every single employee feels appreciated and fairly rewarded.
That means having the best possible benefits package, the flexibility to maintain a great work-life balance and the opportunity to achieve your full potential.
Here are just some of the many benefits you could have access to:
- 25 days’ holiday a year, increasing by one day a year to 30 days after five years. In addition, you’ll get eight bank holidays and an extra day off for the Queen’s birthday
- Flexi-time scheme
- Leadership & development schemes
- Subsidised on-site gym (at specific locations)
- Childcare voucher scheme
Headquarters are at Bristol Abbey Wood.
Other locations include but are not limited to London, Barrow-in-Furness, Devonport, Yeovil, Portsmouth, Rosyth, Lincoln and various RAF bases.