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Introduction Into STFC

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a United Kingdom government agency that carries out research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy. 

I'm enabling people, scientists, to present their research. This helps them communicate their ideas to people! - Georgia Lomas, Business Administration Apprentice

World-class facilities. Working with experts. Shaping the future.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, explore the unknown and help change the world around us.

We know that you want to use your talent, skill, and dedication to make a difference and at STFC you will get the opportunity to do just that. Your work will support world-leading science and innovation and enable ground-breaking research that will inspire, shape, and define our future. 

We are an experienced apprenticeship employer with a well established scheme providing an excellent training ground to equip you with the skills and experience you need for your chosen career. All of our apprentices have an impact on life across the globe. STFC provides a unique environment in which to challenge yourself and develop real expertise.

There are lots of reasons to join us. Including a salary that increases as you progress through your apprenticeship, a generous holiday package, options to explore flexible working, defined benefit pension scheme, retail discounts and cycle to work scheme. 

We are committed to inclusivity. Wherever your ambitions lie, our dedicated Apprenticeship Team will support you every step of the way, helping you make the most of your opportunities to achieve the goals you already have – and those you have yet to discover. With supervised training, additional core skills development and potential opportunities for overseas placements there’s plenty to get stuck into.

With key programmes in Computing and Engineering, STFC also offers other apprenticeship opportunities such as ICT Infrastructure Support, Business Administration, Project Management, Electrical Installation, Heating & Ventilation and Carpentry. 

These apprenticeships are key to keeping our world-class science estates running at optimum and you’ll have the opportunity to see it all up close whilst working with dedicated professionals and developing your skills.

Apprenticeship opportunities are advertised from January each year and are advertised on Careers Portal, Indeed, the National Apprenticeship Service website, the UCAS website and also on our social media pages.

It's a really interesting place to work, it's rewarding work. There's even opportunities to travel around! - Andrew Wootten, Third Year Degree Apprentice
Be part of the incredible work we do. The cutting-edge questions we answer. The boundaries we push in engineering, technology and science, and the ethos of questioning, curiosity and innovation that drives it all.

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