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Undergraduate Placement – Environmental Scientist

Environmental Science/Chemistry.

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What to expect on the programme

As an undergraduate student within Environmental Monitoring, you will get the opportunity to work in an exciting part of AWE ensuring compliance through delivery of regulatory requirements. In this role you will carry out regular scientific collection and analysis in support of regulatory duties, including the radiological and chemical monitoring of aqueous, airborne particulate, sediments and organic samples.

The role also gives opportunity for learning about permit compliance, producing regulatory reports and assisting in programme reviews. You will also be involved in providing bulk waste sentencing for small and large construction and demolition projects by planning, and scientific radiological and chemical analysis with a statistical reporting approach.

What we do is unique and so are our people

For 70 years we've been part of the defence and security for our nation.

We are interested in applications from candidates working towards a degree in Environmental Science or Natural Sciences as well as Geography, Chemistry or Environmental Management. Most importantly we are looking for enthusiastic individuals keen to get involved and work on interesting research and tasks.  Some of the projects you may get to work on include:

  • Assist in environmental programme development and review to support Best Available Techniques (BAT) studies and statements
  • Development of in field sampling capabilities
  • Support the bulk waste characterisation programmes major projects, e.g. planning and scheduling programme elements, managing tasking (customer agreements) and sentencing waste using statistical reporting
  • Data manipulation and upload to support permit compliance
  • Overview of laboratory analytical processes

What behaviours you’ll have

You will possess the following traits and qualities:

  • Growth Mindset; You’re full of grit and determination. Clear where you are going and how you will get there.
  • Curious; you’re a person who loves to think outside the box. (You’re a person who loves to take the box apart!).
  • Innovative; you’re open to learning about new technologies and ground-breaking ideas.
  • Resilience; you’re an advocate of ‘speaking up’ for yourself and others openly and constructively.
  • Team Worker; you’re dependable and reliable.  You’re interested in collaborating with and supporting others

What you’ll get

  • We offer all undergraduate students a salary of £18,300
  • A market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Excellent work/life balance 
  • 9-day working fortnight. This means you get every other Friday off work.

Alongside these benefits you will get the opportunity to learn from some of the top leaders in their field. 

You must be able to join AWE in August 2023 for 12 months. We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we will close.

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.  

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: August 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £18,300 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Aldermaston (near Reading)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology

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