The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has been central to the UK’s defence for more than 60 years, providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security.

We are the nation’s largest high-tech research, development and production facility and cover the whole lifecycle of nuclear warheads - from initial concept, assessment and design, through component manufacture and assembly, to in-service support and finally decommissioning and disposal.

Our nationally recognised Skills Academy has been at the forefront of apprenticeship schemes, from the moment it opened its doors nearly 65 years ago - winning awards for both the Academy and some of its apprentices.


An apprenticeship with AWE is a great way to get your career off the ground. It will give you all the skills and training you’ll need to pursue a varied and exciting role.


You will be part of our company, which has a very unique role in supporting the defence and security of the United Kingdom. To do this to the best of our ability means we must nurture the right skills and expertise. Our apprenticeship schemes are designed to do just that. 


If you have a real passion for learning, are committed to personal achievement and success and want a great career then an AWE apprenticeship could be for you.


We have a variety of apprenticeships on offer.


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