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Our history

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Site safety and security

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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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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

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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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Staff at AWE run a Christmas mile in aid of cutting-edge medical treatment

AWE staff have been praised by a leading university for supporting cutting edge medical research. On December...

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AWE graduates inspire school children with chemistry

Graduate scientists from AWE have made a big bang at Reading University. The team of four, captivated and insp...

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Deadline extended on ONR improvement notice

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has agreed to an extension of the deadline for completing the works re...

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AWE welcomes inaugural Chief Nuclear Inspector’s Report

AWE welcomes today’s publication of the inaugural Chief Nuclear Inspector’s Report 2013 and the Office for...

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Future Science week

Five scientists, a police constable and Barney the dog from AWE sparked some excitement supporting Ashford Pri...

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Graduates from AWE captivated and inspired hundreds of students

Graduates from AWE have captivated and inspired hundreds of students at a Cambridge University physics exhibi...

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AWE issued with enforcement notice

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued an Enforcement Notice following investigations relating to an increase...

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AWE’s A-level science challenge

Some of the brightest minds from local schools were put to the test recently at the annual AWE A-Level Science...

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St Joseph’s wins Primary Science Challenge

Following the end of West Berkshire’s Primary Science Challenge, it’s been announced that the winning scho...

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AWE runners raise money for charity

Running for a good cause gave AWE staff the chance to show their humorous side when they took part in the annu...

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