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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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AWEsome education

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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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Science at the extreme: Academic access experiments on the Orion laser

Experimental physicist Francisco Suzuki Vidal blogs about his experience of undertaking experiments at AWE Or...

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AWE’s Schools Engineering Challenge

Local schools from Berkshire and Hampshire recently put their design and engineering skills to the test, when...

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AWE announces the award of an Intellectual Property licence to Lab Impex Systems Ltd

AWE and Lab Impex Systems have teamed up once more to announce a further Intellectual Property licence deal wh...

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AWE supports West Berkshire schools

AWE has supported pupils from West Berkshire primary schools through sponsoring the Primary School Science Cha...

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AWE supports Science Week

AWE has supported several events during National Science Week at local schools. The pupils from Fairfield Prim...

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AWE statement following Reading Crown Court appearance

Today (Thursday, May 16) AWE plc has pleaded guilty to a single offence contrary to section 2(1) and section 3...

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AWE helps Hampshire and Berkshire schools with new books

Youngsters  in schools across Hampshire and Berkshire have been able to furnish their new library with up to...

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AWE helps air ambulance with a worthy cause

It may sound unlikely, but in some countries wearing a bra can make all the difference for some women – maki...

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AWE celebrates reaccreditation of professional development scheme

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has proudly supported the UK defence programme by providing stewardship...

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AWE and girls engineering challenge

Local schools from Berkshire and Hampshire put their design and engineering skills to the test, when they comp...

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AWE makes donation to SeeAbility

Individuals living at SeeAbility’s Fir Tree Lodge, Tadley, have been given a huge surprise from AWE firefigh...

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