About Defence Equipment and Support

About Defence Equipment and Support

Who We Are 

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S are a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, 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. 
  • We employ over 11,500 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors 
  • Across more than 150 locations around the world 
  • Operate with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years 

DE&S engages with Service Leavers in their resettlement period, to help them to find the best role for their varied experience and skill set. We are the forces behind the Armed Forces, and we know that as a service leaver, you have the ideal knowledge and skills to help us to continue supporting our front line. 

When you join DE&S you will be working with like-minded people who understand the role form both sides and show respect and support. DE&S offers stability, excellent pension and flexible working patterns to enable our employees to balance home and work responsibilities; and we treat people fairly, irrespective of their working arrangements. We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We aim to develop all our staff to enable them to make a full contribution to meeting DE&S objectives, and to fulfil their own potential on merit. 

At DE&S, we offer engaging positions in work that really matters; jobs which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. Roles can offer great job satisfaction and there are many opportunities to develop and progress both within DE&S and across the wider Civil Service. We employ people in many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in Finance, HR, IT Commercial, Project Management and Engineering and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department. 

As an employer, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) offer excellent training opportunities enabling continued professional development, providing all staff with the opportunity for a truly rewarding career. Take a look at our functions tab to see where you fit in and join a world-calss team today!