Science and Technology Facilities Council
STFC scoops major apprenticeship award
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has won the prestigious Institute of Physics (IOP) Apprenticeship Employer Award 2020.
Apprentices celebrate at STFC’s own apprenticeship awards in 2019 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. They are joined by Mark Thomson, STFC Executive Chair (far left) and Helen Johnson, Head of Apprenticeships (far right). (Credit: STFC)
The award celebrates employers who demonstrate commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.
Outstanding range of apprenticeships
STFC has been recognised in the ‘larger employer’ category for its outstanding range of apprenticeships across the country. The apprenticeships provide young people and adults with opportunities to expand their knowledge and confidence whilst being trained in exceptional facilities.
Helen Johnson, Head of Apprenticeships for STFC yesterday said:
It’s so exciting that our apprenticeship scheme has been recognised in this way by the IOP. We work hard to provide a well-rounded, first-class scheme in a supportive, collaborative environment led by experts across many fields.
Apprenticeships are a fundamental part of STFC’s strategic vision. They are a great way of attracting new talent, helping to ensure that we have access to the people and skills needed to support the complex needs of our expanding portfolio.
STFC offers a host of exceptional apprenticeship schemes, including engineering, computing, business admin and carpentry, to name a few, across its sites at:
- Daresbury Laboratory
- Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
- UK Astronomy Technology Centre.
Apprentices work with incredibly advanced technologies and equipment on some of the most exciting, real-world research projects. Not only do they get the opportunity to rotate across different departments to maximise their experience, they also get the opportunity to work at leading research institutes abroad, such as at CERN.
All of these valuable opportunities open so many doors for our apprentices at STFC, enabling them to build relationships with many other employees, propelling them into successful careers across our various operations.
Latest News from
Science and Technology Facilities Council
World first AI robot for tackling the pothole problem21/11/2023 13:05:00
At Daresbury Laboratory, UK start-up Robotiz3d is combining artificial intelligence (AI) with advanced robotics to tackle the pothole problem.
Astronomers around the world celebrate launch of UK-led space tech08/11/2023 11:15:00
The WEAVE spectrograph for the William Herschel Telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos was officially inaugurated on 30 October 2023.
UKRI National Quantum Computing Centre signs agreement with IBM02/11/2023 15:05:00
The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) has announced an agreement to provide UK researchers with cloud access to IBM Quantum’s Premium Plan including IBM’s fleet of quantum computing systems.
UKRI invests in the next generation of AI innovators31/10/2023 13:25:00
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced investment in 12 UKRI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in artificial intelligence (AI) based at 16 universities.
New projects to kickstart future vaccine development awarded £25m10/10/2023 13:25:00
Three projects designed to build our understanding of viruses and how the immune system reacts to different challenges will share £25m in new funding from UKRI.
UK-supported experiment at CERN announces antimatter discovery02/10/2023 13:05:00
New research from the ALPHA collaboration at the CERN Antimatter Factory has shown for the first time that antimatter responds to gravity in the same way as matter.
Visit to Diamond Light Source launches £500m upgrade programme11/09/2023 13:05:00
The Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan toured the world leading facility last week to officially kickstart Diamond-II.
UKI2S tops £100 million to provide UK economic boost30/08/2023 10:05:00
Investment in the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), a driving force in supporting early-stage innovation and high-impact businesses, now totals £102m.