Job Location:
Reading area

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 is seeking an individual with a strong interest in HR systems, with technical expertise to ensure our system is maintained and updated efficiently and effectively, bringing in new functionality as the system develops.  The successful candidate will join AWE as an HR System Analyst in our small but a highly productive team.  The ideal candidate would be able to proactively identify opportunities for change and improvement, assist in the solution process driving change and support the development of customer led HR services.

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: Up to £40K (dependent on experience)

Hours: This is a full-time opportunity however we are keen on flexibility and happy to discuss alternative options to accommodate individuals wishing to work part-time

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Family friendly policies

You will be required to:

  • Implement changes to the Workday system to enhance the customer experience through prioritisation of deliverables, testing, documenting process and troubleshooting unforeseen issues

  • Interrogate and analyse data, using opportunities to improve service and systems

  • Work to resolve the more complex HR system issues raised by the business

  • Develop dashboards to meet business requirements and drive people management

  • Support HR improvement and change projects as required

  • Work with our Change and Communications departments to ensure the business is updated on relevant system changes

  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues and customers

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrate a logical thought process and excellent organisational skills

  • Have proven experience of working within a system support role

  • Have a strong numerical and analytical aptitude

  • Be able to demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for this role and have the drive and ability to learn new things quickly

  • Be confident in presenting to stakeholders and influencing colleagues and senior leadership within the function and the wider business

  • Be highly proficient in the use of MS Excel to an advanced level and have a good understanding of Word and PowerPoint

The following are desirable for the role:

  • Practical experience of working with and supporting Workday

  • Experience of business process design, process mapping, problem solving and decision making

  • Knowledge of a service delivery model, utilising a ticketing system

We will also require any potential employees to be willing and able to obtain and maintain Security Clearance.


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

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 value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.