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Careers for Service leavers at DE&S

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Careers for Service leavers at DE&S At Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), we value the experience, knowledge and wide range of transferable skills that Service leavers bring to our organisation. We understand how your previous experiences - and understanding of the military - can help us to drive innovation and deliver future capability to front-line personnel.

If you’d like to find a rewarding career equipping, supporting and protecting the UK Armed Forces, we invite you to join us.

Apply for an advertised role

You can apply for a permanent position across a wide range of specialisms, including Engineering, Project Delivery, Integrated Logistics, and more. You’ll find all of our level 1–5 vacancies advertised through CTP on RightJob.

Great Place to Work for Veterans scheme

We’re part of the cross-government ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans’ scheme. This means that, provided you meet the minimum eligibility for the role you’re applying for, your application will be progressed straight to interview. All you need to do is opt into the scheme when completing your online application form.



Military Transition Scheme

We’re removing barriers to employment by providing paid fixed-term contracts (of up to 23 months) to Service leavers of all ranks. We’ll work with you to identify a suitable opportunity that matches your previous experience and existing skillset. During this time, we’ll provide CV writing and interview preparation guidance, as well as ongoing support to help you prepare for a permanent role with us.

Benefits of joining us:

  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • 25 days of holiday (plus one additional day every year you work up to 30 days)
  • Up to 15 days of paid special leave per year for reservist training
  • Employer pension contribution of around 27%
  • Financial support for professional qualifications and training
  • Annual performance-based bonuses
  • An extra bank holiday for the Queen’s birthday

What’s more, if you join us with a break in service from the military of less than five years, and you’ve completed five years of military service, your military leave allowance will be preserved, and you’ll be awarded 30 days of leave.

Ready to apply? Read our hints and tips on how to write a great CV to help you with your application. Remember to tailor your CV specifically to the job you’re applying for, avoid military jargon and acronyms to ensure civilian personnel can understand your achievements, and most importantly, proofread it before submitting.

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