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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

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AWE welcomes its latest intake of apprentices

AWE has proudly welcomed 42 apprentices to our organisation, which is providing exciting career opportunities for scientists and engineers.

Of the 42, four are female apprentices steadily adding to the female population studying under the apprenticeship programme. This is good news for the gender diversity of the organisation and further demonstrates AWE’s support to the WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) initiative in addressing the skills shortage in the UK in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

AWE is also a member of the 5% Club where organisations pledge to commit 5% of a company's workforce to apprenticeships, student or graduate training programmes. AWE currently achieves 5.4% which shows how we are supporting young people into employment and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to have successful careers.

AWE Skills Academy Manager, Marcus Hutchings, said: “It’s always exciting to welcome our new apprentices. It’s a culmination of many months’ work with contributions and support from across the organisation. Our apprenticeships ensure we have a continuous pipeline for highly competent, nuclear specific skills into the business.”

The apprentices will receive training in one of five chosen technical disciplines and come from the Tadley, Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading areas and as far as Oxford – representing AWE’s strong links with the local and wider community.

AWE’s nationally recognised apprenticeship is a three-year advanced programme. Our apprentices will undertake a level three technical certificate and National Vocational Qualification as well as pursue other qualifications. They will also spend one year in the Skills Academy and two years doing on-site placements.

The application process for the 2016 intake will start in November 2015.

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