Industrial and Summer Placements

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. 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 skills, and each placement is a unique opportunity to pursue your career interests. 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.

Our Roles

Our opportunities will be advertised on our careers portal. We will be going live for applications in September 2022 for Industrial Placements, and January 2023 for Summer Placements – For the Summer 2023 intake. Please apply for a maximum of 2 roles.

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. 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

Industrial Placement
CV & Cover Letter Screening
Online Test
Video Interview
Final Stage Interview
Summer Placement
CV & Cover Letter Screening
Final Stage Interview

We have placement opportunities in the below areas, each providing unique opportunities to contribute to STFC’s mission:

  • Engineering
  • Scientific Computing and IT
  • Science and Technology
  • Business Support
  • Microelectronics
  • Programme and Project Management


Industrial Placements:
Summer Placements: