Right now, our colleagues are helping to put the next robotic explorer on Mars; they are deciphering the data that will help to unveil a distant black hole, and the data that will help to design a life-saving drug; they are designing new ways to tackle problems of the past and new ways to tackle problems of the future.
Each and every member of our team is writing their own story, but their individual stories are helping to tell a bigger story that journeys from the infinitesimally small of the quantum to world to very limits of the universe itself. If you think your story could be part of something bigger this is how you can make it happen.
When you find your dream opportunity, you will be directed to apply through our Careers Portal. You will make your application by uploading your CV and cover letter to our careers portal. If you haven’t registered here before, you will be prompted to do so.
Your CV and cover letter are your opportunity to highlight your strengths and experience in relation to role you are applying for. We will be looking for those candidates with skills that best fit the specific role and STFC as a whole.
When you have submitted your application you will receive an automated response from our partner organisation, UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) to let you know we have received it.
If you get through the shortlisting phase, you will receive an email invitation to attend an interview from the recruitment team at UK SBS. The email will contain the details of the interview including the time, date, location, and any preparation required.
Although the invitation email will contain all the basic information you will need to attend the interview, we advise you do any background research into the role that might help prepare you for the interview process. It is likely to have been several weeks since you submitted your application, so it also worth reminding yourself of the job description. If this is no longer available online, just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will provide you with a copy.
You will need to prepare for a competency-based interview, so bring any examples of previous work, education, and personal experience that you feel will be relevant to the role. Don’t forget to think of some of your own questions to ask the panel about the role and working here – the interview is as much about you assessing if you are a good fit as it is about us assessing your suitability.
Right to work
All candidates must show a valid Right to Work Document when they attend an interview with us. If you are unsure what this entails, you can find a full list of approved documents at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checklist.