General Dynamics

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Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

General Dynamics UK was one of the first signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant in 2013.  We renewed our pledges in May 2018.  We are proud to have a large cohort of veterans and reservists working in our business, recognising the added value of their training, skills, qualifications and experience.  Specifically, we:

  • Maintain a close relationship with the Career Transition Partnership through scheduled contacts with our recruitment team
  • Ensure job specifications do not exclude or put off Service applicants through requirement for formal qualifications when equivalent relevant experience will meet the need
  • Participate in Service leavers’ fairs, including annual events in Bristol and Cardiff, where possible with ex-Service employees on the GD stand to help in explaining the company and what we are looking for
    Educate or assist the reviewers of CVs in understanding military skills and qualifications  through our employees’ Armed Forces Network 
  • Where appropriate, focus recruiting effort on the Armed Forces community, such as advertising through ‘Service-friendly’ recruitment agencies and Service charities.
  • Always consider offering an interview to spouses/partners if they meet the selection criteria laid out in a job advert. This would not constitute the guarantee of a job, but rather the offer of an opportunity to prove themselves in an interview.
  • Commit to attempt to find alternative employment within the business in another location, if they need to move to accompany their partner.
  • Enable Service spouses to take leave to match their partners’ military commitments
  • Offer special compassionate leave should the need arise

About us

General Dynamics UK is part of the General Dynamics Corporation and is one of the UK’s leading defence companies, and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The Company has 50 years’ experience in technical leadership, manufacturing expertise and prime contract management skills to deliver C4I communications solutions, Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) capability, avionics systems and deployable infrastructure.

General Dynamics UK currently provides the tactical communication system used by the UK Armed Forces, known as Bowman. In 2017, the Company was awarded a £330 million contract to design and develop the next-generation tactical communication and information system, which will be used to plan, deploy, manage and monitor communications and information for the Army. The Company designed and developed AJAX, the future of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV), delivering 589 platforms for the British Army. In addition, the Company provides a range of avionic systems that are used on different types of military aircraft around the world.

General Dynamics has more than 1,450 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,350 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites.