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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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Supporting national nuclear security

Providing a central role in the defence of the UK

Not only do we play a crucial role in national defence, we are a centre of scientific and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world.

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Working for UK Government

Supporting the UK's deterrent

Throughout our history, we have been guided by our purpose to deliver warheads to ensure the UK has, and continues to have, a credible nuclear deterrent.

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Protecting our nation

National nuclear security

Our work contributes significantly to the security of the UK. By using our unique nuclear know-how and expertise, we support the Government in detecting and protecting against potential threats to our country.

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World class, cutting edge capability

Science, engineering & technology

Science, engineering and technology lie at the heart of our work. It spans the entire lifecycle of warheads from initial concept and design, to final decommissioning and disposal.

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International partners

International collaboration

Working together with our allies across the globe is vital to maintaining the UK deterrent through shared delivery programmes.

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Plasma physics

The study of plasma physics is critical to our ability to underwrite the safety and effectiveness of the warheads as well as playing a key role in scientific research for the future.

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High performance computing

We use three-dimensional modelling and simulation capabilities to support our research.

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Hydrodynamics

We rely on cutting edge science to certify the performance of the warhead. Hydrodynamics, together with plasma physics and high performance computing, is essential to this.

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Strategic alliances

Our outreach strategy aims to grow and share knowledge that is mutually beneficial to the nuclear and wider technical communities.

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Orion laser facility

Orion enables AWE scientists to work on pressures and densities found nowhere else on earth. It also provides the opportunity for the UK academic community to conduct research.

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Careers

Whether you're a scientist, an engineer, mechanic or business professional, we are always looking for high calibre candidates.

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