In some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world, we are contributing to some of the most exciting and challenging research projects happening right now. We help tackle global challenges – from climate change and sustainable energy, to security and healthcare. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking for the next step in your career, all of this makes STFC the ideal destination for your future.
We’re committed to diversity and equality of opportunity, and we offer outstanding career development. In fact, our commitment to training and development has been recognised by the award of the Investors in People Gold Standard in 2014, and by the Institute of Physics Best Practice in Professional Development award in 2012, as well as a number of prestigious awards for our graduate and apprentice training schemes.
STFC is amongst the 7% of UK organisations awarded the highest standard for people development & engagement.
With us, you get nothing less than an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and Edinburgh, and benefit from great local amenities, excellent schools and transport links, ensuring quality of life for you and your family. You’ll also find us at the centre of high-tech National Campuses that are buzzing with economic investment and great potential. Our sites offer a wide range of facilities such as social and sporting activies, cafes, restaurants and gyms and our expanding campuses are being built in a way that enhances our surroundings.
From the moment you join, you’ll see we play an influential role in shaping the future of science, engineering and technology – in the UK and overseas. We’ve cultivated a series of exciting partnerships to work collaboratively with industry, academia and government. The influence of our work can be seen around the world.
We offer a wealth of opportunities to suit every level of expertise. From the most senior and experienced specialists, to the newly qualified, with internships, studentships, vacation placements and even work experience opportunities – we welcome talent where we find it. Plus, we have an award-winning, accredited graduate scheme and a highly regarded advanced engineering apprentice scheme.
STFC is big on work-life balance with 30 days holiday a year, flexible working patterns and family-friendly policies. We don’t neglect the social side of things either, with lots of talks, events and clubs to get involved with – and access to sports and leisure facilities.