Armed Forces Covenant...


The Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Forces Families...

We are proud to have a Corporate Covenant in strong support of the UK Armed Forces, Veterans, Reserves and Cadets. It is with pleasure that we will be pleased to offer roles where possible, to ex-service personnel from all three services and we have a wide range of skills and trades that are needed and you may say are applicable. Some of the trades are not listed here for security reasons; some will not be listed as they are so niche but still applicable.

Our commitment also extends to the forces immediate family and we will work with the three Families Federations {AFF, NFF and RAF FF}, to see how we can help and what roles may be available. We operate at several sites so transfers and postings should not present career problems for most roles. We understand how disjointed CVs may be, we understand your employment history may to some organisations look (to put it bluntly), risky. We will treat you with the respect you deserve. You deserve to have an enjoyable role and a fair chance and ADM Shine Technologies Ltd will do just that.

Please feel free to Contact Us and we will be pleased to flag back what is currently available for a given role / previous trade and what is in our horizon pipeline [3-12 months away] to bona fide government email addresses [e.g. or], private email addresses will need verifying; specialist recruiters need not apply. All of our current vacancies are HERE and they are listed out into one bursary plus four role groupings on separate sub-pages. Ex-Forces support and career information is HERE.

Our Salaries are very competitive and when combined with our Employee Benefits we believe they represent a really compelling offer. For that we ask that you 'cut the mustard' and know your trade inside out, along with having a sensible outlook to what to know and develop more. As you can see on the Employee Benefits pages many items of kit are personally assigned with only a few role-specific items, but anything without ITAR or other restrictions in the stores can be personally brought - if the list says you can you can. This personal buy is via a straight forward SOP and is at a rate that is trade plus a tiny admin mark-up. It will be on a strict reasonable and personal use basis only [logged]. This is paid for via the finance team, usually through your payslip.

We also have Bursaries and Awards which are there to assist transitions to a new career - but also to loyally reward such. The awards are unique and demonstrate our commitment to rewarding outstanding contribution. They are also in loyal recognition of the three engineers/scientists that had outstanding contributions to the world and to the peace and security of the UK. To be able to honour and run these three awards is indeed our privilege.

We don't want short-lived careers, that isn't sensible for us nor for what you can contribute to the wider team and hence R&D here. HOWEVER, we will though do our utmost to support whatever engagement suits you; be reassured you will find no zero hour contracts here - but we can be very flexible on hours and times etc... We do not have accommodation yet so we have no MQ or SLA, but each vacancy usually offers relocation assistance that enables cash assistance for moves. We are though looking at the possibility of each site having a dozen nice modern MQs and maybe a couple of dozen SLA places. Also it is our intention to have a nice mess bar for all staff at each and every site. We are looking into the security of such accommodation facilities and how best to achieve it; something for 2017 onwards we feel. 

As a forces-friendly organisation we are very supportive of a Reserve Forces commitment so you can sign a contract and maintain a service career too. We are growing the number of research and ranges sites throughout the UK and wider afield so you may not need to disrupt your family to up-sticks to the Midlands were we are HQ'd. We are happy to let you know our forward plans and location(s) if you are still serving or you hold the relevant security approvals.

We warmly welcome British Armed Service Personnel joining ADM Shine Technologies Ltd for short-term assignments, long-term, career moves and for rehabilitation where possible. Please find the following Ranks not as a comparison to each other across the services but merely an outline view where each would broadly fall in relation to our Role IDs or Grades. For clarity we have only indicated a few ranks and that does not mean we will not be able to assess and integrate any of the other ranks - we can and will where possible. Salary pay advancement is possible in the same role. See further benefits in addition to the Salary at our Employment Benefits page. We actively support and further reward Reservists by way of our HR policy [see SaBRE as to why we do this].

 Role ID British Army  Royal Navy   Royal Air Force
Band-P  Brigadier / Colonel    Commodore / Captain     Air Commodore / Group Captain
Band-O  Lt Colonel  Commander  Wing Commander
Band-L  Major  Lt Commander  Squadron Leader
Band-G  Captain /
Warrant Officer I
  Lieutenant /
Warrant Officer I
  Flight Lieutenant /
Warrant Officer
Band-F  Staff Sergeant  Chief Petty Officer  Flight Sergeant /
Chief Technician
Band-D Corporal Petty Officer  Corporal 
Band-C  Lance Corporal Leading Rate Junior Tech 

If you are a good service leaver within the last five years and have Trades that fit well with our needs, then, based on the level and competency of those, along with which Level, Spine and additional payments your force's salary was we will carefully match or better that to the above Role IDs {or Grades} or to a grade up to three above that.

We Offer Forces Families Employment - see our Vacancy Application

Ex-Forces Careers


AREA17: Salaries at Market Rates; Employment that's Stretching; Empowerment that makes Britain Great...