Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)

Quality Inspector Specialist

What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) also use Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Quality Inspector Specialist

You will Support Quality service delivery through appropriate methods of inspection and evaluation, in a crucial role within AWE providing support to the UKs at sea deterrent.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

Salary: £27,960- £38,000 (dependent on experience) - Working on a four day week pattern Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 5.25pm

Closing Date - 1st June 2023

As part of Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) careers site

You will support Quality service delivery through appropriate methods of inspection and evaluation, in support of the requirements of their specific Quality requirements.

  • Contribute to the development and validation of Quality processes.
  • Participation in experimental trials, improvement activities and audits.
  • Engagement with relevant AWE stakeholders and other functions to enhance inspection techniques for future programs of work.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or relevant experience and/or ONC or equivalent in a related discipline.
  • Capable of developing solutions to issues in a unique manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings, technical specifications and standards.
  • Ability to generate and improve upon inspection instructions, inspection reports and other specific role documentation.
  • All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role with Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) ambition is to create workplaces where Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) employees feel able to be themselves at work. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.

Contract: Full Time
Salary: £27,960 - £38,000 Per year
Region: North West England
Location: Reading RG7 4PR
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