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Control & Instrumentation Maintenance Apprentice - Level 3 Advanced AWE PLC

Control and Instrumentation (C&I) is one of only two ‘critical trades’ at AWE. That’s because C&I is vital to the success of our mission, to keep the nation safe and secure. Put simply, C&I engineers enable a wide range of different automated processes to run. C&I engineers create, simplify and automate processes.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,000.00

    Salary increases annually.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 07:40-16:35 Alternate Fridays: 07:40-16:15 At AWE we work a 9-day fortnight allowing all employees every-other Friday off. Shifts over 8 hours apply to over 18s only.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000091688

  • Positions

    12 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Control and Instrumentation (C&I) is one of only two 'critical trades' at AWE. That's because C&I is vital to the successful delivery of our programme of work. Put simply, C&I engineers enable a wide range of different automated processes to run. 
 
C&I engineers create, simplify and automate processes. We deal with systems that measure and control all kinds of things - from the flow of water, to the temperature of a furnace. Our goal is to make sure complex processes can take place at the simple press of a button.

In C&I, we maintain, install and develop equipment used to control a variety of processes within AWE's production environment. That means everything from air handling units which keep clean air flowing safely through different working environments, through to programmable logic controllers which use advanced IT to control a variety of systems. 

C&I Maintenance may appeal to you if you enjoy: 

  • Understanding how to control engineering systems and equipment
  • Understanding how Building Management Systems work
  • Understanding how safety systems work
  • Being hands on
  • Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Qualification: Science Industry Maintenance Technician level 3 Apprenticeship

The first 2 years of training will take place on-site at our skills academy whilst attending a local college on day release.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship. Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Health & Safety Aware

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions. Our role in nuclear defence and what we do to support the UK’s nuclear deterrent, is vital in defending our country from the most extreme threats and to keeping the peace.

Employer

AWE PLC

Address

Atomic Weapons Establishment

Aldermaston

Reading

RG7 4PR

Contact

futurecareers@awe.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

AWE PLC

Apprenticeship standard

Science industry maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023