Work Experience

Science and Technology Facilities Council

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 world-wide. Activities carried out 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 (S4, S5 and S6 in Scotland), many from local schools and around the country. As far as possible they are placed depending on their interests indicated on the application form.

For the summer 2024 programme the DL, RAL and UK ATC work experience teams will be delivering on-site work experience provision for young people. 

This website can be used to find out more details about the programme in general.