Graduate Physicists


  • Central England
  • ¬£Attractive
  • Academic - postdoc

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Graduate Physicists

Theoretical Physicist / Computational Physicist / Experimental Physicist/Mathematical Physicist / Criticality Physicist / Systems Assessment Scientist / IT Scientist

The Physics Division at AWE carries out world-class scientific research in some of the most challenging and exciting fields of science. These include, but are not limited to, research into material physics, high strain-rate material deformation, high explosive detonation, hydrodynamics, radiation physics, plasma physics, high energy density physics, laser physics, technology development, theoretical physics, computational modelling, high performance computing, complex systems and operational analysis, geophysics and nuclear physics.

At AWE, you will have access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities and equipment to allow you to push the boundaries of science, including one of the UK’s largest and fastest supercomputer capabilities, one of the world’s largest high power lasers, experimental chambers for conducting explosives trials and facilities with pulsed energy systems and accelerators for conducting high voltage/current and radiation experiments.   

The AWE Graduate Scheme offers structured learning ensuring you will experience everything you need to make the most of your personal and career development and includes many benefits such as:

  • £2500 welcome payment
  • Option of a £1000 interest free loan
  • 9-Day Fortnight (i.e. every other Friday is a non-working day)
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Competitive salary, with regular graduate pay reviews
  • Structured and supported career progression
  • A generous defined contribution pension that is flexible to suit you
  • Life Assurance (4 times salary)
  • Access to voluntary benefits and discounts to make your money go further
  • Group income protection
  • Further education funding

The Graduate Scheme will start in 2019 and therefore all applicants must be available to start in September 2019.  All applicants must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the relevant security clearance required and be willing and able to work in designated areas.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that talent is unrelated to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social background or any other form of diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

For further information and how to apply, please visit our website – www.awe.co.uk


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