Welcome to the AWE Hub

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, development and production facility and cover the whole...

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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.

Work Placements & Graduate Opportunities

Professor Andrew Randewich, Chief Scientist

Professor Andrew Randewich is AWE Chief Scientist. After completing a PhD in plasma physics, he joined the company in 1997 in the High Altitude Nuclear Effects Team where he developed a novel capability to model Artificial (Nuclear Induced) Van...

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Dr Baljeet

Materials Scientist

Job Title: Materials Scientist University attended: Swansea University Degrees obtained: EngD in Steel Technology & BEng (Hons) Materials Science and Engineering Having spent a great deal of time focusing on specific areas of...

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A young graduate is calling on more women to take on engineering roles

Catriona Hudson is calling on women to be determined to increase the number of women in engineering roles.

Added: 3 weeks ago


Dynamic Modelling Engineer

Job Title: Dynamic Modeling Engineer University attended: Herriot-Watt University Degree obtained: BEng (Hons) Robotics and Cybertronics The thing that impressed me most about AWE when I was considering who to apply for was the...

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Ms. Bhavna Vara

Team Leader, Materials Characterisation

I started my career at AWE as an Analytical Chemist working in the Materials Certification team. The job entailed a range of responsibilities within the materials and environmental areas. I spent the first few weeks shadowing a competent member...

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