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AWE 2022 Graduate Opportunities

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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 as 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.

Check out our Future Careers page to find out more.

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  • Name: Helen
  • University: Heriot-Watt University
  • Degree: BEng (Hons) Robotics and Cybertronics

The thing that impressed me most about AWE when I was considering who to apply for was the company’s commitment to the training and development of its staff. Like most people who work here, I was also keen to make a meaningful contribution to the defence of our nation.

When I left university, I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. But another great thing about AWE is the flexibility, you are able to move around and try different things. So when you want a new challenge, there’s no need to uproot and move to a different company.

In my current role, I create dynamic models of systems and investigate and improve the dynamic modelling tools and techniques we use. I am the technical lead for this work area, which means that I get to decide the direction we should take and make that happen. I also hold the role of Verification and Validation Lead on a collaborative project we’re tackling with colleagues in the US.

I’ve only been here two years but already I’ve been offered loads of great opportunities and responsibility. As well as the chance to work with different people and travel to the U.S. I’ve also completed a number of placements within the company, one of which involved working as part of the safety interlock team on the ORION laser project.

If you’re thinking of applying, I’d say go for it. When you graduate, it’s important to work for a company that can support your ongoing development. And one that will apply the theory you’ve learnt at university to some real and challenging projects. Not all companies can do that, but AWE can.

Personally, I aim to achieve chartered status and gain another promotion, then take my technical area on to new levels of innovation. I’d also like to be the technical lead on a project in the future.

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