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Keep us ahead of the curve in unexpected ways.

In Defence and Security Analysiswe provide world-leading advice to maximise the performance of whole systems, across MOD and Government. From medical analysis that saves lives, to improving the UK’s aircraft strike capability and supporting the formulation of defence policy – we develop innovative analytical tools and techniques to take advantage of new advances in science and technology.

For you it means the chance to help put intelligent decision-making at the heart of the UK Defence and Security. You’ll thrive on the excitement and variety your role will bring, working with partners across industry, academia and internationally. Alongside our analysts, you’ll develop a broad range of impartial, innovative, evidence-based analysis and human science advice to support high priority policies and capabilities.

Degree disciplines we’re looking for: Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Data Analysis, Physics, Game Design, War Studies, Computer Science.

We are incredibly proud of the skills and passion of the people who are at the heart of our organisation.


Case Study

Improving medical capability

To ensure our deployed forces have access to the right medical facilities at the right time, we must understand the potential numbers of casualties, alongside the effectiveness of our current defence medical capabilities, in different operating environments. And we can use this insight to improve treatment times, and ultimately, improve survival rates.

Our Defence & Security Analysis Division delivers high impact analysis to support Defence Medical Services. They’re recognised and relied upon by the Defence community to provide robust advice.

Our medical analysis team has directly supported ongoing operations and exercises, undertaking urgent reachback requests via military headquarters. For example, in August 2016, MOD personnel were planning to deploy to the Al Assad Airbase in Iraq to train and mentor Iraqi Security Forces. We conducted analysis to provide improved casualty rates for UK deployed personnel, enabling the medical planners to scale their medical facilities to meet this demand.

Through medical analysis, we also supported Operation GRITROCK during the Ebola crisis. RFA Argus, a primary casualty receiving ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, was stationed in Sierra Leone at this time. Our analysis of the ship’s capability showed it could be used to treat a wider range of casualties than previously thought. This potentially improved the survival rates of a greater number of civilian and military casualties