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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 - https://youtu.be/k9gaDSDzRQQ.

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

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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

Why STFC?

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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Locations

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

 

Computing & Software Engineering

CEDA Software Developer - IRC251010

Web Developer for Customer Systems - Industrial Placement - IRC250830

Software Developer for Cloud Computing - Industrial Placement - IRC250829

Earth Observation Data Scientist - Industrial Placement - IRC251080


Physics, Chemistry & Physical Sciences

Elemental Analysis Instrumentation Developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250793

Millimetre-Wave Technology - Industrial Placement - IRC251053

Software Developer - Elemental Data Analysis - Industrial Placement - IRC250951

Polarized Neutrons - Industrial Placement - IRC250875

 Physicist - Cryogenic Research & Development - Industrial Placement - IRC250834

Laser Target Area Physicist - Industrial Placement - IRC250802

 Experimental Science Group Laser Plasma Sandwich Student - IRC250828

Vulcan Laser Beam Diagnostics Physicist Industrial Placement - IRC250914

Ultrafast Laser Scientist - Vulcan - Industrial Placement - IRC250927

Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy - Industrial Placement - IRC250868

Development Scientist for High Energy Laser - Industrial Placement - IRC250880

Neutron Detector Development - Industrial Placement - IRC250824

Accelerator Physicist - Industrial Placement - IRC250800

 

Engineering

Development of Neutron Irradiation of Electronics Industrial Placement - IRC250791

 

Communications & Public Engagement

Science Communication and Impact Assistant - Industrial Placement - IRC251426

Science Communication Industrial Placement - IRC250797

Public Engagement Industrial Placement - IRC250788  

Online Learning Content Developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250961 

Communications and Digital Content Industrial Placement - RAL Oxfordshire - IRC251173

Communications and Digital Content Industrial Placement - DL Cheshire - IRC251182

 

 

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Available roles:

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Science Communication and Impact Assistant - Industrial Placement - IRC251426

Millimetre-Wave Technology - Industrial Placement - IRC251053

Polarized Neutrons - Industrial Placement - IRC250875

Science Communication Industrial Placement - IRC250797

Online Learning Content Developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250961

Public Engagement Placement - IRC250788

Physicist - Cryogenic Research & Development - Industrial Placement - IRC250834

Elemental analysis instrumentation developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250793

Neutron detector development - Industrial Placement - IRC250824

Laser Target Area Physicist - Industrial Placement - IRC250802

Experimental Science Group Laser Plasma Sandwich Student - IRC250828

Vulcan Laser Beam Diagnostics Physicist Industrial Placement - IRC250914

Ultrafast Laser Scientist - Vulcan- Industrial Placement - IRC250927

Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy - Industrial Placement - IRC250868

Development Scientist for High Energy Laser - Industrial Placement - IRC250880

Web Developer for Customer Systems - Industrial Placement - IRC250830

Software Developer for Cloud Computing - Industrial Placement - IRC250829

Development of Neutron Irradiation of Electronics Industrial Placement - IRC250791

CEDA Software Developer - IRC251010

Earth Observation Data Scientist - Industrial Placement - IRC251080

Software Developer - Elemental Data Analysis - Industrial Placement - IRC250951

Communications and Digital Content Industrial Placement - IRC251173

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

Accelerator Physicist - Industrial Placement - IRC250800

Communications and Digital Content Industrial Placement - IRC251182