At AWE, Civil Engineers use the knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable systems and equipment to operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by AWE and those of the Professional Body Institutions.
Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have a fundamental knowledge of engineering / science principles and practices. You will be able to demonstrate discipline skills relevant to your role that typically will include design, plant performance enhancements, operational management, project management and maintenance of safety standards utilising analytical thinking to provide innovative solutions. You will also develop your communication and team skills and the ability to communicate to a wide variety of people, at all levels within the company.
As a Civil Engineering Degree apprentice, you will work your way towards a BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering.
As a Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice, you will learn the basics of construction practice, contract management, structural mechanics, hydraulics, geotechnics, highways, land surveying and CAD before applying that learning to assess existing structures, foundations and soils through lectures and practical projects.
You will then undertake focused professional engineering placements involving industrial areas such as explosive processing buildings, infrastructure, utilities and nuclear installations. You will gain an appreciation of the additional challenges and safety requirements of providing engineering services in such an environment throughout the engineering lifecycle (Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operations).
Following completion of your placements, we will work with the business and take into your career aspirations to find the right role for you. You will then complete your training as a professional engineer in this area.
Duration of training: 5 ½ year apprenticeship, a total of 8 years to professional qualification
Location: You will be based at Aldermaston (close to Reading)
Alongside these benefits you will get the opportunity to learn from some of the top leaders in their field whilst helping us to continue to deliver national nuclear security, threat reduction and counter-terrorism solutions.
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.
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 Apprenticeship Programme in September 2023.
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