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Our benefits package is hard to beat!

Holidays: Join Dstl and you’ll be entitled to 25 days annual leave (pro rata), increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus 8 bank holiday days.

Flexible Working: We believe in work-life balance and we support flexible working. This includes flexi-time which allows you to accrue time that you can then take off when needed, in addition to your annual leave.

Wellbeing: Our sites are equipped with cafés, restaurants, gyms and sports facilities. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 employee assistance programme, in case you need any confidential, impartial support and advice.

Social Network: You can join the site team for your favourite sport, or meet like-minded colleagues at lunch-time or after work for activities as diverse as crafts, French conversation, yoga, board gaming or pub quizzes.

Chartership: We pay for you to maintain two professional memberships, and provide the support for you to achieve Chartership – we have in-house mentors to help you build your portfolio for professional accreditation.

Parental Leave: We are family friendly! We offer a generous leave allowance for maternity leave and support shared parental leave.

Discounts: Working at Dstl means you are eligible for a Defence Discount Service card. Get discounts across stores, restaurants, venues and more.

Pensions: All new Dstl employees are eligible to join the civil service Alpha pension scheme.

Learning and Development: We know you want to continue to develop your technical and professional skills. We offer a range of apprenticeships, courses, mentoring, networking events, familiarisation visits, and rotations – opportunities to spend some time working in different areas of Dstl or even in some of our customer and partner organisations (including overseas).