Nuclear Threat Reduction Programme

Reading, Burghfield
Competitive, depending on qualification
15 Dec 2016
31 Jan 2017
Job Type
Graduate schemes

The Nuclear Threat Reduction programme maximises AWE’s nuclear weapons expertise to support the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other Government departments working to identify worldwide and UK-based nuclear threats – using cutting-edge scientific methods and instrumentation to assist with threat reduction and counter-terrorism. In addition, the work of this team contributes to ensuring non-proliferation and responding to national nuclear situations.

Who are you? We are looking to recruit graduates in to Nuclear Threat Reduction with a degree in physics, chemistry, maths, engineering or similar and a particular interest, or specialism, in the analysis and assessment of nuclear, radiological, chemical, explosives and other major hazards associated with actual, planned and/or decommissioned facilities, plant, equipment or product, and the development of safety assessments and justifications in line with relevant standards.

Who are we? The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has been central to the UK’s defence for more than 60 years, providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security.

We are the nation’s largest high-tech research, development and production facility and cover the whole lifecycle of nuclear warheads - from initial concept, assessment and design, through component manufacture and assembly, to in-service support and finally decommissioning and disposal.

What can we offer? The AWE Fusion Graduate Programme offers structured learning ensuring you will experience everything you need to make the most of your personal and career development.

To enhance your capability to add value to AWE's demanding technical programme we offer our graduates the following opportunities whilst on a two year programme:

  • On the job learning from some of the most senior experts in their area of specialism
  • Off the job learning including a series of planned and scheduled opportunities to help develop your knowledge of AWE and your own skills and knowledge
  • Involvement in a graduate project
  • Placement opportunities across the business, where applicable
  • Support to achieve professional registration, for example working towards chartered status