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Craft Professionals - Electrical

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8 Mar 2024

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What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent - Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

AWE is at the start of once-in-a-generation work programmes that will ensure we protect the UK’s safety and security for decades to come. We have opportunities for experienced Craft professionals looking for their next career move. We offer opportunities to progress through higher education and asset-specific training, broadening your competence and increasing our plant’s availability and reliability.

Location: Reading

Salary: £25,250 - £40,000 (dependent on experience) plus generous workplace allowances

Closing Date: 8th March 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • Opportunity for overtime available at enhanced hourly rate
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

AWE Is undergoing a multi £b infrastructure programme which presents unique opportunities for
Craft professionals to carry out preventive and reactive maintenance on state-of-the-art plant, processes and facilities. The work will be on a range of systems including electrical distribution, specialist production equipment and ventilation systems.

Due to AWE’s critical role, further technical details of our work are classified. But rest assured, you will be doing remarkably interesting things as part of our expert craft team!

Key accountabilities will include:
  • Performing routine maintenance on electrical systems and equipment
  • Troubleshooting and fault rectification electrical issues
  • Installing and upgrading electrical systems and equipment
  • Testing and inspecting electrical systems and equipment
  • Keeping accurate records of maintenance and repairs performed
  • Following all safety procedures and regulations

Prior experience in nuclear defence is not necessary, however candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:
  • Planned and reactive maintenance on industrial systems (including 3-phase)
  • Adhering to a strong safety culture and working to industry standards
  • Previous experience in a building, plant or manufacturing environment

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:
  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience
  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3
  • 18th edition and C&G 2391 preferred but not this is not essential as training can be provided

You must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas, if applicable.More information is on our website.


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role with us.

Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and our employees feel able to be themselves at work. We strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide us will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.


AWE are excited to launch our first Returner Programme, in partnership with, which is designed to support experienced professionals return to their field following a career break.

The programme will be a 1 year fixed term contract on either a full or part time basis with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role at the end of the contract.

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