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The Harwell office is home to our team of over 250 passionate, innovative problem solvers.

Behind everything we do are our talented technical specialists and consultants who are supported by dedicated finance, HR, marketing, digital solutions, key account management, commercial and bidding teams. At Ricardo, we support part-time and flexible working and we fully understand and support a healthy work/life balance.

Being an organisation that is an equal opportunities employer, we are happy to support and provide a work environment that suits individual requirements. 

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Harwell commute

Commute

Travel time to the office

  Drive
(minutes) 
Bus 
(minutes) 
Cycle
(minutes) 
Didcot 15-20 20-25  30-35 
Abingdon 15-20  60- 70  40-45
Wantage 15-20 25-30 35-40
Reading 30-40 120 120
Oxford 20-25 55-65 80-90

Time taken to drive is traffic dependent and estimates provided are for guidance only.

Trains
Didcot Parkway is the closest railway station to the office. Commuting to or from central London (Paddington) takes about 45 minutes via train. Trains to Oxford, Swindon and Reading run frequently and take between 13 and 25 minutes.

Click here to buy your train tickets and check train times

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Buses
The Harwell Campus is served by regular direct bus services from Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot (including parkway station) and Wantage.

Click here to get bus times and information on tickets

Harwell lift share
If you are looking to reduce your environmental impact and commuting costs, then you can also join the Harwell Campus lift-share community. 

Click here to arrange a lift share

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Site information

We are a friendly bunch here in Harwell and love to take every opportunity that we can to get outside for some fresh air and utilise the fab green spaces that surround our office. For the avid sports enthusiasts we have a number of Ricardo Energy and Environment teams; six-a-side football on a Tuesday, rugby on a Thursday, rounders throughout the summer months and a variety of running, walking and cycling groups. Harwell also features it's own "The Fitness Experts" campus gym - which you can sign up for here. For those of you that are looking for an alternative activity; yoga, tennis, archery and boules are held regularly on site too, and we also have a book club and a gardening club.

We have two breakout areas if you would like to bring in your lunch but if you are looking for something different, there’s a number of food options on site. Pierreponts Café is a short walk away, serving a selection of locally sourced food throughout the day. Each morning we have a sandwich van visit the office, which is stacked with a variety of sandwiches, baguettes, salads, pastries and an assortment of snacks and drinks. There is also a group of street food traders, called ‘The Wandering Feast’ who visit the Harwell campus every Wednesday serving a range of different cuisines.  There’s also a coffee shop close by and a number of country pubs too. 

Our office is located on the Harwell Campus, a leading science, technology and innovation business complex where the UK Government continues to make major multi-billion pound scientific infrastructure investments.  For more information,  please visit www.harwellcampus.com/life-on-campus/.

Click below for a helpful Campus information pack that is available to download from the Harwell Campus website that provides details of amenities on and near the Campus:

https://www.harwellcampus.com/media-centre/.

Harwell accomodation

Accommodation

If you are thinking of relocating, the figures below are for the average cost to buy and rent within a 20-mile radius of the Harwell Campus.

Didcot                  

The average cost to buy a two bed property is £237,953 and a three bed property is £337,479.*

The average cost to rent a one-bed property is £781 per month and a two-bedroom property is around £932 per month.*

Abingdon              

The average cost to buy a two bed property is £254,760 and a three bed property is £342,184.*

The average cost to rent a one-bed property is £798 per month and a two-bedroom property is £992 per month.*

Wantage

The average cost to buy a two bed property is £235,480 and a three bed property is £322,283.*

The average cost to rent a one-bedroom property is £714 per month and a two-bedroom property is £877 per month.*

*Average costs were correct as of November 2017 and are subject to change.

Visit www.rightmove.co.uk/ to view accommodations in your chosen area. 

For a list of schools in Oxfordshire, please visit the Oxfordshire County Council website https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/schools/list/all

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