What we do
Discover how we support the defence and security of the UK.Discover more
Make a name for yourself and become an AWE Apprentice. AWE is a great way to get your career started. It will give you the skills and training you’ll need for a varied and exciting role in engineering and technology.
Online applications are now available for 2016 intake.Find out more
Science, engineering and technology are at the heart of what we do. We cover the entire lifecycle of warheads from initial concept and design, to final decommissioning and disposal.Find out more
Our work contributes significantly to the security of the UK. By using our nuclear know-how and expertise, we help the UK Government to detect and protect against potential threats to our country.Find out more
This is where we research high-energy density physics phenomena – the type that occur at the core of a nuclear explosion or a star’s interior.Find out more
Our two main sites are in Berkshire – AWE Burghfield and the company’s headquarters at AWE Aldermaston.Find out more
We are committed to sustaining a safe and secure business by respecting our people, communities and the environment.Find out more
AWE has been around since the 1950s, and during this time has played a key role in the local community as a large local employer and neighbour.
Our local community and people are an integral part of our organisation. We would like to introduce you to some of their story’s gathered so far showing AWE’s rich history in the community.Start your journey...
Our strong ties with leading universities and academic councils support our objectives to be a leader in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
Businesses that work with us share our exacting standards of safety, security and quality. What does it take to become an AWE supplier?Find out more
Calling all budding male and female engineers in the Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading areas. AWE has launched...Read more
AWE inspired young minds when our scientists recently hosted pupils from across Berkshire and Hampshire school...Read more
AWE has been named 2015 West Berkshire Business Employer of the year. The West Berkshire Business Awards are a...Read more