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What we do

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Our history

Learn about our proud history and what makes up our DNA.

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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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Coffee and cakes fundraising

Staff at AWE have raised almost £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

At coffee mornings across AWE Aldermaston ten teams drank lots of tea and coffee and held bake-off competitions for the organisations former charity of the year.

Nina Yates, business administrator said: “Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that is very personal to me, because I lost my father to cancer. The support I got from other team members was overwhelming. AWE is committed to supporting local and national charities with donations, sponsorship and practical help. It’s part of our culture.”

Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Manager Linda Whitby said: “Our ambition is to assure that no one has to face cancer alone. This contribution from AWE will help us achieve this.”

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