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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

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You and your career

By continuing to develop skills and capability, we can maintain a world class, high performing business. It’s a fundamental part of our philosophy and one that embraces everyone who joins us.

Your personal development is very important – in terms of fulfilling your full potential and delivering value to our business. Our comprehensive programme will support your learning every step of the way. The sky is the limit!

Performance and development reviews

These take place on a formal basis at least twice a year, in addition to an annual performance appraisal. You’ll also meet with your manager on a one-to-one basis, to review your performance and recognise your achievements. Together, you’ll plan your future goals and identify development opportunities.

Training

You’ll have access to a variety of in-house training, as well as relevant external conferences and training that supports your continuous professional development. And in line with your agreed development plan, we will make sure you have all the support that you need to undertake and complete any qualifications.

Professional memberships

These are important to you and to the company as a whole. As part of our employment benefits, you may qualify for membership funding of relevant professional bodies. Our training and development is accredited by a number of professional bodies including: RSC, IOP, IET, IMechE, IChemE, IoM3, CIPD, ACCA, CIMA and CIM. 

Developing your future

It’s part of a pledge of support we make to every employee who wants to develop specialist or management skills. Whatever route your career takes, we will encourage you to continually develop your skills. You will also have the opportunity to move round the organisation if you wish. Our aim is to be your long-term career partner – a partnership that gives you all the encouragement and opportunities you need to further your professional and personal development.

"Helping you to become one of AWE's future leaders."