Work Experience at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre

Each year at STFC, we are proud to run a highly successful work experience scheme for Year 10, 11. 12 and 13 students at schools based in the UK (S4, S5 and S6 in Scotland). In June 2023, the UK Astronomy Technology (UK ATC) work experience team will be delivering on-site work experience provision for young people. We will be running one week of on-site placements as well as a series of webinar sessions throughout the summer. 

Please ensure you know how you will travel to the lab each day, before applying for a placement.

If you have any queries about work experience, please do not hesitate to email us.

How to apply

Applications via the online form will close on 11th April 2023.
All applicants will hear from us by the end of April, letting them know if they have been offered a placement, and providing more information about the webinar programme. 

Apply for a placement at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre here:

Please note: the UK Astronomy Technology Work Experience Programme is for students in S4, S5 and S6 (or equivalent) in education at schools based in the UK

Sample application questions can be found here.

More information about the STFC Work Experience programmes can be found here.

Placement details 

Placements will last one week from Monday 12th to Friday 16th June 2023

Please note: Unfortunately this year we are unable to offer placements in alternative weeks

How to get to UK Astronomy Technology Centre 

UK Astronomy Technology Centre 
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Blackford Hill 
Telephone: 0131 668 8100 Email: [email protected]


The UK Astronomy Technology Centre is situated on Blackford Hill, to the south of the city, it should not be confused with the pre-1893 City Observatory on Calton Hill. The Royal Observatory Edinburgh is signposted from the Cameron Toll roundabout, Mayfield Road and Blackford Avenue.