About AWE

For 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. We also use our nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.

What we do is unique and so are the people who work here. We are a team of around 6,000 people – proud to be part of such an important mission and proud of our responsibilities to our customer, the Ministry of Defence, and our shareholders.

We aim to build enduring relationships with our government customers, international partners, suppliers and communities in the locations where we operate.

We were named as one of the top 'Best Big Companies to Work For' at the Sunday Times Best Companies Awards 2019. The award is open to companies with 2,000+ full-time employees, with those achieving the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores, based solely on employee feedback, featuring in the top 25.

We create and maintain a safe operating culture where safety is front and centre of everything we do. From building state-of-the-art facilities, to supporting our Production, Science, Engineering and Technology programmes, the management of Environment, Safety, Health and Wellbeing underpins all activities at AWE. It’s at the heart of everything we do.


We have some of the best in the business and our people are truly our most valued asset. We work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent and equip our people with the right skills for the future.

The success of our business depends on giving our people the support they need to thrive and reach their full potential. We build and maintain a culture of high performance, providing continuous development to help people gain the skills needed to do a great job.

We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology. Check out our Future Careers page to find out more.

If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then AWE is the perfect place for you.

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