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What we do

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Our history

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Site safety and security

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Connecting communities

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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

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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

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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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Business Strategy

In July 2016, the Government reaffirmed that the UK’s independent nuclear deterrent will remain essential to our security for as long as the global security situation demands.

Our Mission

We deliver nuclear warheads for the UK’s deterrent, and use our expertise to support national security.

To do this we;

  • Deliver and maintain a safe and secure Nuclear Stockpile
  • Support the strategic relationships that sustain the UK as a Nuclear Weapons State
  • Use our expertise to provide wider support to the UK’s security priorities and scientific interests
  • Operate and enhance the AWE estate on behalf of the Ministry of Defence

Strategic Goals and Objectives

  • Adding Value - Streamline our sites, processes and activities to deliver effective operations and extraordinary value for the Government and taxpayer.
  • Trusted and respected- Build our key stakeholder relationships to earn trust and advocacy- through consistently high performance, delivery against our goals, and recognition of our unique expertise in nuclear warheads, and nuclear security.
  • Future warhead ready - Retain the ability to meet the requirements for a future warhead or for an extension of the current system. We will achieve this through our workforce, the facilities and equipment that we maintain, and through effective partnering.

 

Our values impact every element of our organisation, they answer the question as to how we will behave to deliver our purpose and give us a clear outline of behavioural standards.

  • Pride – we recognise past achievement and are proud to contribute to our nation’s security
  • Excellence – we deliver excellence at every level, behaving ethically and professionally, continually striving for improvement.
  • Innovation – we lead the way in delivering innovation and integrated solutions, pushing the boundaries of science and technology in the nuclear defence environment.
  • Trust – we build trust in all that we do, meeting our promises and commitments to each other, our neighbours, our customer and our country.