Early Careers and Events Coordinator


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

  • 9/80 Schedule
  • £25k - 27k
  • Hybird Remote, Reading or Basingstoke
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Reading or Basingstoke, UK ⚠️

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. 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.

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

AWE are looking for 3 strong Co-ordinators to support ourTalent Acquisition team. Two co-ordinators will work within our Early Careers team supporting with high volume delivery across the end-to-end assessment and selection processes for graduate, Year in Industry and Apprenticeship recruitment. The third role will support the administration and co-ordination of all AWE external recruitment events across Early Careers and Talented Professional hiring.

These roles are 24 month fixed term contracts.

Location– Reading / Basingstoke area

Package– £23,360 - £27,000 (this can be flexible depending on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our 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 (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us 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 (we 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 and available on our careers site

What will you be required to do?

Early Careers Co-ordinators:

  • To be the point of contact for candidates and our assessors across the delivery of all 3 early careers and scholarship recruitment programmes.
  • Deliver exceptional candidate experience  throughout the recruitment process
  • Ensure applicants are reviewed and progressed in a timely manner using our Workday Applicant tracking system.
  •  Liaise with our 3rd party recruitment and assessment partners on day to day process delivery
  • Play a key support role in the delivery of our final stage assessment centres
  • Oversee the contracts/offers process, ensuring our Onboarding team have all the information they need on time, tracking of acceptances and resolving queries
  • Manage responses to queries from a range of stakeholders including universities, schools/colleges and candidates
  • Be a key ambassador for early careers events

Events Co-ordinator

  • Event booking and delivery of all required logistics
  • Co-ordinate booking for AWE Ambassadors into all events, issuing joining instructions, confirmation details etc. Overseeing plan to ensure events fully staffed.
  • Management of external logistics partner (distribution of our events stand and kits to AWE recruitment events)
  • Management of event stand collateral
  • Event reporting
  • Collate event feedback
  • Manage SharePoint ambassador page – content management

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

  • Experience of dealing with Early Careers recruitment – preferred
  • Experience utilising Workday – preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and strong multi-tasking and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage own workload and priorities to agreed timescales
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Closing date – 24/07/24

This job role is suitable for hybrid working, which is an informal, non-contractual and voluntary arrangement, blending a balance of attendance in the workplace (your permanent duty station) and working from home as a personal choice.  If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.

The successful candidate is required to carry out all their duties from a UK location and cannot do so from an overseas location at any time.

All candidates must be willing and able to apply for and maintain the correct security clearance for this role.



Please note that you must be a British Citizen to apply for a role with us.

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


AWE provides warheads for the UK’s nuclear deterrent and offers solutions in counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer a generous leave policy calculated in hours to accommodate the unique working pattern

Remote Working Policy

We offer opportunities for agile working with a mix of onsite and remote options

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 1.5k across 18 departments:

  • engineering
  • human resources
  • business development
  • operations
  • education
  • information technology
  • media and commmunication
  • consulting
  • finance
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