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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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Working together to keep our world safe and secure

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We support the UK’s Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD)

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Our unique nuclear expertise supports national security

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Science, engineering and technology

World-class and cutting edge expertise

Science, engineering and technology are at the heart of what we do. We cover the entire lifecycle of warheads from initial concept and design, to final decommissioning and disposal.

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National nuclear security

Protecting our nation

Our work contributes significantly to the security of the UK. By using our nuclear know-how and expertise, we help the UK Government to detect and protect against potential threats to our country.

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Save the date!

Community Showcase

AWE is hosting a free summer showcase event for members of the local community on:

Saturday 27th June

Burghfield Recreational Society

James Lane

Burghfield

 

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Orion laser facility

This is where we research high-energy density physics phenomena – the type that occur at the core of a nuclear explosion or a star’s interior.

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Our locations

Our two main sites are in Berkshire – AWE Burghfield and the company’s headquarters at AWE Aldermaston.

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Our responsibilities

We are committed to sustaining a safe and secure business by respecting our people, communities and the environment.

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Exciting opportunities

Be part of a unique team

What we do is truly unique and so are the people who work with us. As well as varied and diverse jobs, we have a great graduate scheme and offer a range of apprenticeships.

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Our partnerships

Strategically important connections

Our strong ties with leading universities and academic councils support our objectives to be a leader in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

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The supply chain

Working with suppliers

Businesses that work with us share our exacting standards of safety, security and quality. What does it take to become an AWE supplier?

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How has AWE shaped your community?

60 years, countless stories

Do you have a memory to share?

With your help, AWE is creating a digital community story book. If you have a story or anecdote you would like to share the we’d love to hear from you. 

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AWE supports STEM competition

 AWE is supporting a local school to compete at an international Science Technology Engineering and Mathemati...

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Explosive Engineers magazine

AWE feature in April's issue of Explosive Engineers Magazine. Read the article in full here...

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Raising the Church roof

AWE has donated £250 to a local charity that is raising money for the renovation of the 900 year old St Peter...

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Looking for an engineering job?

We are currently recruiting for experienced engineers from mechanical and electrical to design and production and anything in-between.

If you would like to create bespoke solutions to unique problems then we have the right job for you.

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