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Work With Us

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Be the best you can, help push back the frontiers of science and technology, make a difference, and have a great time.

We have a dedicated careers site which provides you with a wealth of information around working with us.

STFC is a great place to start or develop your career in science, engineering or technology.

  • We employ around 1700 staff across four UK sites – a mix of talented scientists, professionals and engineers across a variety of disciplines
  • We work on and support some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects
  • We develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world
  • We help tackle some of the most important global challenges such as climate change, sustainable energy, security and healthcare
  • We work collaboratively with industry, academia and government in exciting partnerships
  • We have an influential role in shaping the future of science both in the UK and overseas
  • Our sites are great places to work – they buzz with excitement and achievement
  • We have won awards for our training and career development schemes and we offer genuine career development opportunities
  • We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity
  • We have good terms and conditions of employment including an excellent pension scheme, and flexible working options that support a good work-life balance

STFC’s commitment to staff development has been recognised by the award of the Investors In People Gold Standard in 2014, and by the Institute of Physics Best Practice in Professional Development award in 2012.

We offer opportunities for the experienced and newly qualified, internships, studentships and vacation placements and even work experience opportunities. We have an award-winning, accredited graduate scheme and a highly regarded advanced engineering apprentice scheme.


Further details: our workplace culture

What people say about working for STFC

STFC is a great place to work, combining leading edge challenges with a friendly, informal working environment.

Research and learning are central to what we do. STFC can offer you a job full of variety. Any one day you may be working with members of the public, business leaders and academics. By encouraging collaboration, our staff bring people together and make valuable research happen.

What our staff say

Mike Salter, Graduate Trainee
"I was attracted to STFC by the opportunity to work on some unique and inspiring projects, and it hasn’t disappointed! For example, I have designed a camera system that is going on the International Space Station."

Liam Starrett, Electronics Technician
"The Apprenticeship scheme has given me the opportunity to change career and learn the underpinning skills and knowledge needed to carry out my daily duties as an Electronics Technician"

Last updated: 21 August 2018


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