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Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£21700 - £28000 per annum + pension
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nuclear, Other
Defence, Nuclear Industry
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AWE is currently recruiting for a Technician to begin their career working within our world leading laser facility contributing to the successful operations of the Target Fabrication team, whilst also enjoying the benefits of a great work life balance that gives you every other Friday off! This is an ideal opportunity for those who have an interest in science and are interested in a role where they are fully supported to work in our Orion Laser Facility.

The role within our Target Fabrication team will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work within our scientific labs, focusing on preparation of materials/coatings and the precision metrology of these components as well as the targets to support high energy density plasma physics experiments on laser facilities around the world.

Location: Reading

Package: £21,700 - £28,000 per annum

Closing Date: 10th July 2024

What will you be responsible for?

  • Supporting the provision of experimental and technical capabilities assigned to you.
  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the lab environment.
  • Preparing materials that relate to experiments.
  • Precision metrology at and below sub-micron level.
  • Undertaking work in compliance with Company processes, standards, and procedures.
  • Supporting continuous improvement activities within the local area.
  • May be required to carry out safety related roles including but not limited to Work Supervisory Officer, Risk Assessor; COSHH Assessor; Manual Handling Assessor.
  • Experience in an engineering environment or a relevant qualification would be advantageous for this role but not essential.

What will you need to be considered?

  • Attention to detail must be demonstrable.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes.

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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