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AWE appoints Nick Elliott as CEO

Sir John Manzoni, Chair of AWE Plc, said: “An extensive and rigorous recruitment process identified Nick as a leader with unique capabilities and experience who will drive our transformation and allow us to deliver our mission – to keep the country safe.”

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AWE Primary Science Challenge proves popular

AWE has held its most popular Primary Science Challenge to date, with over 400 students from eight primary schools in West Berkshire joining in the eco-themed learning and competition. The annual event inspires young learners into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and this year’s Challenge aligned to the World Environment Day’s theme of ‘Solutions […]

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Winners of AWE TeenTech Challenge visit Orion

As deserved winners of the AWE Challenge at TeenTech, students from St Swithun’s School in Winchester recently had a chance to see AWE’s cutting-edge technology up close, with a visit to the world-leading Orion laser facility at Aldermaston. Last year around 300 participating students from across Hampshire took part in the annual TeenTech event, coordinated […]

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A thriving partnership

For the last four years AWE’s partnership with local gardening for health charity, Thrive, has seen mutual benefits for both organisations. AWE’s support has been demonstrated in numerous ways – including corporate volunteering days and fundraising – to help Thrive’s clients achieve, aspire and grow through a range of social and therapeutic horticultural (STH) programmes. […]

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AWE supports local charities for Christmas 

AWE staff have shown their generous side for this year’s annual Christmas charity collection, by donating toys, essentials and an impressive 1.5 tonnes of food to a number of deserving charities. Each year AWE volunteers organise drop-off points enabling staff to make their charitable donations to worthy causes. This year saw a van full of […]

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Latest edition of Connect

We’ve recently published the Autumn edition of ‘Connect’ – the newsletter for our neighbours and local community. Read all about how we’re recruiting for our next intake of graduates and apprentices, as well as how successful our outreach work, including the Primary Science Challenge, has proved with local students. There are also features on our […]

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Physics at Work 2022 inspires school pupils

A team of AWE graduates participated in the annual Physics at Work event – held on 20-22 September at the University of Cambridge – to encourage and inspire 14-16-year-old schoolchildren to pursue STEM and to help them learn about how physics is used in the world of work. Now in its 38th year, Physics at […]

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Students impress in Primary Science Challenge

Local students have shown their innovative streak by creating some incredible eco-homes as part of this year’s AWE Primary Science Challenge. Displaying great ingenuity and creativity, regional winners and runners-up from primary schools in Hampshire and West Berkshire have now been announced. The Challenge forms part of AWE’s school’s outreach work and saw students design […]

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300 students have a STEM-tacular experience at TeenTech

A tech-tastic time was had at this year’s TeenTech with it proving as popular as ever with 300 participating students from across Hampshire. AWE was amongst 24 high-tech employers at the event, encouraging young people to consider STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and careers. AWE has been involved with TeenTech since its launch […]

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AWE staff vote to support BIBS

A £5,000 donation has been made to a local charity that supports babies and their families after being chosen by AWE staff. BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support) offers support and equipment for families in the special care baby unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. BIBS raises funds to support families and babies that are either […]

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Supporting schools during British Science Week

AWE is joining in the celebrations for British Science Week – which runs from 11th to 20th March in 2022 – and its programme of national events with the aim of celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM). AWE has shown its support by making a series of donations to local schools allowing them to purchase […]

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Latest edition of Connect

The latest edition of AWE’s community newsletter is out now. This issue celebrates the 70th anniversary of our apprenticeship programme – talking to apprentices old and new and delving into its history as well as exciting future. There’s also a round-up of AWE news plus features on our academic partnerships and work with education and […]

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Supporting Thrive’s client gardeners

The health and wellbeing of clients attending a local gardening charity, Thrive, are being supported by a £15,000 donation from AWE. The donation is going towards weekly sessions during which client gardeners receive bespoke support from Thrive’s horticultural therapists. Thrive has been AWE’s charity partner for the last few years is one of the leading […]

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Supporting Katy’s development

Our charity partner Thrive is one of the leading gardening for health charities in the UK. Over the last three years AWE and its staff have provided funds to support its use of social and therapeutic horticulture to supports client gardeners like Katy – who attends Thrive’s general sessions: Katy is autistic and can be […]

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AWE supports charities for Christmas 

AWE’s annual Christmas charity collection saw AWE staff generously donate food, essentials, toys and clothing to a number of deserving charities. COVID-safe collection points were staffed by volunteers at the two sites, allowing staff to drop off charitable donations. Altogether an impressive 1.5 tonnes of food, one van full of essentials and clothes, along with many […]

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Helping Hannah grow

AWE is proud of its relationship with charity partner Thrive and its amazing work it does. The Reading-based charity uses gardening and plants to improve the health and wellbeing of its clients who have a wide range of disabilities, health conditions and support needs. Over the last three years AWE and its staff have raised […]

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AWE helping gardeners to thrive

As part of its ongoing commitment to support local charities, AWE’s charity partner Thrive has received an AWE Charity Fund donation to help its client gardeners flourish at the weekly sessions. This is the third year that Thrive, one of the leading gardening for health charities, has been AWE’s charity partner. Throughout this time, AWE […]

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Summer Issue of Connect out now!

The summer edition of AWE’s community newsletter is out now. This latest issue throws the spotlight on our Local Liaison Committee and how it serves as an important link between AWE and the local community. There’s also a round-up of AWE news plus our work with education and charity partners. Click here for the latest […]

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