The following is a Graduate Review for DSTL.
DSTL scores 3.3/5 based on 346 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Flexible working. Lots of training opportunities as well as career opportunities as time goes on. Although I joined as a chemist it doesn't feel like your restricted to your field, you can get involved in many different things.
Wasn't told about all the travelling between sites. Although that soon won't be a problem. If you join as a scientist you might not be in the lab most/every day. Lower pay than industry!
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Be honest, show you're a great communicator.
Do you have any interview tips?
My interview contained a team work element, so make sure you show your enthusiasm. Don't be afraid to ask questions about the work, you might not get answers to everything until you start but everyone is very friendly.
Analytical Chemist, EAG at DSTL