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AWE supporting National Apprenticeship Week 6-10 March

Women should ‘dare to be different’ says nuclear apprentice A female engineering apprentice at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire, believes that women should ‘dare to be different’ this National Apprenticeship Week. Amy Lambden a 21-year-old from Thatcham, who has just graduated from the prestigious AWE apprenticeship scheme, one of the oldest schemes in […]


AWE Apprentices Celebrate Success

Hard work and dedication paid off for 34 AWE apprentices, who have graduated from the award-winning AWE Skills Academy with flying colours. Watched by proud family members, the apprentices took part in a graduation ceremony at Sandford Springs Golf Club. Congratulating the apprentices, Marcus Hutchings, who leads the academy, said: “A big thank you to […]


Space balloons, earthquakes and electrons – AWE scientists join Kendrick assembly

Kendrick School student Sreenithi Bhuvaneshwaran received her AWE Young Scientist of the Year trophy from an AWE team during a special assembly.  The AWE scientists and engineers joined the applause as Sreenithi accepted a silver cup. They then entertained pupils with a lively presentation on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) followed by […]


AWE recognised as a top Apprenticeship employer

AWE’s apprenticeship scheme was recognised as amongst the best in the country at the National Apprenticeship Awards in London on 20 January. The prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list, compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service, recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices. At the end of 2016, AWE won the south-east Large Employer […]


Supporting international technical collaborations

AWE physicists, Peter Watkeys and Mat Budsworth, working with colleagues from Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) delivered a key experimental campaign to support verification of the UK’s nuclear deterrent. The campaign successfully generated high quality data used to verify (x-ray) radiation transport codes and coupled electromagnetic codes – helping AWE scientists to deliver warheads safely and […]