Quality Inspector Apprentice

  • Company: AWE
  • Location: Aldermaston
  • Closing Date: 18-02-2024


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 Quality Inspector at AWE your role will include inspection of various mechanical and electrical components that are used within a production or trials environment, working to process following written procedures and using your knowledge and experience to interpret requirements directly from drawings. These tasks may include the use of first principle measurements using a variety of hand instruments through to computer guided purpose-made precision measurement equipment.

As a Quality apprentice you will initially be based within the Skills Academy, where you will develop your basic knowledge and core skills, before progressing on to the onsite aspect of your training. At this point you will start to apply and further develop these core skills in a live working environment. In addition to the vocational aspects of your training, AWE will further your knowledge of quality through academic studies as you work towards the completion of your professional qualifications.

Becoming a Quality Inspector may appeal to you if you enjoy:
• Understanding how mechanical and electrical assemblies work
• Understanding how and why the physical properties of a product matter
• Studying how components can be assessed, measured and reported
• Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
• A practical application to find out about the things around you
• Having a hands-on approach to problem solving

Entry requirements:
• 5 GCSE’s at grade 4/C or above to include Maths and English
• A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
• PC literate
• Good communication skills
• Excellent team working skills
• Health and safety aware
• Effective at following instructions
• Ability to concentrate for long periods
• Passion and motivation for your chosen profession
• Age: Applicants must be aged 16 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 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!