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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

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Connecting communities

Keeping you connected to what is happening at AWE

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About us

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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

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AWEsome education

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Local Liaison Committee

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Our regulators

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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

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Before you apply

Things to know before applying for a job.

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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AWE working with Sellafield Ltd

AWE is pleased to announce that an enabling contract has been signed to allow us to work with Sellafield Ltd and The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to secure a long-term solution for the appropriate treatment and storage of our Higher Activity Waste (HAW).  

 We have been working with Sellafield Ltd, the NDA and the Ministry of Defence to secure such a long-term solution for the treatment and storage of our HAW.  The enabling contract will allow for the treatment of up to 5000 drums of HAW at Sellafield. This is a key step in our ongoing work to meet the regulatory requirements set out by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

 Haydn Clulow, AWE Site Director, said: “AWE has been working towards this long-term strategy to meet our HAW regulatory requirements since 2011. This strategy supports AWE’s enduring commitment to deliver safe and secure operations and make continuous improvement in environmental performance.”

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