What we do
Discover how we support the defence and security of the UK.Discover 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
What we do is truly unique and so are the people who work with us. As well as varied and diverse jobs, we have a great graduate scheme and offer a range of apprenticeships.
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
A community came together on Friday, (September 25), to remember its Great War dead. A Centenary Great War Pla...Read more
AWE has proudly welcomed 42 apprentices to our organisation, which is providing exciting career opportunities...Read more
Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has commissioned a Great War Centenary Plaque for the village of Aldermasto...Read more