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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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Careers event is a real hit

Over 3,500 people visited the AWE stands at the recently held Skills London 2018 event, at ExCel London, to find out about our graduate and apprenticeship programmes and the exciting career opportunities we have available.

Supported by AWE apprentices and graduates, our stands had a number of exciting hand-on exhibits which included ‘super minibots’, the opportunity to immerse yourself in a virtual world, and an array of ‘tiny targets’ – typically the size of a grain of sugar – used to support our world-leading Orion laser to see how materials behave in extreme conditions. There was also the chance to ‘get skilled’ through a series of interactive tutorials and demos undertaken at our award-winning Skills Academy.

Skills London is the UK's biggest jobs and careers event for 14-24-year-olds. Last year, they welcomed over 33,000 visitors and 240 exhibitors including employers, universities, colleges and training providers. With this many exhibitors under one roof, they were able to offer young people a total of 55,000 job opportunities including apprenticeships.

The two-day event provides visitors with the opportunity to discover careers through interactive, inspirational activities and demonstrations, and helps young people visually bridge the gap between what they enjoy doing and what they could potentially do as a career.

AWE project manager for Skills London, Paul Sagoo, said, “It was fantastic to see so many people visit our stands and engage with us on  many levels with our inspirational and knowledgeable graduates and apprentices – to find out what we do, why our work is important, and the range of job opportunities we have on offer.

“We made a really strong impression on the visitors and many were amazed by our science and engineering capability! I am sure people will take the time to apply and eventually join us through our presence at Skills London.”

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