Student life is great, but taking time out to gain experience of the workplace can be both a rewarding and invaluable experience as you choose your path ahead. STFC can offer you the opportunity to make a difference from day one, while earning a competitive salary. Everything we do has an impact globally and our Industrial and Summer placements are no exception.

We can offer an incredibly diverse range of placements in which you will be working alongside world leading engineers, scientists and technicians in highly collaborative environments. Whichever you choose, you’ll become a critical member of the team in which you will be exposed to exciting projects and challenges from the start.  

We don’t believe that one size fits all – so we’ll provide challenges that match your ability, and each placement is a unique opportunity to pursue your career interests while developing the skills that will give you a head start once you graduate. You’ll be supported every step of the way by our dedicated Graduate Development Team who will also ensure you benefit from a range of personal development opportunities.

We are open for all of our 2022 Industrial Placement opportunities until Sunday 14th November 2021.
You can find the opportunities on our careers portal.

Summer Placement Opportunities are due live in January 2022.

About you

In order to be eligible for STFC’s Industrial Placement scheme, you should; 

• Currently be enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
• Be required or have requested to take a placement year
• Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement

In order to be eligible for STFC’s Summer Placement scheme, you should; 

• Be in full time education at university and returning to university following the placement.
• Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement.

Academic ability and a strong interest in your field is important too, and each vacancy will detail the skills and knowledge we’re looking for.  But we’ll 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.

Interview processes

We have placement opportunities in the below areas:

Science and Technology


Computing, Software Development and IT

Business Support



Industrial Placements:
Summer Placements: