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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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Our regulators

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Supply chain

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International partners

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Before you apply

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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AWE apprentice scoops advanced award

AWE technician Amy Lambden has won the south-east category in the regional final of the National Apprenticeshi...

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TeenTech challenge winners AWEd by Orion

Four Year 10 pupils from Cove School in Farnborough visited AWE’s gigantic Orion laser after winning the AWE...

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AWE’s Route to Success lives up to its name

A two-week, thousand-mile cycle marathon raised more than £3,000 for charity and visited five universities to...

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Visit AWE’s Taste of Apprenticeships event

  The award-winning AWE Skills Academy is offering an insight into its apprenticeships programme for young pe...

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AWE apprentice scoops advanced award

AWE technician Amy Lambden has won the south-east category in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

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AWE staff raise big slice of cash for Macmillan

AWE employees raised £5,024 for Macmillan cancer support with a baking bonanza, in support of the charity’s world’s biggest coffee morning.

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AWE graduates inspire the next generation

Secondary pupils from across Berkshire and Hampshire competed to win the annual AWE Engineering Challenge.

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AWE apprentices design future solutions

 Apprentices at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) welcomed a VIP guest to the third annual Skills Academ...

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AWE experts support CTBTO in Vienna

AWE experts recently supported the Working Group B (technical working group) of the Preparatory Commission of...

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Government organisations, industry and academia come together to formalise the UK national requirement for energetic materials

A new Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials (CoEEM) has been established with the aim of delivering a UK national capability in explosives and energetic materials.

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AWE supports Silchester Primary School's budding librarians

Silchester Primary School pupils are enjoying their refurbished library, which includes a new bookcase funded...

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