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Your defence recruitment questions, answered

What skills should employers look for when hiring for defence engineering jobs?

When hiring for defence engineering jobs, employers should look for an advanced level of maths, science, IT, and data analysis skills. Research shows that there is a shortage of skills amongst engineering professionals, so companies should also search for candidates with good communication skills and an ability to learn.

How can employers upskill defence engineers within their organisations?

Learning and development programmes are an effective method of upskilling defence engineers. Training platforms, such as Hays Thrive, provide tailored content to companies wanting to develop the skills of employees in defence engineering roles.

How much should employers pay a defence engineer when hiring?

How much you should pay a defence engineer depends on the exact role, its location and seniority level. According to 2022 salary trends, annual salaries for a competent defence engineer range between £37,000 and £48,000, with typical salaries at around £43,000.

Should employers be looking for temporary or permanent candidates during defence engineering recruitment?

When choosing whether to hire permanent or temporary candidates during defence engineering recruitment, companies need to consider whether the support needed is immediate and short-term, or whether it would better to recruit a permanent defence engineer who can assist with long-term and more project-based work.

How can a defence recruitment agency reach a more diverse range of candidates?

It is important for a defence recruitment agency to communicate a company’s equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) strategy to potential candidates, so that defence engineers can learn about their ED&I plans and priorities. Offering flexible working options for defence engineers will also help businesses to attract a diverse range of candidates. 

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