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Nuclear graduates visit AWE

“It was a great opportunity to talk to interesting and passionate people with fascinating jobs. They all offered a unique insight on what the world of defence is really like – something that is hard to get from the outside. The camaraderie and passion on site really came across and only enhanced our experience. Everyone […]

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Double first for AWE graduate apprentice

It’s a double achievement for one AWE apprentice, as not only was Liam Jones our first degree apprentice, but he has also graduated with first class honours. Liam became AWE’s first degree apprentice in 2018, studying for a BSc in Nuclear Engineering. Over the next four years, in addition to studying at AWE’s apprentice academy […]

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Working in Partnership to support British Science Week

AWE is working in partnership with Queen Mary’s College and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to deliver a series of fun science workshops on the theme Journey to Space for primary children across Basingstoke and North Hampshire. AWE’s Community Engagement Manager, Philippa Kent, who runs the company’s award-winning schools programme, said: ‘British Science week is […]

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Richard Benyon MP meets AWE apprentices and graduates

Newbury MP Richard Benyon chatted to AWE graduates and apprentices on 7th November during a visit to AWE and a tour of the Orion laser facility. Mr Benyon also heard about AWE’s unique work in support of the UK’s nuclear deterrent as well as the company’s community work in local schools to promote STEM as […]

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AWEsome Schools Engineering Challenge!

Little Heath School designed and delivered a splendid ‘submarine’ to win this year’s AWE Schools Engineering Challenge, narrowly beating Kennet School and Bishop Challoner School. The teams had to ensure their design was fit to float, as the test phase involved a large test tank – it was literally sink or swim for the students’ […]

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AWE Apprentices join Thames Valley network

AWE is proud to be part of the Thames Valley’s newly-launched Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN), with two of its apprentices already signed up. The Thames Valley YAAN is part of a national initiative to develop a community of inspiring, driven apprentices and former apprentices. It will work closely with four other areas in the […]

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AWE physics conference is a hit with students

More than 20 physics undergraduates from 14 universities across the UK attended AWE’s Physics Undergraduate Conference recently (8 October) to explore the exciting world of physics. The attendees also had the opportunity to visit AWE’s world-leading Orion laser facility at Aldermaston – to understand how high energy density physics supports the UK’s nuclear deterrent. The […]

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AWE supports International Women in Engineering Day

Every year on 23 June, AWE celebrates its female engineers to mark International Women in Engineering Day #INWED18, which aims to raise awareness of the number of women in engineering roles and highlight the amazing career opportunities in engineering. This year we are profiling one of our young mechanical engineers, 22-year-old Preeya. She’s been with […]

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AWE at TeenTech 2018 – STEMtastic!

A team of AWE graduate engineers intrigued young visitors to this year’s Hampshire TeenTech event with four exhibits and a Laser Maze challenge. TeenTech aims to encourage young people to consider science, technology and engineering subjects. Its events feature leading scientists, engineers and technologists, who showcase leading edge technology in exciting demonstrations and interactive displays […]

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AWE celebrates World Environment Day

The future’s looking sustainable, thanks to the bright ideas of local Key Stage 3 students working with AWE graduates to mark World Environment Day on 5 June. Teams from six schools (Hurst Community College, Brighton Hill School, Park House School, Kennet School, Dove House School and Willink School gathered at the Hurst in Tadley to […]

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“Go tell someone that STEM is fun”

By Sian Butler, AWE Head of Materials and Analytical Science 17th August 2017 was an exciting day in the Butler household. Like thousands of students across the country our youngest son was anxiously waiting for A Level results that would determine, at the very least, the next 3 years of his life. After many months […]

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AWE WIN AT THAMES VALLEY BUSINESS MAGAZINE AWARDS

AWE was joint winner of the Community Legacy category at the Thames Valley Business magazine’s 2017 awards. Philippa Kent, AWE’s community engagement manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted and this is a fantastic recognition for all the hard work and commitment put in, not just by our team, but everyone across AWE who does such a […]

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TeenTech challenge winners AWEd by Orion

Four Year 10 pupils from Cove School in Farnborough visited AWE’s gigantic Orion laser after winning the AWE Challenge at this year’s TeenTech. Maths teacher Lisa Trapnell, who is also a director of progress at the school, said: “We met Colin, Head of Profession for Physics and Mathematics for AWE. He showed us around and […]

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AWE’s Route to Success lives up to its name

A two-week, thousand-mile cycle marathon raised more than £3,000 for charity and visited five universities to showcase careers opportunities at AWE. The Route to Success team was made up of graduate and senior scientists and engineers, including chief executive Iain Coucher. They team cycled enough miles to go to China and back and each individual […]

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AWE apprentices design future solutions

 Apprentices at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) welcomed a VIP guest to the third annual Skills Academy Design Challenge. Colin Utting, Chief Engineer for Future Technology with BAE Systems, joined apprentices and members of AWE’s executive team for an inspiring event fusing innovative design and amazing technology. Teams of apprentices from AWE’s award-winning Skills Academy […]

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AWE supports Silchester Primary School’s budding librarians

Silchester Primary School pupils are enjoying their refurbished library, which includes a new bookcase funded by AWE. School Librarian, Eve Rynott, said: “Thank you to AWE for this invaluable support which has enabled us to buy a new bookcase. Our science books are now displayed prominently for all the children to enjoy”. As well as […]

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