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Defence Sixth Form and Undergraduate Training Scheme

The Defence Technical Officer Engineering Entry Scheme (DTOEES) provides education and support to 14-22 year olds preparing for a career as an engineer or technical officer in the Armed Forces or MOD Civil Service.

Consisting of a purpose built sixth form college and four University squadrons, the Scheme provides academic support to students alongside adventurous training and sporting opportunities with the aim of promoting personal development and leadership.

Aiming to produce the brightest and best Officers joining the Armed Forces through academic and sporting excellence, the Scheme is an excellent proposition for anyone considering a career in Defence. 

Successful candidates are accepted into Welbeck, the Defence Sixth Form College (DSFC) having signed an undertaking with their respective Service. On completion of their A levels at DSFC, students go on to read for an engineering, technical, business or logistics degree at one of the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) partner Universities.  Students who are already at University studying an approved degree course can also apply to join the Scheme as a Direct Entrant (DE).   

Applications to join DTOEES are made through the Armed Forces Careers Offices or for Civil Servants, directly to the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG).  Applications for Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL) are processed through the DESG application process. . 

To find out more about the application process and careers in Defence, please see below: 

Join the Navy

Start your Royal Navy application

Join the Army

Start your Army career application 

Join the RAF

Start your Royal Air Force application 

Start your Defence Engineering and Science Group Application

Start your Welbeck application

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College