STFC Industrial Placements at Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
27th October 2019
North West Scotland South East
Didcot - Oxfordshire, Daresbury - Warrington, Swindon
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Role May Involve
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science Engineering Science/Research

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STFC Industrial Placements

Each year we offer over 50 placements to undergraduate sandwich 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.

An STFC Industrial placement would be ideal for anyone looking to gain practical work experience in the following areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer & Systems Engineering
  • Engineering (Chemical / Electronic / Electrical / Material / Mechanical)
  • Finance
  • Science & Research (Biology /Chemistry / Physics)
  • Scientific Communications


We have opportunities in the following locations:

  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington
  • Polaris House, Swindon

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. The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations, trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting edge projects in a range of diverse fields. Through world class facilities and people, STFC is driving ground breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. The work that we do is helping to shape societies, strengthen economies and transform lives.

How to apply

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Please note you must upload a completed application form with your application and a copy of your CV.

We recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our November interview days are filled.