UKNEST is a forum that promotes the Engineering, Science and Technology interests of UK Naval Defence. The forum is focused on topics that are important across the Ministry of Defence and UK Industry.

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About UK Nest

Since it was founded in 2005, UKNEST has managed numerous successful initiatives. These have included:

  • Employee survey that highlighted the high proportion of older employees and the need for a significant increase in graduates
  • Very successful undergraduate scholarship scheme that provides industrial mentoring, opportunities for work-placements and financial support for studies
  • University Career Officer briefing, that was opened by the Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Baseline technology road-map for future capabilities
  • Representation on the Marine Industries Leadership Council and Defence Growth Partnership with leading roles on the Skills, Science & Technology and Supply Chain Working Groups