Our company

The foundations of our business are built on our proud heritage and our team of remarkable people.

For more than 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. We also use our nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.

What we do is unique and so are the people who work here. We have some of the best in the business and our people are truly our most valued asset. We work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent and equip our people with the right skills for the future. We are a team of around 6,000 people – proud to be part of such an important mission and proud of our responsibilities to the Ministry of Defence.

We aim to build enduring relationships with our government customers, international partners, suppliers and communities in the locations where we operate.

We have once again been named as one of the top Best Big Companies to work for in the Sunday Times Best Companies Awards, as well as gaining recognition in a number of other categories this year.

The award is open to companies with 2,000+ full-time employees, with those achieving the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores, based solely on employee feedback, featuring in the top 25.

We create and maintain a safe operating culture where safety is front and centre of everything we do. From building state-of-the-art facilities, to supporting our Production, Science, Engineering and Technology programmes, the management of Environment, Safety, Health and Wellbeing underpins all activities at AWE. It’s at the heart of everything we do.















AWE is named one of the best big companies to work for


Our business model

We work under contract and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Nuclear Organisation

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