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What we do

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Our history

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Site safety and security

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Connecting communities

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About us

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

We have unique nuclear expertise. We have a clear purpose and goals that set our direction.

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World-class expertise

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Working ethically

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Freedom of Information

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AWEsome education

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Local Liaison Committee

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Our regulators

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Supply chain

The supply chain is crucial to the delivery of our programme. What does it take to be a supplier.

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Local Liaison Committee

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International partners

We seek to drive better value and efficiencies through collaborative international relationships.

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Working at AWE

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Before you apply

Things to know before applying for a job.

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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Ever wondered how to make a supernova?

Researchers from AWE, the University of Oxford and Imperial College London are illustrating how to at the Roy...

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Local schools compete in AWE's Chain Reaction Challenge 2012

Children from seven local primary schools recently took up the Atomic Weapons Establishment’s (AWE’s) annu...

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AWE presentation to Cornerstone

AWE has made a great start in supporting one of its charities of the year – with a donation of £500 to Chil...

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AWE's Peter Roberts gets OBE

AWE’s Chief Scientist Professor Peter Roberts has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Peter h...

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AWE presentation to Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance

A generous donation from AWE will help the work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance service and t...

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AWE success at 2012 Intelligent Sport UK Challenge

AWE has once again seen great teamwork result in this weekend’s fantastic successes in Stirling, Scotland, a...

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AWE presentation to Naomi House

AWE has further strengthened its ties with a popular local charity through an additional donation and several...

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