Level 6 (Degree)

Applications now open

Get work experience and a degree without the tuition fees

  • A Level 6 Degree apprenticeship is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree
  • The starting salary is £20,000 per annum
  • You will be located at Aldermaston near Reading
  • You must be a British National to apply for a role with us
  • You need to be 18+ by the time you start next September 2024
  • Please apply for no more than three roles. We encourage you to take the time to reflect on which apprenticeship you feel matches your aspirations and motivations. We will not accept more than three applications from one individual
AWE ApprenticeshipsCriteria age
(on joining)
Criteria qualification
(on joining)
Project Management18+Applications are now closed on Project Management roles
GCSE English and Maths at 4/C, or above
3 A Levels at CCC or above; or
T Level Pass (C or above on the core); or
BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM
Electronic Design18+Applications are now closed on Electronic Design roles
3 A Levels at grade C or above including Maths or Science; or
BTEC Diploma in Engineering
Nuclear Engineering – Electrical18+Applications are now closed on Nuclear Engineering – Electrical roles
3 A levels grade C or above including Maths.
Or level 3 equivalent qualification. (Minimum of 102 UCAS points OR existing level 3 qualification – equivalent to an A level)
Nuclear Engineering – Mechanical18+Applications are now closed on Nuclear Engineering – Mechanical roles
3 A levels grade C or above including Maths.
Or level 3 equivalent qualification. (Minimum of 102 UCAS points OR existing level 3 qualification – equivalent to an A level)
Manufacturing18+Applications are now closed on Manufacturing roles
A minimum 5 GCSE’s at grade 4(C) or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, as well as A Levels at grade 4(C) or above in both a Mathematical based subject or a Science, Technology, Engineering or additional Mathematics related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.
Building Services18+A Level BBC or;
BTEC National Diploma DDM or;
Access to Engineering qualifications with 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits including Maths and Physical Science credit or;
Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
Level 3 qualifications must include Maths and Physics
Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
Design and Construction Management18+Applications are now closed on Design and Construction Management roles
HNC in related subject with merit grade or; Level 4 Apprenticeship in relevant subject or equivalent level 4 qualification, including EPA. Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)

Explore our apprenticeships

As a Project Management Apprentice at AWE, you will be given the opportunity to support an array of mission critical projects. Throughout your career at AWE, you will have the chance to work in support of our core programme, on large infrastructure projects, and on a wide range of supporting programmes which enable AWE to operate and grow. You will work with a wide variety of passionate and industry leading subject matter experts, building strong relationships with teams and stakeholders.

This apprenticeship follows the embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree) standard and leads to roles designing and developing electronic circuits, devices and systems. As an electronic apprentice you will spend your first year of training producing several electronic projects whilst also attending university part time. These projects will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in basic electronic theory, components, basic circuit design, circuit construction and reporting.

On completion, you will be able to use the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed to enable systems and equipment to operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by AWE and those of the Professional Body Institutions. You will have a fundamental and core knowledge of engineering / science principles and practices and will be able to demonstrate discipline skills commensurate with their employed job role that typically will include design, plant performance enhancements, operational management, project management and maintenance of safety standards, utilising analytical thinking to provide innovative solutions.

On completion, you will be able to use the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed to enable systems and equipment to operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by AWE and those of the Professional Body Institutions. You will have a fundamental and core knowledge of engineering / science principles and practices and will be able to demonstrate discipline skills commensurate with their employed job role that typically will include design, plant performance enhancements, operational management, project management and maintenance of safety standards, utilising analytical thinking to provide innovative solutions.

As a Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice, you will develop the knowledge and people skills to enable the design and manufacture of a wide range of products, materials and tools to support our mission. Our operations include precision component manufacture, fabrication, explosive formulation, fissile material production, rubbers and plastics, and warhead assembly and disassembly.

Building Services Engineers create a safe, healthy and comfortable environment in which people can live, work and achieve: Imagine yourself in the most fabulous building in the world. Now take away the lighting, heating and ventilation, the lifts and escalators, acoustics, plumbing, power supply and energy management systems, the security and safety systems. You are left in a cold, dark uninhabitable shell. Building Services Engineers bring buildings to life.

AWE has an exciting future in building and infrastructure projects. The Design and Construction Management Degree Apprentice will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours to lead and manage a wide range of different building and infrastructure projects. While working at AWE you will act as the pivotal link between designers, such as architects or engineers, and construction teams and project stakeholders. Alongside academic studies, working in a live environment, you will build a fundamental understanding of both construction and architectural principles and practices. You will also hone your skills in a range of disciplines including Design Development, specifications and information management, project management, value management and maintenance of safety/regulatory standards. It will also stand you in good stead for future roles with experience in working in different teams and with people from all levels of the organisation.

I am not one for exams and the educational route through college with assignments really appealed to me.

Ben – Precision Machinist Apprentice

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