Defence – Security and Armed Services

Are you looking for a way of life rather than a job?

Dorset boasts of a particularly strong defence sector and is home to many Ministry of Defence establishments, such as the Army’s Armoured Trial and Development Unit in Bovington, the Royal Corps of Signals training centre in Blandford, and the training area at Lulworth Cove which is used by all elements of the UK’s Armed Forces. Recently, a pioneering, world-leading Defence BattleLab was opened in the Dorset Innovation Park, which provides an ambitious defence programme at the heart of Dorset, dedicated to the pursuit of innovation and technologies of the future. Among the defence companies choosing Dorset as their home and recruiting locally are HOLT engineering, AGI (Aeronautical & General Instruments), AISH Technologies, Draken (Formally Cobham), Tods Defence, ABP Technologies, Atlas Elektronik UK, Cobham Mission Systems and many more.
Are you looking for a way of life rather than a job? Are you keen on being part of a team and enjoy working under pressure? Are you adventurous, looking to see the world, enjoy variety and want to develop new skills and gain further qualifications – then a career in the Armed Forces could be for you. The Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the British Army, the military are responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories. They also promote the UK’s wider interests, support international peacekeeping efforts and provide humanitarian aid. There are also many opportunities in the emergency services. If you’re passionate about making a difference to society, then a role in the emergency services may be for you.
Communication skills, management and customer service skills are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need physical fitness and endurance, concentration skills and fast reactions, active listening skills and the ability to follow instructions quickly, the ability to work well with others in a team, the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and work well under pressure.

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Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required