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We are a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things in support of UK defence and security








Founded year


Defence & Aerospace


Mission & purpose

AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) is a British defence company primarily involved in the design, manufacture, and support of nuclear weapons for the United Kingdom's national defence. Their ultimate mission is to contribute to the country's security by ensuring the reliability and safety of the UK's nuclear deterrent. AWE plays a crucial role in maintaining the nation's defence capabilities, focusing on nuclear deterrence and security technologies. The purpose of AWE is deeply rooted in safeguarding the integrity and effectiveness of the UK's nuclear arsenal, adhering to the highest safety standards and technological advancements to support the defence and strategic interests of the United Kingdom.


Competitive salary and regular pay reviews

We use an independent company to benchmark our salaries, to ensure they’re competitive against industry standards. And we also conduct regular performance-related pay reviews.

Annual leave

Because our working pattern differs from that of other companies, we calculate our annual leave in hours. You’ll benefit from a generous total of 270 hours’ leave a year which includes an allowance for Bank Holidays.

Agile and flexible working

As a business, we’re moving to a more agile working model, which means for some roles we’re introducing the opportunity to work offsite or at home. And, if it works for you and for the business, we’re also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

AWE Life Insurance

We also provide a life insurance benefit for all employees, aged up to and including 74. This means that, in the event of your death, a lump sum death-in-service benefit of four-times your salary is payable.

The AWE Group Personal Pension

Upon being enrolled in the pension plan, you’ll pay a percentage of your salary into the pension each month. It’s flexible, so you can increase or decrease the amount you pay into the plan at any time. The Company will also make a contribution to your pension on your behalf.