Do you want to be part of something extraordinary? Something that not only gives you the opportunity to develop and grow your career, but offers excitement, challenge and intrigue at the same time making a difference to keeping our country, and everyone in it, safe?
That’s what the proud people of AWE have been doing for more than 70 years.
Our role in nuclear defence and what we do to support the UK’s nuclear deterrent, is vital in defending our country from the most extreme threats and to keeping the peace. From developing the warheads for the nuclear deterrent, to providing counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions, the work we do is of global importance.
Working together with a team of remarkable people who achieve extraordinary things everyday, you too could be a part of something that makes a difference. How? The answer is AWE.
There are numerous electrical maintenance roles on site such as power distribution systems installation, electrical testing and inspection, maintenance on both high and low voltage systems and work on lightning protection systems.
During your first two years, apprentices train in our Academy environment, this is where you learn all about electrical theory, cabling and wiring infrastructure. You will then go on to individually produce around 20 small projects, where you will be involved in designing, installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems. Electrical apprentices are typically trained to an advanced level and this is a three-year scheme. After 18 months you'll leave the academy to join the qualified trades people on site where you will receive on the job training. Typically, this will involve six separates three-month placements, which will broaden your electrical knowledge and expose you to the full spectrum of our plant and facilities.
Electrical Maintenance may appeal to you if you enjoy:
- Understanding how electrical assemblies work
- Understand how high voltage and low voltage systems work
- Testing and inspection activities
- Problem solving and fault-finding activities
- Being hands on
- Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
You will be based at Aldermaston, near Reading.
You'll need to demonstrate:
- A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
- Computer literacy (PC)
- Excellent team working skills
- Good communication skills
- Awareness of health and safety
- The ability to follow instructions
- The ability to concentrate for long periods
- A real passion for this type of work (see comparable skills/interests)
- Preferably GCSE in Math and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Duration of training: 3 - 4 Years (varies depending on personal performance)
What we offer:
- We offer our apprentices a starting salary of £11,000
- A market leading contributory pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement and excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight. This means that every other Friday you won’t be required to work
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.
You must be able to Join AWE in September 2022. We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we close our applications. We look forward to hearing from you.
NOTE: If you currently hold a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering or similar, you should consider applying for a Degree level apprenticeship.