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Our history

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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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International partners

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AWE’s pledge to the 5% Club

AWE becomes one of the first to pledge continued support for young people in industry by signing up to the 5% Club.

Shan Martin signs up to 5% club
AWE Director Human Resources Shan Martin with the signed 5% Club charter.

Berkshire’s world class nuclear defence facility has joined a national initiative aimed at addressing the skills shortage.

The 5% Club is an industry wide pledge to commit 5% of a company’s workforce to apprenticeships, student, or graduate training programmes.

AWE has been supporting young people through one of the country’s most successful apprenticeship schemes for over 60 years, giving career opportunities to generations of scientists and engineers. Their programmes have been recognised with National Awards for excellence.

The signing of this charter illustrates the company’s continued contribution to ensuring the UK retains its reputation for innovation and addresses the problem of youth unemployment.

Signing the charter AWE’s director of HR Shan Martin said: “AWE recognizes the need to develop a skilled and diverse workforce for the future. As one of the countries leading apprenticeship providers AWE has never been more committed to providing opportunities for young people. We are proud to be one of the first to sign up to the 5% Club, and look forward to supporting this industry wide initiative in the months and years to come.”

Download a copy of the 5% club logo here

Notes to Editors: 

  1. AWE is home to the UK’s nuclear deterrent where it builds and maintains warheads for Trident, a submarine launched ballistic missile. 
  2. AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group
  3. AWE press releases are available on our website: www.awe.co.uk. For further information contact Catherine Lynagh Catherine.Lynagh@AWE.co.uk 0118 985 6414
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