The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is all about innovation and multidisciplinary creativity. We're responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology to protect the UK.
We're the home of unexpected science
Like creating digital honeypots that replicate petrol pump systems to discover hackers' methods, our ideas and solutions can come from anywhere. In fact, we use our imaginations to harness existing knowledge in new and unexpected ways. And we do it by turning everything on its head, discovering new possibilities for technological breakthroughs.
We're here to help protect the nation
By working with other government departments, universities and businesses, we develop battle-winning technologies that support UK military operations – now and into the future. We provide the UK government with specialist scientific and technological research, advice and analysis – much of which is operationally critical, with the potential to save many lives. It means the majority of the work we do is fascinating, state-of-the-art stuff.
We work with the people with the best ideas
At Dstl, you'll find a workforce of respected scientists and professionals who specialise in many different scientific, technological and related disciplines. Our team also collaborate on research and projects with some of the most talented professionals and academics in the world.
Find new and surprising ways to solve problems
Dstl offers the chance to work on mind-blowing projects in a truly unique environment. It's an inspiring setting where you can develop wide-ranging skills and experience while learning from some of the brightest minds in the UK.
By attending Dstl's careers evening you have the opportunity to talk one-to-one with the company's staff, learn about the career opportunities it offers, find out what skills to include on your application form/CV, and get advice and information about interviews and assessment days.
Members – free
non-members – £30
Apply to become a member through the membership pages of the IOP website.
Membership is free for undergraduate students studying for a first degree in physics or a related subject, and £21 a year for postgraduate students.
Click here to register now.