Armed forces and defence solutions

The Army, Navy, RAF and intelligence agencies offer a wealth of opportunities for physicists, from communication solutions and weapons and guidance technology, to software design and the maintenance of the UK's nuclear warheads.

Around 1% of those with physics degrees move into the combined armed forces each year, a significant number of top-end graduates. In total, there are around 300,000 UK jobs related to the country's defence spending.

The following organisations specialise in intelligence or defence solutions and undertake graduate recruitment:

If you see yourself working in defence, why not check out another physicist’s experience of the industry?

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last edited: October 15, 2019

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