Working at DefProc
Becoming a team member at DefProc means you impact our business and our clients every day. Every person in our team has the opportunity to leave their mark, have their voice heard, and develop their careers. We work with a wide range of clients, ranging from the Environment Agency to the National Science Media Museum Group.
The people we love to work with
We love collaborating with passionate, purpose-driven people. If you’ve got a cause you care about, a project you want to explore or a different approach to working, then we want you on board. We love to ensure that our team has time to develop their interests and incorporate that into their work day. It keeps us all learning, our collective skill set fresh and relevant to the ever-changing challenges DefProc is tasked with.
We actively encourage our team to be curious and follow their interests. Whether this is volunteering for a local charity, enjoying learning to create apps or building a robot dog. Whatever you are interested in, we want to provide support. We want you to have time during your working week to take on these activities or, where possible, to create internal projects that will develop your interests, creativity and career.
We also participate in cultural events and provide expenses for working away from the office or home. If you are required to stay overnight for work, these expenses will also be covered.
All our new starters are provided with equipment and we will always attempt to provide the set-up specifications for each team member.
You will have access to the 3D printer and other technical equipment (after training) to work on personal projects between business projects.
We also offer flexible working hours. Sometimes you might need to go to the vet, hospital or dentist appointments, and some things may come up during the daytime that cannot be done at the weekend or in the evenings. We pride ourselves on being flexible enough that you can make amendments to your time so that if you need to work earlier in the day or the evening, that is possible for you. All we ask in return is that your work remains to a high standard and that all projects are completed on time.
A diverse team makes our work better
Everyone has different experiences, references and skills – it’s what makes work fun, creative and representative of the world we live in. We welcome and actively encourage applications from people who are ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse, people of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientation and age, carers, parents, people with disabilities or people with neurodiversity – anyone whose experiences are different to ours. Without you, we can’t do our best work. When applying, let us know which pronouns you prefer and if you need any support to participate in the interview process.
“My time at DefProc has been extremely rewarding and gave me opportunities to develop new skills and work on a wide range of projects. The culture is supportive, flexible and encouraging. It is a wonderful place to work”
“The DefProc team has made me feel so welcome and made such a comfortable environment that has made me confident enough to tackle new issues and come through the other side proud, regardless of the outcome. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants not only interesting and exciting work, but also wants to be part of a truly caring team who will support you every step of the way.”
“Our ethos for creating our team is to provide a supported environment that gives opportunities to those who want to learn and challenge themselves. As a small company we can not compete against the big salaries, but we can make a difference in other ways. We hire the person and not just their skills, we want them to be themselves, so they can feel they can personally make an impact to the business and have their say.”
“If you’re the kind of person who’s always asking “I wonder if you could do that” then DefProc is the place for you. Every day is different, exciting, and challenging; with the freedom to be able to put a bit of your own personality into your work.
I’m given all the support and tools that I need to grow as a developer, especially working remotely during the pandemic due to being a vulnerable person. In months of remote work I’ve never felt any distance between me and the rest of the team, and I’ve felt right at home since day one.”