Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Electrical & Electronic Engineer

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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?

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The role:

Our electronics/electrical engineers support a wide range of activities: from warhead engineering and nuclear forensics, to building services and processes, facilities, plant, and construction.

As an electronics/electrical engineer on our graduate programme, you’ll have the opportunity to work with leaders and experts across AWE. You’ll be analysing, assessing, testing, underwriting, certifying and maintaining the nuclear warhead – reliably and safely – in support of our mission in national defence and security.

You’ll be designing, developing and testing electronic/electrical components, devices, products and equipment, for a range of advanced, diverse and unique applications. This work is fundamental to our research and understanding of the nuclear warhead under different, or extreme, conditions.

Working with expert electronics/electrical engineers, our manufacturing and production specialists and our engineering sites and assets teams, you’ll be analysing and assessing our programme requirements to determine electronics/electrical systems and processes, capacity, and costs – delivering solutions that derive value for AWE. With the exciting investments we are making in cutting-edge science, engineering and technology, you’ll be instrumental in developing and shaping plans that support our future needs in a way that’s innovative and delivers real benefit to the work we do.

Successful candidates must be available to attend an Assessment Centre in November and December 2019 and start on the Graduate Programme in September 2020.

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.

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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Job ID Number: R6785
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  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Berkshire
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  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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