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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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World-class expertise

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International partners

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Before you apply

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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AWE requests change to discharge permit

AWE has applied to the Environmental Agency to increase an environmental permit limit relating to the discharg...

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AWE Apprentice programme wins at regional Apprenticeship Awards

AWE has won the south-east Large Employer category in the regional rounds of the prestigious National Apprenti...

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AWE welcomes ONR announcement

AWE welcomes ONR announcement

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Village bells ring again thanks to AWE support

After months of silence, the sound of church bells has returned to the West Berkshire village of Mortimer foll...

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Spotlight on science careers

Students with their sights set on a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enjoyed...

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Delivering a master class performance

AWE graduates have partnered with the Royal Institution of Great Britain to help inspire the next generation i...

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Budding scientist receives award from AWE

The sky’s the limit for budding scientist Charlie Willmott, who has won an award from AWE as part of its AWEsome education initiative.

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Materials scientist to research technologies to improve nuclear safety

Materials scientist Dr Tom Scott has been appointed as the first Royal Academy of Engineering/Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, to develop new technologies to detect and observe materials containing uranium and plutonium.

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AWE supports charity

The Atomic Weapons Establishment has donated £5000 to a charity that helps children and young people with disability.

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*NEW* AWE neighbour newsletter Connect published

The latest edition of AWE's neighbour newsletter Connect has been published.

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AWE supports local bells

Apprentices from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have helped a community restore their century-old bells.

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