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5 Reasons to start your career with The Defence Infrastructure Organisation

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Career and Talent Development

The world continues to change at pace. In response Defence is modernising, mobilising and transforming. The Defence Estate must evolve with it and DIO is committed to transforming to meet these challenges, continuing to care for the Defence estate and those who depend on it. Enabling Defence to live, work, train and deploy.

Here are 5 of the many reasons why you should apply for opportunities at DIO:

1. Their work makes a difference.

DIO are the expert partner Defence needs for all infrastructure requirements, focusing relentlessly on their customers, exceeding expectations and adding value. Constantly curious about how they can exploit accurate information about the estate, they help their customers spend money wisely, make better data-driven decisions, supporting Defence’s ambition to have a modern estate of the right size, location, and quality that is fit for the future.

Lauren – Project Management at DIO: 

“one of the best parts about my role is that it gives me the ability to play a part in supporting the work involved to improve and maintain living standards for our service personnel.”

2. They have a diverse and inclusive workforce

DIO are passionate about ensuring that they are a top performing organisation and a great place to work with a diverse range of talent. DIO are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

Rupinder, Business Change Manager - Transformation & Change at DIO:

“I have worked alongside my colleagues from the Race Network and the thing that makes me feel really good is how everyone is doing their best, everybody takes such care with what they have to deliver.”

3. They invest in people

The opportunities to develop and progress in your career at DIO are plentiful.

The learning and development opportunities at DIO are excellent. There are opportunities to participate in leadership development training, no matter what grade you are. Training sessions on developing your presentation skills, building resilience and masterclasses on an array of topics.

Paul, Admin Support Officer, Facilities Management at DIO:

“what I find great about my role is that no two days are the same and I am encouraged to develop my career ambitions and empowered to be creative in achieving successful outcomes. ”

4. DIO reward people and understand the importance of work/life balance

DIO offers a generous and competitive benefits package. They also offer generous paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.

They also understand the importance of work-life balance. With opportunities to work flexibly depending on your needs. To meet the current and future need for flexible and remote working all desktop computers have been replaced by laptops.  70% of their new mobile workforce now feel they achieve a ‘good work life balance’ and this figure has increased year on year since the introduction of smarter working.

Emily, Business Change Lead - Transformation & Change at DIO:

“by offering flexibility and vast array of opportunities  I am better able to balance work and home life with a young family, while still feeling like I can fully contribute to the organisation.”

5. A supportive and collaborative culture

DIO have a variety of supportive staff networks where you can forge relationships with likeminded colleagues and participate in activities outside of your day-to-day working norm. Examples include their Race Network, Disability Network and Faith & Belief Forum. They also have Mental Health First Aiders who are available for general queries about mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression, general worries), and who provide safe support to an immediate situation and sign post colleagues concerned about an individual’s mental wellbeing.

Emma, Operational Insight  (deputy head) , Data Exploitation at DIO:

“there are numerous things you can get involved with here that help make DIO a great place to work, for example the diversity and inclusion network or engagement roles. It means you can help shape your career in the direction that you want.”

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