DSTL - Cyber and Information Systems Graduate

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£21,500 to £28,000 + benefits
South East, South West, Portsmouth, Salisbury
12th November 2019
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Graduate job

Develop our cyber capabilities in unexpected ways.

About Dstl

We harness science and technology to protect our nation – bringing together the best people with the best ideas, and applying them in unexpected ways. Because we provide the UK government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis, what we do is often sensitive or international in nature. Much is operationally critical and has the potential to save many lives. All of it is incredible.

Together with other brilliant organisations around the country and abroad, we develop battle-winning technologies, and support UK operations now and into the future. Here, you’ll help us establish a world-class cyber capability for the UK. It means applying your computer skills to advance the tools, techniques and tradecrafts we use. It’s all about strengthening our ability to counter-attack in cyberspace.

About the role

Regardless of whether your role is computer science or engineering focused, you’ll hit the ground running and work on a range of projects - from supporting UK military operations, to protecting national infrastructure. For example, you might be tasked with discovering vulnerabilities in electronic hardware or communications technologies. So you’ll often find yourself doing lab-based research, practical technology work, or military systems evaluation.

About you

This isn’t your stereotypical ‘computer hacker’ role – it takes a huge variety of people and skills to achieve our goals. That’s why we need creative and systematic thinkers, who find solutions in novel ways. You’ll have a passion for all things science and technology, and relish working in a complex, challenging environment. Plus, you’ll have an Engineering degree in one of the following areas: Electronic or Electrical Systems, Communications, Software, or Computer Science.


Discover a career that’s unexpected in more ways than one. To find out more, and apply, visit our website.


Provides services in defense research, defense consultancy and defense evaluation. Previously Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA).

DSTL Interview Reviews

  • Research Scientist

    1.7143000364303589/5 17 September 2017

    My initial telephone interview was with a member of the graduate recruitment team, and it lasted 45minutes. After having a brief chat about what the interview would involve, he...

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