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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

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Freedom of Information

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AWEsome education

Discover how we are supporting future generations.

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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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Before you apply

Thank you for your interest in working for AWE. We firmly believe in diversity, which means we promote equality and opportunities amongst all our employees.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, we offer a wide range of opportunities and support throughout your time here, helping you achieve your full potential.

Our work is truly unique and vital to protect national security. It helps to keep our world safe and secure. That’s why everybody who works at AWE is passionate about what they do and thrives in a challenging, yet rewarding, environment.

We recruit for a wide range of roles in AWE and each role will have its own individual qualifications and technical requirements.

There are some standard requirements and personal qualities we look for in our candidates. You must:

  • Hold full British citizenship (dual nationals may be considered for certain roles)
  • Have resided in the UK for the past 10 years

Because of the nature of our work, all our successful candidates will need to be security cleared before working for us.  This can take several months.

All offers of employment at AWE are conditional on applicants achieving the following:

  • The required level of security clearance relevant to the role
  • References to cover the last 5 years, including education, employment and personal
  • Occupational Health Assessment (including testing for drugs and alcohol)

Your personality and drive are very important – so if you are innovative, enjoy a challenge and are looking for a unique opportunity we are the place for you!

 Good luck with your application! 

"AWE promotes diversity in employment. Because of the nature of work associated with these posts, they are subject to special nationality rules and are open only to British citizens. All selected candidates will be required to undergo security clearance."

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