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.
Personal and professional support
On joining us, you’ll receive:
- Exceptional work-related and professional development opportunities
- Support to gain a relevant professional qualification
- Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body
Competitive salary and regular pay reviews
We use an independent company to benchmark our salaries, to ensure they’re competitive against industry standards. And we also conduct regular performance-related pay reviews.
The AWE working pattern
The working structure at AWE differs from other companies. We operate a 9-day working fortnight, which means our sites close every other Friday.
What does this mean?
Our working pattern operates on a 2-weekly cycle, so:
- During the first week, you’ll work Monday to Friday for a total of 41 hours (if full time)
- During the second week, you’ll work Monday to Thursday for a total of 33 hours (if full time) – and not work on the Friday
Because our working pattern differs from that of other companies, we calculate our annual leave in hours. You’ll benefit from a generous total of 270 hours’ leave a year which includes an allowance for Bank Holidays.
Agile and flexible working
As a business, we’re moving to a more agile working model, which means for some roles we’re introducing the opportunity to work offsite or at home. And, if it works for you and for the business, we’re also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
The AWE Group Personal Pension
Upon joining us, you’ll enrol in the AWE Group Personal Pension plan.
What does this mean?
Upon being enrolled in the pension plan, you’ll pay a percentage of your salary into the pension each month. It’s flexible, so you can increase or decrease the amount you pay into the plan at any time. The Company will also make a contribution to your pension on your behalf.
AWE Life Insurance
We also provide a life insurance benefit for all employees, aged up to and including 74. This means that, in the event of your death, a lump sum death-in-service benefit of four-times your salary is payable.
Our award winning benefit scheme, AWE&ME My Choice, offers a wide range of lifestyle, financial and wellbeing services, including Cycle to Work and an Employee Discount scheme for savings on your every-day spending.
More information can be found in the AWE Benefits Guide.