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 placements and vacation opportunities 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 will be opening applications for our 2021 Summer Placement scheme in January 2021. Please check back for more details in the new year.

If you’re seeking a shorter experience to complement your academic studies, then our vacation opportunities will be advertised in Jan/Feb 2021, with placements on offer lasting between 6 and 12 weeks.

In order to be eligible for STFC’s industrial and vacation schemes, you should; 

  • Currently be enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
  • For industrial placements, you must be required or have requested to take a placement year
  • 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.

We have now closed for our graduate and Industrial placement opportunities for 2020/21. We’ll be opening for applications for a 2022 start in Autumn 2021


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