Vacation student scheme

Every summer STFC offer exciting opportunities for undergraduate students to gain practical work experience, while earning a generous salary. If you are interested in starting your career working at the forefront of scientific research you could even be selected as one of our sponsored students, and receive a payment of up to £6,000 per annum for the rest of your course.

Students can work for 4 -12 weeks at either the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Harwell Campus), Daresbury Laboratory (Warrington), The UK Astronomy Technology Centre (Edinburgh) or the STFC Headquarters in Swindon on projects relevant to their intended or current course of study, under the supervision of experts in their chosen field.

We offer an 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.

Applications for 2016 have now closed, but we will have details of new positions available from Spring 2017.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000