Quick facts
  • What we do:
    AWE provides national security support to UK Government: the warheads for the UK’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent and nuclear threat reduction and counter terrorism solutions.
  • Year established:
    1954
  • Website:
    http://www.awe.co.uk
  • Contact
    • AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4PR

About AWE

AWE play a crucial role in national defence. They have been at the forefront of the UK nuclear deterrence programme for more than 60 years and supporting the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrence programme and national nuclear security are at the heart of what they do.

They have a team of world-renowned scientists, engineers and specialists who undertake critical work, providing and maintaining warheads for Royal Navy submarines - everything from design and manufacture to in-service support and decommissioning.

AWE’s unique nuclear skills and expertise means that they are also able to provide support to UK government by developing innovative solutions to combat nuclear threat, terrorism and nuclear proliferation. They also have a team dedicated to providing 24/7 emergency response support.

Their aim is to be a high-performing, streamlined business where remarkable people deliver extraordinary things, guided by four key principles: pride, excellence, innovation and trust.


What is it like to work for AWE

My Manager
My Manager
AWE run a First-Level and Mid-Level Leadership Programme. A six-day programme, split into three blocks of two days offers clear focus on leadership, business acumen and coaching skills.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The company delivers stress awareness talks to allow employees to gain the skill sets to recognise and manage symptoms of stress. Numerous workshops are carried out across the entire business, focusing on physical and financial wellbeing, as well as mental health.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The good causes supported by AWE are selected by their employees. Over the years, their people have raised thousands of pounds for charities through events, such as fun runs, quiz nights and baking events. In 2018, the team chose to support the charities Bucket List Wishes and Thrive.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Staff Turnover:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Staff:

    5313

  • Earning £35,000+:

    69%

  • Male : Female:

    78% / 22%

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