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AWE

AWE Graduate Scheme

Job/scheme locations: 
UK
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 
31/01/2021

What if you could work on something that you cannot test, but cannot afford to fail? What if your job wasn’t your ordinary 9-5? What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. Contracted to the MOD, we have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique nuclear skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

The programme:

The AWE graduate scheme offers structured learning ensuring you will experience everything you need to make the most of your personal and career development.

To enhance your capability to add value to AWE's demanding technical programme we offer our graduates the following opportunities whilst on a two year programme:

  • On the job learning from some of the most senior experts in their area of specialism
  • Off the job learning including a series of planned and scheduled opportunities to help develop your knowledge of AWE and your own skills and knowledge
  • Involvement in a graduate project
  • Placement opportunities across the business, where applicable
  • Support to achieve professional registration, for example working towards chartered status
  • In return, we look for graduates with personality and drive, who are proactive, innovative and hungry to work in a challenging environment.

You can join us as a graduate in one of the following programmes: Information Services, Applied Scientist, Assistant Project Manager, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Management, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineer, Materials & Analytical Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Threat Reduction, Chemical Engineering, Quality Engineering, Safety Engineering, Security Advisor, Systems Engineer, Nuclear Safety or Civil & Structural Engineering.

We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we close our applications.

Successful candidates must be available to start on the Graduate Programme in September 2021.

What we offer:

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight (yes you get every other Friday off!) and flexible working hours (role dependent).  A salary sacrifice benefits scheme is also available. As a Graduate with AWE you will also receive a welcome payment, option of an interest free loan of £1,000 as well as regular Graduate pay reviews and a structured and supported career progression

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas – if applicable.

About AWE:

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

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