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Industrial Placement Opportunities

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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 an Industrial Placement Student 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. For more information on STFC please view one of our videos -

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.

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.


  • Salary of £19,404 per annum
  • Being part of world leading projects
  • Access to job specific training
  • 30 days paid holiday per annum 10.5 days paid public and privilege holiday per annum
  • Flexible working environment

About you

 In order to be eligible for STFC’s Industrial Placement scheme, you need to; 

  • Currently be at university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and are required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK

How to Apply

Please click on the job title for more information and to apply. Please read the ‘How to Apply’ guidance on the vacancy. Please submit a CV and application form online outlining your suitability for the role. You can apply for a maximum of two roles.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for placement students with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these.

Please note you must upload a completed application form with your application, please download the document by clicking the link below:

Click here to download application form

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.


We have opportunities in the following locations: sandwich1

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



Available roles:

Click on the job title for the full description and to apply

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