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Computational Physics - 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.

The Physics team at AWE carries out world-class science in some of the most challenging fields, including explosive detonation, hydrodynamics, high-strain-rate deformation behaviour, radiation physics and computer modelling.  At AWE we have all the facilities needed to carry out this science – extremely fast supercomputers, areas for explosive trials and experimental facilities for high-energy-density physics. We employ Year in Industry Students in not just nuclear physics, but all branches of the subject: from atomic and condensed-matter physics to astrophysics and quantum physics.

We are looking for Year in Industry students to complete projects in our Physics teams who are studying towards degrees in physics, chemistry, and mathematics or similar and a particular interest in the areas of:

  • Technology Development
  • Materials and Computational Physics
  • Radiation Science
  • Criticality
  • Systems Assessment
  • Design Physics
  • High Performance Computing

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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