Recruit science students for a placement

Find out how your organisation can build rewarding relationships with our students.

Real benefit to your organisation

Lab sessions and practical work give our students great experience in problem solving and organisation.


Science students bring in-depth knowledge from their course and their skill set also supports them to move into many other careers. For instance, lab sessions and practical work give our students great experience in problem solving and organisation.

Employing our students will:

  • bring new ideas and insights for your products and processes
  • provide a cost effective way to identify and assess students for future graduate employment
  • develop your current employees as they can gain supervisory or mentoring experience by working with our placement students
  • provide opportunities to build relationships with us which may lead to joint research or other forms of collaboration

A range of science subjects

All our undergraduate courses and some of our postgraduate courses give students the opportunity to go on a placement year as part of their degree.



How to employ our students

We will work with you to match the right candidate to your organisation.


Our dedicated placements team are subject specialists, which means we know how to find the best students for your organisation.

Every year, we help to match more than 500 science students with a suitable placement employer.

We are here to help every step of the way, from advertising your vacancy to preparing our students for the start of their placement at your organisation. We also make regular contact with our students during the placement to get feedback, check progress and ensure the student’s well-being.

A history of successful placements

Our students have worked with over 200 organisations all over the world.


Some of our recent partners include:

  • Department of Energy & Climate Change
  • EDF Energy
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • Field Studies Council
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • University of South Australia - Mawson Institute

Whether you represent a charity, an SME or a multinational corporation, we would love to hear from you.

'It has always been a pleasure to have young, enthusiastic and talented students working with our research team. I hope that in the future we can attract more motivated, eager to learn students becuase in the end, we all gain from the experience.' — Dr Nick Brookes, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Supervisor

Get in contact

If you have any questions or would like to talk to us about recruiting a science student on placement, please get in contact.