Community Involvement

Community Involvement

At General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, community involvement is at the core of our mission. We actively form strategic and academic partnerships, volunteer time and participate in charitable, academic and military-related organisations. We are dedicated to supporting our communities and giving back to them in the same way that they give to us.

Supporting our Armed Forces Community

We were initial signatories of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant in 2011, which sets out the moral obligations of society towards members of the Armed Forces community.

In 2022, we were revalidated with a Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence in its Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which recognises employers that demonstrate a commitment to defence by proactively supporting the Armed Forces community.


We are proud of the support we offer to the following charities:

Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers’ Charity: The Army’s national charity, for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.

The Ghurka Welfare Trust: Providing financial, medical, and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families, and communities.

Combat Stress: Providing clinical treatment and support for veterans from the British Armed Forces, with a focus on those with complex mental health issues.

Llamau: Helping to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women in Wales.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust: Supporting and improving the quality of life for people living in former mining towns and villages by helping them secure employment, increase skills, and enhance their health and wellbeing.

SSAFA: Supporting the armed forces community and providing direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care.

We believe gender equality, diversity, and empowerment, are paramount to creating an inclusive community for all. We are also proud signatories of the Women in Defence charter and supporters of Women Empowering Defence.


Supporting the Next Generation of STEM Students

We partner with local colleges, secondary schools, trade schools and universities to provide internship and training opportunities, as well as taking part in job fairs.

We strive to maximise the impact that we have through our STEM outreach programmes. Through initiatives such as the Welsh Valley’s Engineering Project and our partnerships with Merthyr College and other schools and colleges in South Wales and Hastings, we help address the future skills gap whilst enabling UK Defence to reach communities that otherwise might have seemed inaccessible.

We also engage with students through progression events, mock interviews, site tours, career events, work experience, employability workshops, support to SEND schools, and encouraging girls into STEM careers.

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Inclusion and Diversity

We believe gender equality, diversity and empowerment are paramount to creating an inclusive community for all. We are proud signatories of the Women in Defence charter and supporters of Women Empowering Defence.




At General Dynamics United Kingdom, we understand that a culture of inclusion generates greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities, allowing a friendly, proactive and highly skilled workforce.

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