In some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world, we are contributing to some of the most exciting and challenging research projects happening right now.
We help tackle global challenges – from climate change and sustainable energy, to security and healthcare. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking for the next step in your career, all of this makes STFC the ideal destination for your future.
Who we are
Formed in April 2007, the Science and Technology Facilities Council is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy.
We are one of Europe’s largest multidisciplinary research organisations, an independent, non-departmental public body of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our headquarters are in Swindon, and we have around 2000 employees.
Careers at STFC
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a place where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. There are many routes into STFC and diverse career paths to follow. Wherever you join us, you’ll belong to a community of experts whose work is helping to shape societies, strengthen economies and transform lives.
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. Throughout you will be supported by your manager and a mentor.
Our scheme was nominated as one of the most popular graduate recruiters Science and R&D in 2015 by Target Jobs. We’re ranked in within the top 100 of the Guardian UK 300 most popular graduate employers in 2015.
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We support 80% of our graduates to gain chartered membership of a professional body and many of our apprentices go on to do the same – as do many of the experienced professionals who join us. We are accredited with bodies including the IMechE, IET and IoP, and we have achieved an interim accreditation with the British Computer Society.
An impact you can see
From the moment you join, you’ll see we play an influential role in shaping the future of science, engineering and technology – in the UK and overseas. We’ve cultivated a series of exciting partnerships to work collaboratively with industry, academia and government. The influence of our work can be seen around the world.