Business Administration Apprentice

  • Company: AWE
  • Location: Aldermaston
  • Closing Date: 01-01-2024


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. They have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. AWE also use their 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?

As a Business Administrator you will play a vital role within the AWE organisation handling day to day tasks that ensures the business runs smoothly. Working closely with various functional areas of AWE such as Operations, Finance, Project Management, Human Resources (HR), Procurement (buying goods / services) and IT Services will provide you with exciting opportunities to learn how a business operates.

Your tasks will include, but not be limited to; document processing (Printing, copying, binding, shredding), organising and maintaining files and records, organising meetings, and supporting visitors to AWE sites, diary and inbox management on behalf of senior managers, making travel arrangements and taking minutes.

During your apprenticeship you will primarily be based in a live working environment with placements around the various areas of the business but working in conjunction with AWE’s Skills Academy team who will support and aid your learning with various training programmes. In addition to the on the job, practical element of your training, you will be supported with coaching and mentoring. This will increase your ability to obtain all the necessary knowledge of Business Administration to help you to achieve your Business Administration apprenticeship.

Level 3 entry requirements:
· 5 GCSE’s at grade 4/C or above to include Maths and English
· Basic IT skills
· Good communication skills
· Good team working skills
· A passion and motivation for learning and continuous improvement
· Must be age 18 or above as of 31th August 2024 for Security Clearance requirements for the role.

What AWE offer:
· AWE offer apprentices a starting salary of £16,000. This increases annually with second year salary being £20,500
· A market leading contributory pension scheme
· Generous holiday entitlement and excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight. This means that every other Friday you won’t be required to work!

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

AWE recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as their positions have been filled, they close their applications.

Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!