Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

7.5 /10 29 reviews
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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Science/Research Computer Science Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering Computer and Systems Engineering

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About The Science and Technology Council (STFC)

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.

What do we do?

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Through combining world-class facilities with major international collaborations, and some of the world’s most talented staff, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, and our staff have played fundamental roles in some of the most high profile science and engineering projects of recent years. From cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world. For more information on STFC please view one of our videos featured at the bottom of our page.

About our Industrial Placement Programme

Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer 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.


Many industrial placements can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and gain vital experience, but not many can also offer you the opportunity to help make history. Here you won’t just observe - you’ll help to make things happen. We’ll trust you, value you and empower you to contribute ideas and make a difference.

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Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Latest Reviews

  • Software Engineer for Data Analysis Software

    STFC is a great place to work and the opportunities you are offered here are fantastic. Make sure to make full use of all the facilities and opportunities you are offered here!...


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  • Scientific Software Engineer

    This is a really interesting site to work on, with a lot of really incredible work going on all over the campus. I got to work on a very well organised bit of open-source software which allowed me to ...


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  • Scientific Software Developer

    Being a placement student at Mantid which was nominated for Best No-for-Profit IT Project at UK IT Industry Awards 2015 comes with a pressure, but however no such pressure was felt and I enjoyed every...


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