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Physics (Materials Science) Year in Industry Placement Scheme

  • TypeInternship
  • DegreeBachelor
  • LocationReading, GB
  • PostedDecember 15, 2017
  • Start date-
  • DeadlineFebruary 1, 2018

Exciting opportunities in a truly unique environment.

If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then AWE could be the perfect place for you – whether you are a scientist, an engineer, a mechanic or a business professional. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we’re always looking for high quality candidates.

Welcome to your next step towards a Year in Industry Placement at AWE.  The closing date for applications to the Year in Industry Placement Scheme is 31st December 2017.

Materials science supports the life cycle of warhead components and technologies to ensure reliability of the UK's strategic deterrent.  A nuclear warhead contains a vast range of materials including metals, ceramics, inorganic salts, rubbers, foams, adhesives, high explosives and radioactive substances.  Many of these materials have unique handling issues and our dedicated facilities ensure a safe and secure environment to undertake research.  Materials science is critical to understanding and predicting behaviour of these types of materials under various conditions.

We are looking for Year in Industry students to complete projects in our Materials Science team who are studying towards a degree in physics, chemistry, and mathematics or similar and a particular interest, or specialism, in the areas of:

  • Materials Assessment
  • Measurement Science
  • Metallurgical Science
  • Radiation Protection
  • Tritium Technology
  • Explosives Science

There are many benefits to enjoy when you join the Year in Industry Placement Scheme:

  • Competitive salary
  • 9-Day Fortnight
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • A generous defined contribution pension that is flexible to suit you
  • Life Assurance (4 times salary)
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
  • Group income protection

The Year in Industry Placement Scheme will start in Summer 2018 and all applicants must be available to start in July 2018.  If you are able to start sooner please include this on your applications.  All applicants must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the relevant security clearance required.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

Please note that you must be a British Citizen to apply for a role at AWE.

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