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


Hydrodynamics Scientist

Job Title: Hydrodynamics Scientist University attended: University of York Degree obtained: PhD, Physics I was first attracted to AWE because I wanted to channel my scientific efforts into the UK’s defence technology, and...

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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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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 community...

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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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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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