CERN employment and training opportunities


Developing your career at CERN

CERN is a truly unique organisation. It’s a genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists from around the world, driven by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

The nature of CERN’s collaborative international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust inviting experts from many fields to come and share in its ambition. Everyone is an integral part of the immense scientific discoveries which answer some of life’s most complex questions, pushing the boundaries of our understanding.

CERN offers tremendous opportunities for its staff to develop their skills and understanding through some of the most exciting and cutting edge projects in engineering, computing and physics. CERN hosts over 11,000 visiting scientists, at any one time there are over 350 doctoral and technical students and 550 research fellows at CERN from around the globe – all utilising the remarkable facilities available to conduct a large span of research topics.

There are a number of other opportunities at CERN for people from CERN member states which all contribute to its fantastic success. Some examples of the other opportunities available to UK citizens at CERN are apprenticeships, secondments and technical fellows schemes.

Last updated: 30 June 2022

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