STFC Graduate Opportunities

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Where curiosity driven, blue skies thinking meets practical application led science & engineering.

Our STFC graduate scheme promises to fire the imagination. Our graduates work on world leading science and technology projects and support ground-breaking research that will inspire, shape and define our future.

What do we do? 

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. As a graduate you could be working with world leading experts and be involved in some of the world’s biggest and most exciting science and engineering projects.

Our amazing work means that we can offer you the opportunity to be part of something really special. 

Here you could help to discover new drugs or harness nanotechnology to create new clean fuels as part of the ISIS project, the world’s leading pulsed neutron and muon source. You could help to recreate the cores of distant planets, detect gravitational waves, understand the 4th state of matter and develop the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Or you could facilitate new breakthroughs at our state-of-the-art Central Laser Facility that uses the world’s most intense lasers, including one that is 10,000 times more powerful than the National Grid!

About our graduate roles: 

STFC recruits over 35 physics, engineering and computer science graduates a year into a ‘real’ job, which starts on day one. As a graduate you will enjoy 2 years of formal training and development followed by 2 years working towards your chartered status. Our graduate scheme is accredited by:

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Institute of Physics 
  • British Computer Society. 

About you: 

STFC seeks graduates with good degrees from within: Science, Technology, Engineering and IT (Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Microelectronics, IT: Computer Science, Physics).

In order to be eligible for STFC’s graduate scheme, you need to have;

  • Achieved or expected to achieve 2:1 or above, honours degree in electronic engineering or equivalent subject.
  • Graduated in the 18 months immediately prior to your application or due to graduate in 2017.
  • The right to live and work in the UK.

Available roles:

Graduate Optical Systems Engineer - RAL Space (IRC241202)

Graduate Building Project Surveyor (IRC241047)

Graduate Mechanical Engineer – RAL Space (IRC241061)

Assistant Environmental Data Scientist – Graduate scheme (IRC241060)

Operations Support Engineer – Graduate scheme (IRC241197)