For more than 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. We also use our nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.

What we do is unique and so are the people who work here. We have some of the best in the business and our people are truly our most valued asset. We work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent and equip our people with the right skills for the future.

“Like most organisations, AWE was faced with significant challenges when the pandemic hit in 2020. Over a very short period, our people rose to the challenge and adapted successfully to working from home, or working on site with added restrictions and adopted new ways of working, to keep themselves and their families safe.

People going above and beyond what is expected of them in a time of crisis, came as no surprise to us.  At AWE we recognise annually individuals and teams whose ingenuity, tenacity and innovation has overcome a significant business challenge, or those who have provided exceptional support, in their own time, to their local community.  Throughout 2020 and 2021,people from all over the country, from all manner of professions, stepped up and went beyond their role to support organisations, charities, or local communities during the pandemic. The impact this has had is truly inspirational and an exceptional achievement.

At AWE we take pride in exceptional achievement, both at work and in the community, it is part of who we are. We value it and recognise and celebrate it when we see it in others. We are very proud to sponsor the WISE Responsive Hero Award.”

Nicola Adamson

Our Members