Work at the forefront of nuclear know-how and UK counter-terrorism 

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For almost 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy, providing the warheads for continuous at sea deterrent. We also use our nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.

Graduate scheme 

Graduate safety assessment specialist

Graduate material and analytical scientist

What we look for 

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We are always looking for high calibre people to join our team, however, please note that you must be a British national to work at AWE.

Training and development

We believe in supporting our people through long-term investment in learning and development. Alongside in-house and online training capabilities, we support membership of professional bodies. We also focus on building and developing leadership skills, in pursuit of our best-in-class ambition. We do this through tailored Chartered Management Institute-accredited leadership development programmes designed to equip our leaders with the skills to drive performance and bring out the best in their teams.

Typical starting salaries


Desired degree disciplines/experience

Engineering or science-related degree

Why work for us 

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a nine-day fortnight giving you every other Friday off to spend more time doing the things you love. If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then AWE could be the perfect place for you. Whatever stage of your career, AWE is an exciting and excellent environment to develop your skills and achieve your aspirations.


Aldermaston, UK

How to apply

Applications must be made online at

Open applications and closing date

Applications open September 2020 and close 30 October 2020