EP Sponsor Profile 2018-19

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is responsible for leading on the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) science and technology programme.


Dstl’s purpose is to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the United Kingdom. DSTL employs almost 5,000 people, who work together to deliver new and improved technology and systems. Employees include scientists, engineers, psychologists and mathematicians and people from a range of other disciplines.

Dstl roles include:

Dstl has three main sites within the UK and has staff seconded into many organisations abroad. Dstl has nine priority science and technology capabilities:

Rewards 2018-19

DSTL are providing six remote work experience placements where students will work on a research project which will focus on the UK Government and/or Ministry of Defence. Further details will follow shortly.

Case study

In 2017-18, six students undertook the DSTL reward where they were tasked with reconsidering efficiency in central government. Read here how the students found their placement!