The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations, trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting edge projects in a range of diverse fields.
STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation UKRI; a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. From cancer research to clean energy, powering transport to cultural heritage - our impact is felt across many aspects of daily life. We also collaborate extensively with industry and our long term R&D underpins sectors which contribute billions of pounds annually to the UK economy; including space, pharmaceuticals, digital animation and communication, microelectronics and physics-based manufacturing.
Our Vision is 'to maximise the impact of our science and technology for the benefit of the UK and its people'. We deliver this impact through our three strategic goals of world class research, innovation and skills, to generate knowledge, solutions and skilled people, thus underpinning the UK’s future competitiveness and supporting the UK economy.
Thanks to an unrivalled combination of expertise, facilities and resources, we’re in a unique position to drive knowledge and innovation in the UK and throughout the world. The work we do helps to shape societies, strengthen economies, build industries, create jobs and transform lives. So just imagine what we can do for your career.
Our graduate development programme bridges the gap between academic and professional qualifications. Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one; graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as on-the-job experience. Our graduates take an influential role shaping the future of science, engineering and technology – in the UK and overseas.
Each year we also offer opportunities to undergraduate sandwich students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer invaluable experience with exposure to world-class science and technology, and the opportunity to develop working relationships that continue well after your placement has finished.