Think a Dstl apprenticeship could be right for you? Great! There are a few steps you’ll need to complete as part of our application process. Find out more about what’s involved, what you can expect and exactly how you can apply.
Think a DSTL apprenticeship could be right for you?
This is how you apply and what to expect
Register online at
Start an application
Pass verbal and/or numerical tests (depending on your chosen apprenticeship). Get tips: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/preparing-for-the-civil-service-verbal-and-numerical-tests
Complete your application including a Statement of Suitability
Answer a technical question about your apprenticeship (our Success Profiles will help you with your answer) : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
Submit a list of your current qualifications
Pass an interview – to give yourself the best possible chance, read: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles
Pass a practical exercise (for some technical apprenticeships only)