Evolve Graduate Programme - Future Leader

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Graduate Future Leaders

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 includes an exciting opportunity to join our Future Leaders 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 AWE.

What to expect on the programme?

We have an important mission to keep our country safe and secure and you will play a vital role in the future of the UK’s nuclear defence programme. 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. You could start your journey in any of our functions. It will all be about learning about the business, building your future leader skills and having some great experiences.

The structured programme comprises of a series of placements to help accelerate your learning and advance the development of your critical skill sets. You’ve got the potential and we’ll prepare you for the future through leadership, business and behavioural training. You will get the opportunity to start working towards a leadership accreditation.

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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