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What we do

Discover how we support the defence and security of the UK.

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Our history

Learn about our proud history and what makes up our DNA.

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Site safety and security

Read about how our sites are regulated and monitored.

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Connecting communities

Keeping you connected to what is happening at AWE

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About us

Learn more about our company and how we support the defence and security of the UK.

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

We have unique nuclear expertise. We have a clear purpose and goals that set our direction.

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World-class expertise

Find out more about our science, engineering and technology capabilities.

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Working ethically

Learn about how we promote an ethical working environment.

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Freedom of Information

Find out how to make a Freedom of Information Act request.

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AWEsome education

Discover how we are supporting future generations.

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Local Liaison Committee

Find out more about the Local Liaison Committee and how they represent community interests.

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Our regulators

Read about how are sites are regulated and monitored.

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Supply chain

The supply chain is crucial to the delivery of our programme. What does it take to be a supplier.

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Local Liaison Committee

Find out more about the Local Liaison Committee and how they represent community interests.

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International partners

We seek to drive better value and efficiencies through collaborative international relationships.

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Working at AWE

Explore what it’s like to be part of our team

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Before you apply

Things to know before applying for a job.

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How to apply

Search for a role and apply online.

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Current vacancies

See if we have the perfect job for you.

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Planning your visit

AWE looks forward to welcoming you to our sites.

As AWE is a nuclear licensed site, there are a number of security requirements that visitors will need to observe. We have therefore produced this leaflet to provide you with the information you need to help you prepare for your visit.

Prior to your visit

To gain access to AWE sites, we require some personal details for security purposes.

  • Full Name
  • National Insurance Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality

You will be asked by your host to provide this information before your visit. The details will be entered into our visitor system to enable us to easily identify you upon your arrival.

Arriving at AWE

To ensure that your access to the site is as swift as possible, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment/meeting time to ensure that all safety and security measures are complete.

Please ensure that you have contact telephone numbers for your host as this will ensure that we can contact them as soon as you are ready to enter site.

You will be asked to provide proof of identity upon arrival. PASSPORT or PHOTOCARD driving licence are both acceptable. No other forms of photographic identity will be accepted.

Please bring proof of identity with you even if you are an existing pass holder. The safety and security of our visitors is important to us. As part of security procedures, all new visitors to AWE will be required to watch our safety briefing. You may also be requested to have your vehicle or bags searched by our resident security officers.

Site security

We are unable to allow mobile telephones, laptops, USB sticks or camera/video recording devices into our sites, and therefore request that you make appropriate arrangements for these items prior to your visit. Alternatively they can be left in your car or at reception if required. It is essential that during your visit, briefcases and handbags are labelled with a suitable baggage tag. Our reception team will be able to provide one for your use.

We look forward to your visit.

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