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Life at General Dynamics

At General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited our colleagues are the heart of our business. We know that each individual brings their own unique expertise, personality, interests, and perspectives, but one thing unites us all–our commitment to excellence, community, and teamwork.

Where work life is more than your average 9-to-5

Every person works differently —and General Dynamics recognises that.

With compressed schedules, as well as hybrid work options for many roles, flexibility is key—enabling us to do our best work while also having time for life outside the office.


Supporting our Reservists and Veterans

We know from experience that the men and women who serve our country in the British Armed Forces have the skills, training, and strategic expertise to benefit our workplace. As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces we offer an additional four weeks of paid leave to reservists and cadet volunteers through our Reservist Policy.


Our ongoing success

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

At General Dynamics UK, the high standards we set 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
  • Further and higher education support to gain additional or professional qualifications
  • 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)

Benefits to suit your lifestyle

We operate a flexible benefits scheme, which allows you to adapt your salary and benefits package to suit you and your family. On top of the core benefits, we provide a flexible allowance to utilise on a range of voluntary health and lifestyle benefits.

We offer a flexible working approach, which includes the option to work a compressed schedule of 75 hours over nine days and taking every second Friday off.

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Encouraging Health and Wellbeing

We are passionate about creating healthier, safer and more resilient communities. We invest in multiple areas to ensure our colleagues’ health and wellbeing are supported, through internal communications, training and benefits. We ensure our recruitment process reflects this commitment and that it is flowed down through our supply chain.


Community involvement

Just as our colleagues are the heart of our business, our community involvement is at the core. We actively form partnerships, volunteer time with and participate in charitable, educational and military-related organisations. We are dedicated to supporting our communities and giving back to them in the same way they give to us.

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Three more reasons our colleagues enjoy Life at General Dynamics


With 60+ years in the defence industry, General Dynamics is a trusted company with a strong commitment to excellence. Don’t let our size intimidate you—despite being part of a large international organization, colleagues often consider one another family.



Imagine being part of a team responsible for solving some of the world’s most critical problems through innovative thinking, design, and development. For many at General Dynamics, that’s their reality every day.



Whatever stage they are in their career, our employees are creative, resourceful, and solution-driven—plus, they bring valuable expertise and perspectives to their teams. We are constantly learning new things from each other! Yes, it’s challenging, but it’s also fun.


Meet our Talent and read what our colleagues have to say about Life at GD.
To work with us and apply for our current vacancies visit our careers sites:
Mission Systems      Land Systems



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