Work experience

What is STFC?

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations, supporting scientists and engineers and running experiments around the UK and worldwide. Our activities 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.

Daresbury Laboratory (DL), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) offer work experience placements to Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students each year, many from local schools and around the country. As far as possible they are placed depending on the interests they indicate on the application form.

COVID-19 update
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our work experience provision. It is essential to us that we deliver an experience which is safe and useful for young people.

STFC online work experience programme summer 2022

We are currently planning for our summer 2022 Work Experience Programme to be conducted online. Applications are open between 28 January 2022 and March 2022.

Access the application site.

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Contact

For enquiries about the STFC work experience programme at:

Daresbury Laboratory

Email: dlworkexp@stfc.ac.uk

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Email: ralworkexp@stfc.ac.uk

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

Email: ukatcworkexp@stfc.ac.uk.

Last updated: 11 April 2022

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