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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

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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

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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

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Our regulators

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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

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Before you apply

Things to know before applying for a job.

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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Blog

Science at the extreme: Academic access experiments on the Orion laser

Experimental physicist Francisco Suzuki Vidal blogs about his experience of undertaking experiments at AWE Or...

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The story of AWE Pride

First and foremost I'm a Chartered Engineer, who has worked mainly in the areas of systems, safety and reliability. I've worked for AWE for just over nine years and through that time I've been William, Will and Billy.

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The importance of innovation

It’s a typical UK winter morning and I’m taking a short walk to assist with some thinking. There’s plenty of fresh air and green space around me here and given the size of the estate, I could easily walk for an hour and still be ‘at work’.

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"Go tell someone that STEM is fun"

By Sian Butler, AWE Head of Materials and Analytical Science 17th August 2017 was an exciting day in the Butle...

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AWE gender pay gap

By the end of March 2018, and every year after, all organisations with over 250 staff have to publish information on the gender pay gap

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We are passionate about apprenticeships

We have been running apprenticeships for 65 years, traditionally providing training for science and engineering roles.

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Becoming an apprentice

In my final year of GCSEs I knew that college was not the next step for me. I wanted to leave school and do something that was interesting and hands on; a place where I could get experience in the working world.

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Starting anew at AWE – my graduate job

Starting anew at AWE – my graduate job experience

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Pushing the boundaries of science, engineering and technology

Pushing the boundaries of science, engineering and technology

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