Industrial Placement Opportunities – Science and Technology Facilities Council

Student life is great, but taking time out to gain experience of the workplace can be both an exciting 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 exceptionally 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 beginning.

We don’t believe that one size fits all – so we’ll provide challenges that match your ability, and each placement is an outstanding 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.

Our industrial placements for undergraduates typically last for 12 months and applications for 2022 entry go live in September 2021.

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

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 perfection and passion for collaboration. With high levels of self-awareness, you’ll bring a clear dedication to your own development and be ready to seek out and grasp new opportunities for both professional and personal growth.


We have a wide variety of opportunities within science, engineering and business support available. You can explore our available opportunities via our website, by clicking on the 'apply online' button.


We have opportunities in the following locations:

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot - UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh - Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

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As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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