STFC Graduate Opportunities

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Our 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.  

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.

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.

About our Graduate Programme

Our graduate development programme bridges the gap between academic and professional qualifications. Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one; graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as on the job experience

Our graduate scheme is accredited by:                                         graduate 999

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

For more information please visit: STFC Graduates

About you

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

  • obtained or be working towards your first degree Bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject
  • achieved or expected to achieve 2:1 or above graduated in the 18 months immediately prior to your application or due to graduate in 2018 
  • 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 cover letter online outlining your suitability for the role. You can apply for a maximum of three roles.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our assessment centres are filled.


We have opportunities in the following locations:graduate 888

  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot 
  • Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington. 

Available roles 

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Accelerator Diagnostics Electronics Graduate Engineer - IRC246615

Advanced Microelectronic, Nanoelectronic and Electronic System Graduate Engineers - IRC246441

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Building Service Design Engineer - IRC246943

Building Surveyor - IRC246528

Earth Observation Data Scientist - IRC246512

Electrical & Controls Graduate Engineer - IRC246486

Electrical Engineer - IRC246467

Electrical Engineer - IRC246481

Electronics Engineer - IRC246446

Electronics Engineer - IRC246496

Junior Product Assurance Specialist - IRC246470

Mechanical Design and Project Engineers - IRC246452

Mechanical Design Engineer - Laser Technology - IRC246768

Mechanical Engineer / Electrical Engineer in Interconnect Technologies - IRC246762

Mechatronics Graduate Design Engineer - IRC246511

Mechanical and Electronic Project Engineer - IRC246539

Optics Engineer - IRC246465

Sample Environment Support Scientist/Engineer - IRC246434

Scientific Computing Graduate Trainee - IRC246414

Software Developer - Environmental Data Analysis - IRC246517

Software Engineer - IRC246573

Software Engineer - IRC246681

Space Industry Product Assurance Specialist Graduate - IRC246470

Systems Engineer - IRC246677

Systems Engineer - IRC246678

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

High Power RF Engineer/Scientist - IRC247213

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