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Your Career With Us

We value our world-class people and show it through extremely competitive compensation and benefits.

We know that doing a good job is rewarding in itself, but we also respect talent and offer a highly competitive package with rewards that match your achievements as you progress through the Company.

We can tell you more about all this during the interview process, but rest assured we look after our people. So far this year will have already spent £120,000 on rewarding exceptional performance.

Partnership in your development

Investing in first-class training and development is an investment in our future.

At General Dynamics UK the high standards we set ourselves are reflected in our approach to growing our people. We believe that your development is a partnership – a shared responsibility between you and the Company. It begins the day you join and continues for as long as you stay:

  • A personalised development plan and regular progress reviews
  • Professional training and development courses – internal and external
  • Secondments for hands-on business and technical experience and learning
  • Further and higher education support to gain additional or professional qualifications
  • We also currently run a Chartered Engineering Programme to support engineers to achieve professional registration with the UK Engineering Council as an IEng (Incorporated Engineer) or CEng (Chartered Engineer).

Employee benefits

We operate a flexible benefits scheme which allows you to adapt your salary and benefits package to suit you and your family.

Benefits include a generous holiday allowance, life and health insurance, an employee assistance programme and a lifestyle package offering discounted goods and services.

Among our voluntary benefits are BUPA private medical cover, critical illness and personal accident cover, health checks, childcare vouchers and a salary sacrifice pension scheme. We also offer Sharesave and Give As you Earn scheme.

Our sites offer flexible working, which includes the option to work a compressed working schedule – work 75 hours over nine days, and take every second Friday off.

Sites across the UK

Hastings, East Sussex

Hastings is a lovely town on the south coast of England. It has something to suit all preferences, whether it is a lively atmosphere.

Hastings is a lovely town on the south coast of England. It has something to suit all preferences, whether it is a lively atmosphere (particularly in the summer) or tucked away peace and quiet in the old town and surrounding countryside. There are cool bars, bistros and restaurants existing comfortably alongside quaint little tea rooms, traditional pubs and shops. The attractive pier is home to arts and craft shops, and there is always the beach nearby.

Oakdale, Wales

Oakdale’s location means you get a choice of where to live because it’s placed between Cardiff and Newport.

Oakdale’s location means you get a choice of where to live because it’s placed between Cardiff and Newport. Cardiff suits city lovers, because there is always something going on with countless shops, restaurants and bars. If you are a nature lover, it is literally on your doorstep. The Brecon Beacons are close by for walking and outdoor sports, while Swansea is just along the coast for seaside and surfing fans. If culture’s your interest, there are more than 400 castles and ancient monuments to explore in Wales.