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Spencer Ogden’s Defence division sets the standard for fast, efficient and effective delivery.

With an international network of offices, we connect globally and support locally, ensuring professional, efficient and seamless results for delivery on project teams and individual roles, contract and permanent.


As one of the largest areas of investment in the UK, the Defence sector is showing no signs of slowing down, having generated an impressive turnover that was in excess of £35 billion pounds last year.

It is a robust industry with a large budget and extensive global supply chain, offering over 300,000 people employment.

A resurgence of global security threats and subsequent growth of subsectors such as modern defense weapons, cyber intelligence gathering and defense electronics continues to enforce dramatic changes across the industry. In order to assist this evolution, companies will need to attract and retain talent with an advanced skillset.

How to fill the skills gap

The industry has lost its youth appeal. Over the last ten years, graduates with the relevant engineering degrees have become scarcer and specialist skills are now in short supply.

Here at Spencer Ogden, our Defence team offers industry specific services to large international Defence companies as well as to very unique SME clients. Our consultants bring expertise into every stage of the product life cycle, and have the understanding to know the challenges our clients face. Each consultant spends time understanding the sector which in turn enables them to challenge clients about their needs for each role ensuring we find the right candidate first time.

Timely, effectively project delivery is our core focus. Our careful and diligent recruitment process will acquire the correct candidates with job roles that fulfil clients’ extensive requirements. A centralised project team based in one of our 16 global offices, combined with expert contractor care provide additional reassurance for all of our clients. From clearance issues to payroll or accommodation, it’s all covered.

With specialist consultants covering the Defence industry sub sectors, we are always on hand to respond quickly and deliver a tailored recruitment solution that suits your requirements.

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Payload Engineer
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location England, Hampshire
  • Salary £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Java Software Developer
  • Job type Contract
  • Location England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
  • Salary £0.00 per annum
  • Description You will be responsible for the development of JAVA software applications and the deployment of these into the target environment with necessary COTS and Database packages
Contracts Negotiator
  • Job type Contract
  • Location England, Hampshire
  • Salary Negotiable
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Maritime Communications and Data Link Systems Engineer
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location England, Hampshire, Havant
  • Salary £0.00 per annum
  • Description A position has become available for the role of Communications and Data Link Systems Engineer on a contract basis. Job Title: Communications and Data Link Systems Engineer Duration: 6 Months +