You’ll find a surprisingly wide range of different roles and careers on offer at STFC. For scientists and engineers there’s a wealth of opportunities – not just in specialist fields, but also in generalist roles and leadership positions. We’re also a major employer of technologists and IT professionals. There are also many and varied routes into STFC if you’re not from a technical or scientific background..
We recruit people at every stage of their careers. This is a place where you can focus on building your expertise in one field. Or you can look beyond your current specialism to broaden your outlook and experience. Due to the nature of our work, we don’t operate in silos – many projects involve working in multi-disciplinary teams alongside colleagues with complementary skills. Sometimes employees even cross over into a different career. There are many directions your career can take as your experience grows.
You can explore our vacancies via the link below, or get a feel for the type of careers we have on offer throughout this section of the website.
|Opportunity||Location||Qualification||Timing of recruitment|
|School leaver||4 year Engineering Apprenticeship||Harwell, Daresbury, Edinburgh||BTEC NVQ Level 3 HNDor HNC||January to March|
|2 year Computing Apprenticeship||Harwell||Part 1 of a foundation degree with the option to convert to a BSc with a further 2 years study||Ongoing|
|Pre-university or undergraduate||Vacation Student||Harwell, Daresbury, Edinburgh||8-12 weeks paid work experience before or during your degree||March to May|
|Year in industry (organised through the Year in Industry Scheme)||Harwell, Daresbury, Edinburgh||Paid year of work experience in engineering or science||Ongoing|
|Sandwich year - usually year 3 of a 4 year degree||Harwell, Daresbury, Edinburgh||Paid year of work experience in engineering or science||September - December|
|If you come as a student for up to a year you can earn the opportunity to be sponsored through the rest of your degree.|
|Graduate||Graduate scheme for graduates in computing, science and engineering||Harwell, Daresbury, Edinburgh||Graduates are supported to achieve chartership with their professional institution||Mainly October - December but ongoing until all vacancies are filled|