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At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), research driven by practical applications meets research driven by curiosity.

Welcome to STFC

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation, is a place where scientists, technologists, engineers and business support teams explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

We are trusted to support, enable, and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields that you could be a part of. With access to our world-class facilities, people like you are helping us to drive ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing, and technology.

Our work is focused on inspiring impact – to make a real-world difference to people’s lives and the environment around us. Whether it’s sending probes into space or finding new ways to treat cancer, everyone here plays a vital role in making a positive difference to society.

Why join STFC?

Thanks to an unrivalled combination of expertise, facilities and resources, we’re in a unique position to drive knowledge and innovation in the UK and throughout the world. The work we do helps to shape societies, strengthen economies, build industries, create jobs and transform lives. So just imagine what we can do for your career.

Our graduate development programme bridges the gap between academic and professional qualifications. Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as on the job experience. Our graduates take an influential role shaping the future of science, engineering and technology.

Each year we also offer opportunities to undergraduate sandwich students to gain practical experience, collaborating with technical professionals at the forefront of scientific research. We offer invaluable experience with exposure to world class science and technology, and the opportunity to develop partnerships that continue well after your placement has finished.

Join us and discover what’s possible.

Welcome to STFC


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