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.
As a business administrator at AWE your role will include inputting visit details to enable visitors to access site, raising purchase requisitions, diary and inbox management, booking of meeting rooms and allocation of keys, control of classified documents and many other transactional administration tasks to support all areas of AWE.
As an apprentice you will initially be based within the award-winning Apprentice Skills Academy. This is where you will develop your basic knowledge and core skills, before progressing on to the onsite aspect of your training. At this point you will now start to apply and further develop these core skills in a live working environment. In addition to the vocational aspects of your training, we will further your knowledge of business administration through coaching and hands on tasks to help you to achieve your business administration apprenticeship.
The Business Administration apprenticeship may appeal to you if you enjoy:
Working as part of a large team to support a common goal
Working in an office environment
Planning and being organised
You will be based at Aldermaston near Reading.
Level 3 entry requirements:
- Preferably GCSE in Maths and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
- PC literate
- Good communication skills
- Excellent team working skills
- Health and safety aware
- Effective at following instructions
- Ability to concentrate for long periods
- Passion for your chosen profession (see comparable skills/interests)
Duration of training is 2 years
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.