We know that you want to use your talent, skill, and dedication to make a difference and at STFC you will get the opportunity to do just that. Your work will support world-leading science and innovation and enable ground-breaking research that will inspire, shape and define our future. Every one of our graduate roles has an impact on life across the globe.

Remaining 2022 Graduate opportunities will be going live for applications on Monday 24th January 2022.
Our opportunities will be advertised on our careers portal.

Please apply for a maximum of two roles.

About our Graduate Programme

You’ll relish the challenge of having a job in which you can make an impact from day one. Joining one of our departments as a core member of the team, you will gain immediate exposure to exciting projects and challenges that will enable you to rapidly develop deep expertise and technical ability.

We provide an opportunity to really pursue your interests and passion early in your journey with us, supported by a broader programme of career support, training and development tailored to each pathway. Our dedicated Graduate Development Team will provide the right combination of challenge and support throughout, helping you achieve your ambitions. We know that professional recognition is important to you too, so we provide mentoring and the expertise you will need to help you achieve valued qualifications or chartered status in your chosen field.

You’ll benefit from collaborating with world leading engineers, technicians and scientists – in addition to being part of a growing and vibrant graduate community – building networks and connections across STFC, UKRI, and beyond.

The diversity of our organisation means that no two career pathways are the same, but whichever route you choose, we know you’ll enjoy a truly unique early career experience with us. 

About you

 In order to be eligible for STFC’s graduate scheme, you need to have; 

  • Obtained an undergraduate degree (or Integrated Masters), (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2020, 2021 or be due to receive it in 2022
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • The right to live and work in the UK. 

But this will only take you so far. Academic ability in your field is vital but we also strongly value your drive for excellence and passion for collaboration. With high levels of self-awareness, you’ll bring a clear commitment to your own development and be ready to seek out and grasp new opportunities for both professional and personal growth.

Locations and Roles

We have opportunities in the following locations:

We offer the following graduate pathways, each providing unique opportunities to contribute to STFC’s mission:



Programme and Project Management


Scientific Computing and IT

Science and Technology


Industial Placements:
Summer Placements: