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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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Outreach links

UK Research Councils and institutions

  • Technology Strategy Board
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • MOD Centre for Defence Enterprise

 Professional institutions and associations

  • European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
  • International Council on Systems Engineering
  • Royal Microscopical Society
  • Royal United Services Institute
  • Society of Chemical Industry
  • The Nuclear Institute
  • The Royal Institute
  • The Association for Independent Research and Technology Organisations

Our Corporate sponsorships and memberships

  • Casting Technology International
  • Lucideon
  • Partnership Sourcing Ltd - Business Excellence
  • The Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust
  • The Welding Institute
  • Tritium Users Group
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Support for professional development

Our graduate schemes are currently accredited by a number of institutions and we also support professional registration:

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • British Computer Society
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Physics
  • Royal Society of Chemistry