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Company Profile - Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)


The Science and Technology Facilities Council is keeping the UK at the forefront of international science and tackling some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security.  

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Who are we?

The Council has a broad science portfolio and works with the academic and industrial communities to share its expertise in materials science, space and ground-based astronomy technologies, laser science, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.  

How we are funded

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is an independent, non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS).

Who we fund

The STFC provides a wide selection of funding opportunities for all major scientific projects within the UK. This funding is distributed across a variety of projects, from "home-grown" projects to international research collaborations that involve hundreds of researchers around the world. Through grants and other schemes, STFC funds major universities and laboratories.

Career Opportunities

Graduate recruitment scheme

The STFC ensures the UK retains its leading place on the world stage by supporting some of the world's most exciting research projects and engaging with industry. We develop and operate top quality science and engineering facilities and build innovative technologies to make a difference for the future - with your help.

We are seeking graduates with good degrees in engineering (mechanical, electrical, software and especially electronics and microelectronics), physics and computing science to join our graduate programme at our research establishments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford and the Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington and the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh.

Training and Development

How to apply

See current opportunities.

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