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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

Read about how our sites are regulated and monitored.

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Connecting communities

Keeping you connected to what is happening at AWE

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About us

Learn more about our company and how we support the defence and security of the UK.

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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

Find out more about our science, engineering and technology capabilities.

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Working ethically

Learn about how we promote an ethical working environment.

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Freedom of Information

Find out how to make a Freedom of Information Act request.

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AWEsome education

Discover how we are supporting future generations.

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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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Our regulators

Read about how are sites are regulated and monitored.

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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

Explore what it’s like to be part of our team

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Before you apply

Things to know before applying for a job.

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How to apply

Search for a role and apply online.

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Current vacancies

See if we have the perfect job for you.

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Sustaining a safe and secure business

Working responsibly is part of everything we do

We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure business by developing strong relationships, treating our employees fairly and respecting the communities and environment in which we operate.

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60 years, countless stories

AWE has been around since the 1950s, and during this time has played a key role in the local community as a large local employer and neighbour. 

Our local community and people are an integral part of our organisation. We would like to introduce you to some of their story’s gathered so far of AWE’s rich history in the community.

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Ensuring safety and security

Responsibility to our communities

At AWE we take safety of our people, our site, our neighbours and the wider community very seriously. We take full responsibility for our operations and how we manage them.

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Regulating our sites

A safe and secure operation

AWE sites are regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation. We also have obligations to a number of other regulatory bodies.

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Protecting the environment

Our environmental commitments

We run a safe and effective business by treating our employees fairly and protecting the environment in and around the sites where we operate.

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Working with our community

Local Liaison Committee

The Local Liaison Committee plays a vital role in holding us to account for maintaining a safe, secure and environmentally responsible business.

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Giving something back

Community giving

Our charity donations programme is a key part of our community outreach and connects us with our neighbours, schools and charitable organisations.

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