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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

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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Our purpose

Working together to keep our world safe and secure, we deliver warheads for the UK's deterrent, and use our nuclear expertise to support national security. 

AWE is a unique national asset. Our programme of work is to ensure the UK has, and continues to have, a Continuous At Sea Deterrent as defined by Government policy and the decisions that were made in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.

Our strategy 

AWE will create a future that balances the protection of core skills against the provision of cost effective approaches that will help minimise the whole-life cost of the deterrent. To achieve this, we will exercise and maintain our unique set of capabilities so that we are always ready to play our part and assist UK Government in wider defence and national nuclear security requirements.

Our strategy therefore takes a long-term view of the future and is underpinned by short, medium and long term business strategies and plans.

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Our goals

 Goal graphic A Protect the deterrent by ensuring that warheads are always available – we will provide sustainable support to the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrent, balancing cost and risk, and plan for a replacement warhead programme should it be required.
 Goal graphic B Deliver a safe, effective and efficient nuclear warhead programme – we will manage the programme, continuing our transformation to reduce risk and enhance value for money to UK.
 Goal graphic C Enhance value from international relationships – working with partners to ensure a long-term sustainable future, we will enhance the value we add and create and seize opportunities as they arise.
 Goal graphic D Enhance value for our nation – building on the Government Owned Contractor Operated model, optimise the value of AWE as a national asset.

Our values

As our purpose sets out our shared direction, so our values help us to understand the behaviours that we place at the heart of our day-to-day operations.

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.