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🚀 Internship

Undergraduate Placement - Safety & Reliability (surety)

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11d ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20.5K

AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate for this undergraduate placement should possess a curious and eager-to-learn mindset, be resilient and dependable, ask questions when needed, and have the ability to work in a classified defense environment.
  • The candidate will collaborate with colleagues on challenging problems, undergo security clearance, develop a work plan, interact with partners and customers, join working groups, and gain experience in Safety and Reliability Engineering.

Placement Program



Rolling basis


Undergraduate Placement – Safety and Reliability Engineer:

We are offering a unique and engaging one-year placement as an Undergraduate Safety and Reliability Engineer - a role where you will make a genuine contribution to keeping the UK safe and secure. 

  • Do you have a background in any of these engineering subjects: mechanical, electrical & electronic, chemical, general or software; or in physics or maths? 
  • Are you keen to apply your skills and knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of Safety and Reliability Engineering - focusing on how to design and analyse assessment processes to assure the safety, security and reliability of a product, and communicate this to the customer? 
  • Would you like to do this on truly unique products? 
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  • What behaviors should you possess? :
  • You are the sort of person who likes getting stuck into interesting problems. You are curious about what you see and eager to learn new things. You ask questions when you do not understand something and are resilient in the face of setbacks. You like working with others and you are dependable. You are comfortable working in a classified environment on defence projects.
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Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • What to expect on your placement :
  • AWE has a highly inclusive culture. You will be supported by colleagues and management to bring your unique contribution to our work.
  • You will undergo ‘DV’ security clearance to allow you to work on classified programmes.
  • From Day 1 you will be collaborating with like-minded people on challenging problems, and you will encounter many development opportunities within the role.
  • You will develop a work plan at the start of your placement that will help you to track your progress, achieve your goals and meet our programme needs.
  • Depending on the team you are assigned to, you may have the opportunity to interact with UK and overseas partners and customers.
  • There is a vibrant early careers community at AWE and you will have the opportunity to socialise across the multi-disciplinary group of undergraduate placement students and new graduates.
  • You can join any of our six staff-led Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working groups to help guide our supportive work culture
  • You will learn about AWE and develop a pathway to re-join us once you graduate (if you wish!) on our Evolve graduate development scheme.
  • At the end of the placement, you will leave with a strong understanding and experience of Safety and Reliability Engineering (that can be applied across many industries) and a feeling of satisfaction that you have made a real difference both to yourself and to AWE.
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Work type

Full time

Work mode





20500 GBP


  • A market leading contributory pension scheme. We will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution. 
  • Every second Friday off. We do this by working a 41-hour week followed by a 33-hour week. 
  • 270 hours annual leave a year that includes an allowance for bank holidays. 
  • Access to the AWE My Discounts portal, offering discounts on Retail, Hospitality and Leisure. 
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Rolling basis