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Nuffield Research Placements



You could spend your summer holiday period working with Scientists, Engineers, Technologists or Mathematicians on a research project in your area. 


  • Learn new skills
  • Make a difference
  • Try out STEM Careers
  • Meet other people like you
  • Placements can be PAID!


You’ll get hands-on experience of a professional research environment and a valuable insight into the sorts of careers available to you. 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 decide what you are going to study at university or what you want to do as a career. A passion for any area of science, engineering, technology or maths is the main thing:

a Nuffield Research Placement can help you decide if you want to take it further

and get paid for it

£80 a week to help you make the most of your experience.


Could this be you?  If you answer 'Yes' to most or all of these questions, we'd love to hear from you.


Are you:

  • Over 16?
  • Studying for:
    • AS Levels
    • BTEC
    • Scottish Highers or the
    • International Baccalaureate?
  • Studying and enjoying - science, engineering, technology, or maths?
  • Getting good results so far?

Do you:

  • Want to be involved in real experiments?
  • Want to pursue a STEM subject at university?
  • Like work that makes you think?
  • Love solving problems?
  • Enjoy a challenge?

If you'd like to find out more, contact your local coordinator for

Manchester, Cumbria and Lancashire,Yorkshire and Humberside

David Ward        

Greater Manchester STEM Centre                       


Photos from the Nuffield Celebration Event Nov 2015, University of Manchester 1824, Sackville Street Building, Manchester