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Our history

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About us

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

We have unique nuclear expertise. We have a clear purpose and goals that set our direction.

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World-class expertise

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Supply chain

The supply chain is crucial to the delivery of our programme. What does it take to be a supplier.

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International partners

We seek to drive better value and efficiencies through collaborative international relationships.

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Before you apply

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About the scheme

Our graduate scheme gives you access to a network of AWE professionals as well as your line manager – including heads of profession, career coaches and of course, your fellow graduates.

A mentor will also guide and support you throughout your development. The scheme includes a tailored development programme to cultivate your technical and non-technical capability.

Structured learning for success

You'll 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 the two year programme:

  • On the job learning from some of the most senior experts in their area of specialism
  • Off the job learning, including support to develop your knowledge of AWE as well as 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
  • Working with a  mentor
  • Regular reviews with your line manager
  • Final review to confirm completion of the scheme

Our graduate scheme is well recognised internally and externally and we feel you will benefit from that as well as the fact that it is accredited by the following professional institutions:

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institution of Physics
  • Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Institution of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

There are lots of benefits to enjoy when you join our graduate scheme:

  •          £2500 welcome payment
  •          Option of a £1000 interest free loan
  •          9-Day Fortnight
  •          Generous holiday entitlement
  •          Competitive salary
  •          Structured and supported career progression
  •          A generous defined contribution pension that is flexible to suit you
  •          Life Assurance (4 times salary)
  •          Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
  •          Group income protection
  •          Further education funding