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💼 Job

Evolve Graduate Trainee - Science

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15d ago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 £30K

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  • The ideal candidate for the Evolve Graduate Trainee - Science position at AWE should possess a growth mindset, be curious, innovative, resilient, and a team worker. They should have recently qualified in a STEM-related discipline, preferably in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Seismology, Metallurgy, Materials Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Forensics & Analytical Sciences, with a minimum of a 2:2 degree.
  • The Evolve Graduate Trainee - Science at AWE will have the opportunity to work on a variety of scientific projects, including system performance assessment, cutting-edge research, supercomputing, laboratory development and testing, and supporting national security efforts. They will also participate in a core development program to enhance soft skills and work towards professional registration.

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  • The Evolve Science programme provides graduates with access to a range of engaging opportunities to learn and also contribute to cutting-edge research and development. Through a series of placements, which individuals will have a significant role in shaping and selecting, you will experience a sense of the breadth and depth of science at AWE whilst at the same time contributing meaningfully to our current projects. 
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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.
  • What you’ll bring:
  • You will bring the curiosity needed to help you steer and direct the course of your career and the part you’ll play in the UK deterrent. You will live your best self and make every-day count.
  • Entry requirements:
  • You will be recently qualified in a STEM-related discipline with applications particularly encouraged from those with academic backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Seismology, Metallurgy, Materials Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Forensics & Analytical Sciences. Before starting with the business, you will need to provide evidence that you have attained a minimum of a 2:2 in your degree.
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Education requirements

2:2 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • During your first year, you’ll get the opportunity to undertake an initial project and a number of short placements to give you a broad awareness and understanding of Science at AWE.
  • In year two, you’ll undertake two ‘specialist’ placements that will help you develop deeper technical skills and knowledge, working on scientific challenges that support our mission.
  • During your placements you’ll have the opportunity to work with leading scientists and experts in their field and have access to some of AWE’s unique and specialist facilities.
  • The programme will help you gain a blend of scientific skills and experience that will enable you to enjoy an exciting and varied career, with lots of opportunity for continued development
  • Alongside your placements you will undertake a core development programme supporting the development of the soft skills such as leadership, teamwork and resilience providing you with broader personal development opportunities.
  • You will also be supported in working towards professional registration relevant to your role or discipline whilst on the Evolve programme
  • Evolve Science graduates could engage with experiences such as:
  • Supporting the assessment of system performance of the UK’s nuclear deterrent
  • Engaging in cutting edge research in a range of areas including nuclear forensics, quantum computing and analytical chemistry
  • Working with our supercomputing capability in developing sophisticated models
  • Interfacing with scientists from US laboratories over shared projects and focuses
  • Working hands on in a laboratory developing and testing new materials, processes and equipment
  • Using their technical insights to add value to projects within our Nuclear Threat Reduction programme in support of national security
  • Working alongside world-leading experts to overcome scientific challenges
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Work type

Full time

Work mode





30000 GBP


  • Generous holiday entitlement(270 hours of leave annually)  
  • Excellent work/life balance 
  • 9-day working fortnight (this means you will not work every other Friday!) 
  • A salary sacrifice benefits 
  • 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 
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending across retail, hospitality and leisure 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services 
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