Unique opportunities in a truly unique environment... The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has been central to the UK’s defence for more than 60 years, providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security. We are the nation’s largest high-tech research,...

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Typically recruits

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

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AWE has played a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom for over 60 years.
AWE's work covers the entire lifecycle of nuclear warheads - from concept to disposal.
AWE employs approximately 5,000 staff (plus around 6,000 contractors).
AWE's headquarters are in Aldermaston, Berkshire.
AWE houses some of the world's most advanced experimental facilities.


Warhead Mechanical Engineer

I studied a MEng in Aerospace Engineering followed by a PhD in Experimental work on Additive Layer Manufactured Components at University. AWE is a company local to where I grew up which is well recognised as a good company to work for. When I was...

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Graduate Engineer

Graduate of University of Birmingham Degree: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering I have been with AWE for two years and was originally attracted to the company due to its high-tech nature and the fact it offered me the...

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Gurjinder- Graduate Electrical Warhead Engineer

I have a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as an additional Masters in Nanotechnology. I was interested in coming to work at AWE because working with the national nuclear programme sounded extremely exciting and I was keen...

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Raising the Church Roof

29/04/2015 AWE has donated £250 to a local charity that is raising money for the renovation of the 900 year old St Peter’s Church in Ufton Nervet, which is to become a local Cultural Community Centre. St Peter’s Ufton Charitable Trust, was set up in 2002, when the much needed renovations of the Grade II listed church began. Prior to this St Peter’s church was in decay and had been redundant for many years. Michele Maidment, Secretary to the AWE...

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