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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

 

Bioscience & Biochemistry

Bioscience Industrial Placement - IRC250977

Imaging cell viability and DNA damage repair - Industrial Placement - IRC250816

 

Computing & Software Engineering

Software Developer for Accelerator Controls - Industrial Placement - IRC250786

Machine Learning for Science Programmer - Industrial Placement - IRC250892

Scientific Software Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250923

Software Developer – ISIS Experiment Controls Group - IRC250870

Data Engineer Industrial Placement – ISIS Data systems - IRC250881

CEDA Software Developer - IRC251010

Web Developer for Customer Systems - Industrial Placement - IRC250830

Software Developer for Cloud Computing - Industrial Placement - IRC250829

Software Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC251026

Software Engineer - Web Developer Industrial Placement - IRC250900

Computer and Data Storage Infrastructure Operations Industrial Placement - IRC250947

Earth Observation Data Scientist - Industrial Placement - IRC251080

Virtual Reality Developer for Digital Prototyping - IRC251144

 

Physics, Chemistry & Physical Sciences

Neutron Imaging Improvement Industrial Placement - IRC250998

Nuclear Analysis Industrial Placement - IRC250942

Liquid structure simulation - Industrial Placement - IRC250794

Elemental Analysis Instrumentation Developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250793

Software Developer - Elemental Data Analysis - Industrial Placement - IRC250951

Physicist Industrial Placement - IRC251069

Polarized Neutrons - Industrial Placement - IRC250875

Materials Characterisation Method Developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250920

 Physicist - Cryogenic Research & Development - Industrial Placement - IRC250834

Gemini Laser Facility - Industrial Placement - IRC250802

Ultrafast Laser Science - Industrial Placement - IRC250799

 Experimental Science Group Laser Plasma Sandwich Student - IRC250828

Vulcan Laser Beam Diagnostics Physicist Industrial Placement - IRC250914

Vulcan High Power Laser - Industrial Placement - IRC250910

Ultrafast Laser Scientist - Vulcan - Industrial Placement - IRC250927

High Power Laser Applications Investigator - Industrial Placement - IRC250847

Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy - Industrial Placement - IRC250868

Development Scientist for High Energy Laser - Industrial Placement - IRC250880

Exploring Hydrothermal Synthesis as a Route to Functional Materials - Industrial Placement - IRC250855

Development of Catalysts for Deuteration - Industrial Placement - IRC250889

Synthesis of Deuterated Natural Products - Industrial Placement - IRC250833

Neutron Detector Development - Industrial Placement - IRC250824

Accelerator Physicist - Industrial Placement - IRC250800

 

Engineering

Mechanical Engineer in Spacecraft Dynamic Testing - Industrial Placement - IRC251395

 Beam Diagnostics Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250818

Millimetre-Wave Technology Industrial Placement - IRC251053 

Development of Neutron Irradiation of Electronics Industrial Placement - IRC250791

Cryogenics Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250904

 Target Fabrication Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250762

 Microelectronics Industrial Placement - IRC250843

 

 Finance

 Finance Industrial Placement (Didcot) – IRC250846

Finance Industrial Placement (Swindon) - IRC250899

 

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

Mechanical Engineer in Spacecraft Dynamic Testing - Industrial Placement - IRC251395

Science Communication and Impact Assistant - Industrial Placement - IRC251426

Polarized Neutrons - Industrial Placement - IRC250875

Software Developer for Accelerator Controls - Industrial Placement - IRC250786

Materials Characterisation Method Developer - Industrial Placement - IRC250920

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

Scientific Software Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250923

Liquid structure simulation - Industrial Placement - IRC250794

Software Developer – ISIS Experiment Controls Group - IRC250870

Neutron Imaging Improvement Industrial Placement - IRC250998

Nuclear Analysis Industrial Placement - IRC250942

Data Engineer Industrial Placement – ISIS Data systems - IRC250881

Exploring Hydrothermal Synthesis as a Route to Functional Materials - Industrial Placement - IRC250855

Neutron detector development - Industrial Placement - IRC250824

Development of catalysts for deuteration - Industrial Placement - IRC250889

Synthesis of deuterated natural products - Industrial Placement - IRC250833

Finance Industrial Placement – IRC250846

Gemini Laser Facility - Industrial Placement - IRC250802

Target Fabrication Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250762

Experimental Science Group Laser Plasma Sandwich Student - IRC250828

Vulcan Laser Beam Diagnostics Physicist Industrial Placement - IRC250914

Vulcan High Power Laser Industrial Placement - IRC250910

Ultrafast Laser Scientist - Vulcan- Industrial Placement - IRC250927

High Power Laser Applications Investigator - Industrial Placement - IRC250847

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

Microelectronics Industrial Placement - IRC250843

Development of Neutron Irradiation of Electronics Industrial Placement - IRC250791

Computer and Data Storage Infrastructure Operations Industrial Placement - IRC250947

Bioscience Industrial Placement - IRC250977

Imaging cell viability and DNA damage repair - Industrial Placement - IRC250816

Machine Learning for Science Programmer - Industrial Placement - IRC250892

CEDA Software Developer - IRC251010

Software Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC251026

Software Engineer - Web Developer Industrial Placement - IRC250900

Earth Observation Data Scientist - Industrial Placement - IRC251080

Software Developer - Elemental Data Analysis - Industrial Placement - IRC250951

Ultrafast Laser Science - Industrial Placement - IRC250799

Millimetre-Wave Technology Industrial Placement - IRC251053

Communications and Digital Content Industrial Placement - IRC251173

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington

Accelerator Physicist - Industrial Placement - IRC250800

Beam Diagnostics Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250818

Physicist Industrial Placement - IRC251069

Cryogenics Engineer - Industrial Placement - IRC250904

Communications and Digital Content Industrial Placement - IRC251182

Virtual Reality Developer for Digital Prototyping - IRC251144

Polaris House, Swindon

Finance Industrial Placement - IRC250899