If you are a U.S. military, veteran or military spouse we thank you for your commitment and sacrifice to our great country. And we hope you will consider joining ENSCO — a place that celebrates and honors your commitment and military service, and supports our veterans through employment opportunities, community and employee engagement, and benefits.
We are proud of our long-standing support of our U.S. military and its mission — and proudly contribute products and services that protect our men and women in uniform, and make the world a safer place.
ENSCO’s lead from the Front Military Transition Program is a DoD-approved SkillBridge initiative, which helps bridge the gap between military experience and civilian skills by creating unpaid internship opportunities for transitioning service members.
Transitioning from Military
We understand that transitioning from military to civilian life can be difficult. Come talk to us about how to take your skills, talents and military experience and apply them to the mission-critical programs ENSCO supports. We look forward to helping make the transition professionally satisfying and personally stress-free for you and your family.
Tips for Transitioning Service Members
Try to plan your transition earlier rather than later. The more time you give yourself to prepare, the more confident you will be exiting military service.
Manage your expectations. You may apply to dozens of jobs that you think you are perfectly qualified for, but unless you have hard to find, in-demand skills, the market is competitive. Do not get discouraged if you don’t immediately receive a call back. Keep at it, eventually your hard work will pay off.
If you don’t have LinkedIn, set up a profile. Start making connections to peers and potential employer companies. This is a prime searching platform for employers and recruiting agencies alike. LinkedIn even provides special deals and bonuses for military members.
Find a resume builder tool to help you craft your resume. Be sure to highlight your education, experience, and skills.
Take advantage of the services offered at your career one-stops such as resume writing and plotting transferrable skills.
Tailor your resume for each job you are applying for. It is useful to review the required qualifications for your desired job to ensure they are highlighted in your resume, along with applicable experience you have. If you are putting your resume on a job board, feel free to post a longer resume than you would when applying for a particular position. It can contain a lot more detail than a tailored resume, which will allow recruiters to find you for multiple roles.
Try to minimize military jargon. If you use acronyms write them out so even individuals who aren’t aware of the acronym know exactly what you are referencing. This will help when recruiters perform resume searches, as they may not know or use the acronym you include on your resume.
You can use your G.I. bill for a lot more than traditional college. Certain vocational schools, apprenticeships, and other providers can accept the GI bill, which may help with any skills gaps you need to fill. There are usually G.I. bill representatives on military bases that can assist with different resources available to you.
Network. Having a good network of professional associates and co-workers is very valuable to finding a job as well as your future career aspirations. This is important even after landing your dream job.
Don’t burn your bridges in the military. Whether or not you value your military service, it is hard to beat the support and rapport you’ve likely been part of while serving. The military community is very close knit and those individuals you used to work with may remember you if they see a job for which you would be a great fit.
Accurately explain what you were responsible for in the military on your resume. Do not sell yourself short, and remember, it’s not bragging. Some recruiters have no idea what you may have been responsible for while serving, so be sure you let them know! Make sure you highlight the skills it took to do the job, not just the tasks you performed.
Know your worth and research salary in your desired area, keeping in mind the following:
Your skills and education
Your clearance (if applicable)
Willingness to travel
Your desired benefits
Don’t sell yourself short. The experience and knowledge gained while serving can transfer over outside of the military. Learn how to translate those skills, so others can understand how great you are.
If you are married, and your spouse is also looking, encourage them to:
Decide if you want to be full-time, part-time or temporary.
Your volunteer work counts as experience, ensure you include it on your resume!
You can always seek out reputable temporary/staffing agencies in your desired area and sign up.
ENSCO is honored to be recognized as Military Friendly employer with commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. Learn more
ENSCO – Veteran Hiring Pledge
ENSCO is proud to be part of Military.com’s Veteran Hiring Pledge. We are committed to actively recruiting and retaining our nation’s qualified veterans.
ENSCO – "Virginia Values Veterans" Company
As a proud V3-certified company, ENSCO understands the value of a well-trained and integrated Veteran as part of the ENSCO's workforce. The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an official Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program.
2021 Top Diversity Employer
DiversityJobs selected ENSCO as a 2021 Top Diversity Employer in the Aerospace & Aviation space for demonstrating consistent outreach and dedication to hiring from all diversity groups, so the most qualified candidates can truly rise to the top of their careers.
CARE (Companies As Responsive Employers)
Northern Virginia Family Service recognizes ENSCO with the CARE Awards for an outstanding organization for its community and employee impact.
2021 Top Workplaces
Energage recognized ENSCO with a National Top Workplaces award for our employee-focused culture of respect, diversity, inclusiveness and family-friendly policies.
Through ENSCO's Internship Program, our interns apply their academic knowledge in a real-world setting and help ENSCO solve challenges across all of our business areas. ENSCO interns are paid and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) program. At the end of their Internship, our interns present Capstone projects to senior management and their peers.
Learn about our interns, the projects they are working on to help us make the world a safer place, and why they chose ENSCO!