Work Experience

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 e-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 60 students each year, many from local schools and mostly year 10. As far as possible they are placed depending on their interests indicated on the application form.



If you have any enquiries about the STFC work experience programme, please email us.


Important dates for RAL and DL

Date Deadline
6 weeks before placement All forms to be received by RAL/DL, including Student/Parent Agreement and School's Agreement form.
April - August 2014 Placements begin
  • 03 September 2014:  RAL and Daresbury applications open

  • 31 December 2014:  RAL and Daresbury applications close

  • 20 March 2015:  RAL and Daresbury - all places are confirmed. Letters to all applicants

How to apply for RAL and DL

Our work experience programme for 2014 is now closed.

  • If you have applied the next step is a waiting game - we will search for a supervisor for you. You will receive a letter by email or post either confirming your placement.

    • If you haven’t applied, I’m sorry to say that we cannot take anymore applications. The application process for 2015 will begin in September 2014.