Evolve Graduate Programme - Engineers

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Graduate Engineers

Aldermaston, Berkshire.

Do you want to be part of something unique and amazing, work with remarkable people and do extraordinary things? What if your work was critical to keeping our country safe and secure, and a little bit special? How would you like the opportunity to apply your technical expertise in a role which also gives you every other Friday off work?

We’re looking for amazing graduates to join us…Is that person you?

Our two year Evolve programme gives you an exciting opportunity to join our engineering career pathway. We are looking to attract, develop and retain the best talent to support the critical skills we need now and in the future. You will also be an aspiring leader looking to shape the future of engineering at AWE.

What to expect on the programme?

Working at the extremes of science and engineering, you will play a vital role in the UK’s nuclear defence. The Evolve programme will allow you to apply and grow your knowledge and expertise in this unique environment and learn more about what you enjoy and where you want to take your career.

The structured programme comprises of a series of placements to help accelerate your learning and advance the development of your critical skill sets. You will work with experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of their fields. You’ll get leadership, business and behavioural training and work on meaningful projects. You will also get the opportunity to start working towards professional chartership.

We’re looking for

  • 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.

You will bring the curiosity needed to help you steer and direct the course of your career and the part you’ll play in our mission. You will live your best self and make every-day count.

What you’ll get

A competitive total reward package including fabulous benefits and a market leading contributory pension scheme.

You will also get:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • 9-day working fortnight (this means you will not work every other Friday!)
  • A welcome payment
  • An option of an interest free loan of £1,000 as well as regular Graduate pay reviews and a structured and supported career progression
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • A salary sacrifice benefits

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.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

You must be able to Join AWE in Autumn 2022. We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we will close.



We work at the extremes of science and engineering to play our part in the safety and security of our country.

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