What are you doing this summer? You could spend your holiday working with scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians on a research project in your area.
- Learn new skills
- Make a difference
- Try out STEM careers
- Meet people like you
- Paid placements
You’ll get hands-on experience of a professional research environment and a valuable insight into the sorts of careers available to you. You’ll meet new people and learn loads of new skills which will help with whatever you choose to do next, whether that’s a university application, a job or further training.
You don’t need to know what you are going to study at university or what you want to do as a career. A passion for any area of science, technology, engineering or maths is the main thing: a research placement can help you decide if you want to take it further.
What’s more, it won't cost you anything. If you have to pay to travel to your placement then you’ll get that money back. And depending on your family circumstances, you may be eligible to receive a payment of £80 for each week of the placement. Your local coordinator will tell you whether you are eligible.
Could it be you? If you answer yes to most or all of these questions, then a Nuffield Research Placement could be for you.
- Are you over 16?
- Are you studying for AS levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or the International Baccalaureate?
- Are you studying science, technology, engineering or maths?
- Do you enjoy STEM subjects?
- Are you getting good results so far?
- Do you want to be involved in real experiments?
- Do you want to pursue a STEM subject at university?
- Do you like work that makes you think?
- Do you love solving problems?
- Are you up for a challenge?
If you'd like to find out more, contact your local Coordinator.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We offer placements in all these areas.
Have a look at our case studies to find out what types of project are available
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What next after your Nuffield Research Placement? Check out the Science Council's Future Morph website for information about careers in science and maths.