Graduate – Nuclear Threat Reduction
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 research 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?
AWE’s Nuclear Threat Reduction (NTR) team is at the heart of the defence of the UK against radiological and nuclear threats, integrating a brilliant and diverse team of people and applying world-class technologies. The graduate programme in this area involves a range of technical and operational placements across NTR’s remit including Detection Science, Nuclear Forensics, Nuclear Treaty Verification and an operational response involved in supporting the police and military. The scheme will provide successful applicants with broad experience of NTR’s different facets, allow for interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders and provides an opportunity for individuals to make an active contribution to national security.
We are looking for graduates with degrees in science or emergency planning.
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 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
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.