We equip our armed forces with the edge to protect our nation

Meaningful careers with real-world impact

At DE&S, innovation is vital. We champion fresh thinking, challenge the status quo and deliver at pace – with a skilled and diverse team to lead the way. That’s how we ensure the Royal Navy, the British Army and the RAF are equipped with the edge to succeed in the modern battlespace, and the tools to carry out peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations across the world.

From project managers to engineers, app developers to management accountants, and business administrators to supply chain specialists – we have a vast range of opportunities to suit all skill sets. So if you’re looking for a family-friendly employer, a rewarding career, flexible working and exceptional benefits, find your place with us.

Who we are

The UK and our allies face increasing threats to our security and way of life. Our armed forces protect us from these threats, but they can only do that if they have the right equipment and support to carry out their duties. That’s where we come in.

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) is proud to deliver world-class equipment and support services to the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. We play a critical role in keeping our nation safe and prosperous, making sure the front-lines have the right kit at the right time.

“Few organisations have a higher collective purpose than ours – to protect our nation, our territories and our allies. Together with our industry partners, we continue to provide essential support to global defence operations.

— Andy Start, DE&S CEO

What we do

As an arm’s length body of the Ministry of Defence, we negotiate and manage defence contracts on behalf of the UK Armed Forces.

From fighter jets to food deliveries, from patrol boats to protective clothing, we deliver effective and innovative kit to our front-line forces, swiftly and safely. Our teams make sure every item is properly sourced, stored and maintained, and every contract represents value for money for the taxpayer.  

We are also responsible for decommissioning and disposal when equipment reaches the end of its service life. We provide critical services to support operational outputs such as Defence Munitions sites across the UK, the British Forces Post Office, and Salvage and Marine Operations.

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