Information Communications Technician Apprentice

  • Company: AWE
  • Location: Aldermaston
  • Closing Date: 24-01-2024


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?

An Information Communication Technician provides support to everyone in the company, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and troubleshoot non-routine problems. ICT technicians configure and maintain the systems which provide the infrastructure services to the company when they need it, rectifying issues to ensure the organisation’s productivity.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will move through several placements across the company from networking and cyber security to coding and servers.

The desired skills and behaviours of Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprentices include:
• Good communication skills (i.e. technical speaking, active listening, professional writing, professional body language and technical presentation)
• Reliability with a high level of respect for confidentiality on work-related and personal matters
• Good time management and organisational skills (i.e. planning and completing work to schedule)
• Open attitude towards receiving feedback
• Logical and creative thinking skills
• Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
• Committed to health & safety (i.e. personal, workplace, radiological and nuclear)
• Effective at following rules, procedures and principles
• Ability to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment
• PC literate
• Ability to work with a range of stakeholders (both internal and external)
• A passion and motivation for working in this profession

Entry Requirements:
• 5 GCSE’s at grade 4/C or above to include Maths and English
• Age: Applicants must be aged 18 or over, as of 31th August 2024, due to security clearance requirements

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 (270 hours per year) and excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight. This means that every other Friday you won’t be required to work!
• Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
• Access to employee discounts portal – for everyday savings on retail, hospitality and leisure

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!