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Virtual Reality Developer for Digital Prototyping - Industrial Placement

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The opportunity

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and engineering. 

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.

Each year we offer opportunities to undergraduate students to gain practical experience, working alongside technical experts at the forefront of scientific research. We offer an 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.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions.

Welcome To STFC

Executive Chair Mark Thomson talks about the exciting research being done at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The Science and Technology Facilities Council is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. Through research fellowships and grants, it is responsible for funding research in UK unive

Business and Innovation Directorate (BID)

STFC’s Business and Innovation Directorate (BID) apply knowledge from STFC’s facilities, research and technology programmes to the wider economy, delivering UK economic growth through spin-out companies, inward investment and collaborative industrial R&D.

The Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, a facility designed to fulfil a unique role for entrepreneurs and small companies; a place where they can come together with experts from STFC, and our partners from industry and academia to turn their ideas into reality. CTH provides access to technology, equipment and skills they need to further develop their ideas without having to invest heavily. This can cut development costs, accelerate innovation and reduce the time it takes to get to market.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

Working with customers (SME’s) to provide technical advice, and digital manufacturing expertise to:

  • Develop photo-realistic and immersive Virtual reality (VR) & Augmented reality (AR) experiences.
  • Develop content for a variety of VR/AR platforms.
  • Accelerate the development of new products/services that are in, or close to, the implementation stages of deployment.
  • Improve commercially deployed products/services.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Criteria to be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I) or both (S&I)

Essential:

  • At university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry (S).
  • Right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • Experience of developing photo-realistic and immersive Virtual and Augmented reality experiences (S&I).
  • Experience programming with Unity and/or Unreal software. (S&I).
  • Experience developing content for a variety of Virtual and Augmented reality platforms (S&I).

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of fundamental product design and manufacturing principles (S&I).
  • Knowledge of fundamental mechanical engineering principles (S&I).
  • Work Experience (S&I).

Additional details

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Why work for us?

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

How to apply

To apply please download the application form and save it to your pc. You must upload a CV and completed copy of the application form. Please save include the IRC reference number and your name in the filename of all documents uploaded to your application.

Please right click on this link and select ‘save target as' to save the application form to your desktop .

STFC Industrial Placement Application form:

  • To be eligible you must be studying a recognised degree that requires you to undertake an Industrial Placement or have permission from your University to take a year out of your studies to undertake a placement. You must also have the right to work in the UK.
  • You can apply for up to two Industrial Placements; you will only need to complete one application form. However please ensure that you upload the application form to all applications and ensure the relevant reference number (e.g. IRC205817) is included the filename of each document that you upload.

Interview/assessment date: 25th– 28th of November 2019.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 27th, 2019
  • £19,404 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Warrington
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Product Design
  • Software
  • Systems

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