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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

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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Jim, Senior Planning Manager

 The main thing that attracted me to AWE was the diversity and uniqueness of the organisation. The idea of making a contribution to the defence of the UK was exciting.

In my current role as a Senior Planning Manager, I manage a team that looks at the complete product lifecycle across a number of manufacturing areas working closely with scientists and engineers to ensure delivery is to time and cost.

Throughout my career here I’ve had the opportunity to work my way up to a senior position by bringing previous working experience and through the development opportunities within AWE.

The most enjoyable part of my job is working with a number of different teams and functions across the business- from the science community to engineering and manufacturing.

I would definitely recommend AWE to anyone looking for a career in planning. There is the opportunity to apply the theory you’ve learnt from past careers to some exciting and challenging projects.

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