Met Office profile

About the Met Office

Like millions of people, you probably know us best for the weather that you hear on the news or read on your phone. But did you know that our forecasts reach as far as space? Or that organisations across the world – from governments and the military, to retail and utility companies, rely on our expertise to operate safely and efficiently? Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, we work together to question the ordinary every day because we believe in the best.

One area of the Met Office cannot function without the others. Our engineers keep data flowing; our science and scientific software engineers make data meaningful; and our sales, marketing, consultancy and communications professionals ensure that our forecasts and meteorological products and services reach our customers. The breadth and depth of our work is incredibly varied but whatever area you work in, you’ll be developed and fascinated in a career where whatever you do, your work will make a valuable contribution to the bigger picture. A career to be proud of.

In helping you to stay safe and thrive, we have a set of values that are at the heart of the Met Office. These are: We’re A Force For Good, We’re Experts By Nature, We Live and Breathe It, We’re Better Together and We Keep Evolving. They inform how we work, our behaviours, how we engage with our customers and how we recruit talented and diverse people to help us achieve our aims now and in the future.

We offer a variety of early career opportunities such as apprenticeships and placements. Further details can be found on our careers pages


Best Student Employer

Awarded 1st in Government / Not for Profit Best 60 Medium-sized Student Employers 2020-2021


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"Reviewing and recovering items of metadata (documents which inform us about the methods and scenarios by which we collect data) relating to a selection of the Met Office UK Land Network, and from this compiling station histories, with a quality assurance ..." Read full review


"A range of day to day tasks to support with daily/weekly deadlines, along with involvement in ongoing project work in a range of themes e.g. science, customer engagement, operational." Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Placement Year (10 Months+)

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