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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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Working with us

Working together to deliver value and benefit

Whether you are a supplier, a professional body, national laboratory or research council our aim is to build strength through partnerships and share knowledge that is mutually beneficial.

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Engaging with suppliers

Supply chain

Businesses that work with us share our exacting standards of safety, security and quality. It’s important to know what it takes to become a supplier to AWE.

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Working together

International partners

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

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Working with research partners

We partner with some of the best minds in the country through research councils in the UK to help drive innovation in everything we do.

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Links with academia

Our strong ties with leading universities and academic councils support our endeavour as a leader in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

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Orion laser facility

This is the place where we research high-energy density physics phenomena – the type that occur at the core of a nuclear explosion or the interior of a star.

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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 charity organisations.

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