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Our history

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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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Supply chain

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International partners

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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 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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Staff raise £2000 for breast cancer charity

Staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have baked up a storm in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month, October.

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Orion laser brings ‘science to life’

AWE inspired young minds when our scientists recently hosted pupils from across Berkshire and Hampshire schools to a tour of the world-leading and state-of-the-art Orion laser facility at Aldermaston.

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AWE named 2015 West Berkshire Employer of the Year

The West Berkshire Business Awards are an initiative to recognise the success of the businesses in West Berkshire.

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Coffee and cakes fundraising

Coffee and cakes fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support

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A-Level Science Challenge Success

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

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The 5% Club campaign is celebrating its 2nd anniversary

As proud members AWE wish The 5% Club a very happy anniversary.

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AWE graduates inspire

Graduates from AWE have helped inspire future physicists. A team of four graduates, Matt Fidler, Mike Rowlands, Emma Stubbs and Adam Wardlow recently represented AWE at the annual Physics at Work event held at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

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