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The following is a Graduate Review for DSTL.

DSTL scores 3.3/5 based on 350 reviews.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


The type of work I get to do, the pride I take in what I do and the incredibly experienced people I work with who are more than happy to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation.


Pay is fairly poor relative to other roles I could have got with the same degree and is tied to government spending so it is hard to see it going up reasonably in the future. There is a fair amount of bureaucracy involved in getting things done, although the new management seems intent on improving this situation.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Current salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Start: 08:00

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

There are quite a few stages but they are not overly difficult and are designed to find out more about you rather than catch you out.

Do you have any interview tips?

Very nice 2 person technical interview rather than an assessment centre. I wasn't very knowledgeable about the subject matter for the role I was applying for, but that was expected. They were more interested in the way I approached problems and could transfer knowledge. Also Included a short 10 minute presentation on a university project and Q and A after. Overall it was actually a nice interview and I came out of it feeling I'd given a good account of myself rather than my normal anxious mess.

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