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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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AWEsome education

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International partners

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AWE named 2015 West Berkshire Employer of the Year

AWE has been named 2015 West Berkshire Business Employer of the year.

The West Berkshire Business Awards are an initiative to recognise and celebrate the success of the business community in the West Berkshire area.

The awards comprise of 9 individual categories, covering all aspects of business and charity communities.  Each category is sponsored by a local business. The WBBA Employer of the year was sponsored by Roc Technologies.

Kathryn Marshall, Interim Director of HR, AWE, comments:

"AWE is delighted to receive the WBBA employer of the year award.  This is fantastic recognition for the great work our employees do in making AWE an employer of choice. We continue to support local schools and communities and are proud to offer exciting and inspiring careers for the people of West Berkshire."

Simon Greenstreet, Head of Communications UK/ Ireland, Bayer plc and WBBA judge commented:

"As co-founding sponsor of the West Berks Business Awards and itself a large business; Bayer was delighted that a company with the stature and National profile of AWE entered the awards this year. The transformation in the company's employment practices to place a strong focus on leadership development and maintaining and developing the company's stand-out apprenticeships scheme, makes AWE
a deserving winner of the Employer of the Year award."

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