What is the STFC?
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. The STFC operates on the following sites in the UK:
Activities carried out cover a wide range of science, engineering and technology, including materials science, engineering and instrumentation, particle physics, space science, accelerator based technologies, information technology and computer science.
Inspiring young people and the wider public is one of the STFC's main objectives. This is achieved through a focused programme of public engagement, promoting careers in science, engineering and technology to maintain the quality of the UK programme.
The Laboratories offer one or two week work experience placements to over 100 Year 10, 11 and 12 students each year, many from local schools. Longer placements for Year 12 students are available over the summer. As far as possible they are placed depending on their interests indicated on the application form.