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Title:LEARNING A TRADE: THE FIRST YEAR AT THE ENGINEERING APPRENTICE SCHOOL, ALDERMASTON [Main Title]
Film Number:AWE 21
Other titles:BRITAIN'S ATOMIC WEAPONS RESEARCH PROGRAMME COLLECTION [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Recruitment film aimed at potential engineers, focusing on the first year of training at the Engineering Apprentice School at AWRE Aldermaston.
Description: Engineering apprentices at Aldermaston join after leaving school. For those living a long way from home hostel accommodation is available. The Engineering Apprentice School is a purpose designed and built school. Lecture Hall scenes. At the beginning of the course each recruit is given a set of tools and given the task of designing and making a set square. Instructors inspecting completed set squares. Varied syllabus including physical exercise and using equipment such as lathes and drilling machines. The apprentices successfully complete the first year of their training, with another four years to look forward to. The dawning of the atomic age means that "there is no time to lose in the 20th century", and consequently skilled engineers are much in demand by the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment.
Production Details: Atomic Weapons Research Establishment Film Unit (Production company)
Cameron, James (Production individual)
Slater, John (Production individual)
Cooper, Adrian (Production individual)
Osborne, Ron (Production individual)
Moore, Doug (Production individual)