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🚀 Internship

Undergraduate Placement - Explosives Scientist

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10d ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20.5K

AI generated summary

  • The candidate for the Undergraduate Placement - Explosives Scientist position should possess traits such as a growth mindset, curiosity, innovation, resilience, and strong teamwork skills.
  • The candidate will be part of a team conducting technical, engineering, and scientific tasks, including laboratory investigations and experiments, analyzing data, and proposing solutions. They will support explosives tests and trials, learning from experienced scientists in the field.

Placement Program



Rolling basis


  • AWE is a high performing streamlined business, delivering extraordinary products. By joining us as an Undergraduate Student, you will make a direct contribution to the successful operations in the Trials and Test Technology Centre, where we conduct trials across mechanical, explosive and extreme environments, and maintain capabilities such as the Orion plasma LASER facility. You will also gain knowledge and experience of industry best practice within the Explosives discipline. 
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  • You will possess the following traits and qualities:
  • 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.
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Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Exact taskings will depend on the projects available at the time. You can expect to be part of a team that carries out a range of technical, engineering and scientific activities which may include laboratory based investigations, engineering studies or scientific experimentation. You will analyse, interpret and evaluate information, concepts and ideas and use these to develop experiments or investigations and to propose solutions to problems. You will support the tests and trials of explosives and articles, learning about their behaviours and responses when they are tested. During this, you will be supported and mentored by experienced Explosives Scientists, well versed in AWE processes.
  • There is 1 exciting opportunity for placement within the Trials and Test Technology Centre. Interested candidates will most likely be studying a Chemistry degree or module, or an Ordnance Munitions and Explosives degree.
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Work type

Full time

Work mode





20500 GBP


  • A market leading contributory pension scheme 
  • Generous holiday entitlement 
  • Excellent work/life balance  
  • 9-day working fortnight. This means you get every other Friday off work. 
  • Access to employee discounts portal – everyday savings on retail, hospitality and leisure. 
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Rolling basis