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Virtual Reality Developer for Digital Prototyping - Industrial Placement

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The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering. 

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer an invaluable experience with exposure to world class science and technology, and the opportunity to develop working relationships that continue well after your placement has finished.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for placement students with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these. See all of our current Industrial Placements here.

Business and Innovation Directorate (BID)

STFC’s Business and Innovation Directorate (BID) apply knowledge from STFC’s facilities, research and technology programmes to the wider economy, delivering UK economic growth through spin-out companies, inward investment and collaborative industrial R&D.

The Campus Technology Hub (CTH), at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, a facility designed to fulfil a unique role for entrepreneurs and small companies; a place where they can come together with experts from STFC, and our partners from industry and academia to turn their ideas into reality. CTH provides access to technology, equipment and skills they need to further develop their ideas without having to invest heavily. This can cut development costs, accelerate innovation and reduce the time it takes to get to market.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Working with customers (SME’s) to provide technical advice, and digital manufacturing expertise to :
  • Developing photo-realistic and immersive Virtual reality (VR) & Augmented reality (AR) experiences.
  • Developing content for a variety of VR /AR platforms.
  • Accelerate the development of new products/services that are in, or close to, the implementation stages of deployment.
  • Improve commercially deployed products/services.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.


Virtual Reality Developer for Digital Prototyping - Industrial Placement - IRC251144

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Degree subjects accepted: 
Science & research