When I was 23, I walked into a military camp for the first time in my life to be interviewed for a job as an admin assistant at the Headquarters of the Surgeon General. I was met by a large, tattooed Scottish Army Major who shook my hand and welcomed me at the start of my career ‘behind the wire’.
The Estates team is the home of our in-house real estate experts within DIO. We advise, acquire, manage, safeguard and dispose of the Defence land and buildings for our military customers.
Nearly six months in, I welcome this opportunity to reflect on what we have delivered for Service personnel and their families during the unprecedented events of the past year; and to look forward to what will shape our approach in the coming 12 months.
Much of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) training estate is accessible to the public, offering exciting opportunities to explore and discover some of the most beautiful and unique rural areas in the UK.
Last week, we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to sustainability and conservation across the MOD estate.
This week we hosted the first ever virtual Sanctuary Awards ceremony! The Sanctuary Awards have been showcasing outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) estate since 1991, celebrating the achievements of teams and individuals in the …
Without question, my apprentice roots have not only shaped who I am, but have deeply influenced my work, career, even my family and friends. After such a positive experience, you won’t find a more passionate apprenticeship supporter!
This week is National Apprenticeship Week and as DIO’s Graduate and Apprenticeship Lead, I’d like to share the work I’ve done to support our apprentices in navigating through the covid-19 pandemic.
In Belize, we often cope with tropical storms, flash floods, extreme weather and widespread fires, although the COVID pandemic was a new one last year! Being ready for these types of events has been crucial.
It has been a busy and challenging year for DIO. In addition to supporting the government’s wider COVID-19 relief efforts, we continued to deliver on a range of key projects and programmes for our customers and staff throughout the UK and abroad. Let’s look back at some of the year’s main achievements.