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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

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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

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

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Current vacancies

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Where you fit in

Our graduate scheme is very wide ranging. With such a broad range of roles available, our scheme isn’t restricted by any specialisms. It’s more about you and what you can bring to the company.  

And if you want to be part of the graduate team, here’s what we’re looking for:

  • People who have, or expect to achieve, a good degree: BSc, MSc or PhD- minimum 2:1
  • Graduates with a variety of degree classifications, whether it be science, engineering, finance, IT or HR
  • People with strong technical skills and the confidence to work as part of a team
  • Applicants with personality and drive – individuals who are proactive, innovative and hungry to work in a challenging environment.

A future in science

If you have a scientific background, the opportunities at AWE are extremely diverse. At the start of the two-year programme, you’ll join a department where you will get the chance to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you gained at university.

The content of the programme varies greatly depending on the specific area you join. It’s possible that you’ll do a placement in one or more areas of the business. You may be able to study for a relevant Masters or PhD if it fits with our business needs. Likewise, with our help, you can gain professional accreditations such as Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.

A focus on engineering

The size and diversity of our business creates many opportunities for engineers. As part of the two year graduate programme, we encourage you to undertake some placements across different areas of the business; giving you experience of both practical and strategic projects. We are interested in your personal and professional development and can help you gain professional accreditations with the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Chemical Engineering amongst others.

Support in business services

Our functions include those areas which support the programme and operational needs of AWE on a daily basis. They cover every area from Commercial, Environment, Safety and Health (ESH), Finance, Human Resources, IT, Project Management and Supply Chain. Join us and you'll support the company's mission and ensure our activities meet legal and customer requirements, no matter which function. You'll help develop efficient and effective strategies, polices and processes and provide a framework for maintain a safe and secure organisation.

See where your career path could take you.