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Nuffield Research Placements

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Education and business experts are warning that Scotland will not have the skilled scientific and engineering workforce it needs to meet the demands of industry unless science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are promoted as worthwhile careers with appeal for both young women and men.

In order to address this problem, the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme aims to provide post-16 school or college students with an opportunity to carry out 4-6 week research or development projects in any of the STEM-related disciplines in universities, industry, conservation or research organisations during the summer vacation.

The projects can include subjects/topics such as engineering of all types, biology, chemistry, ecology, geography, computing, physics, psychology, applied maths etc. 

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. They also provide students with excellent experiences and skills to include on CVs and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain a valuable insights into a wide variety of careers.

If you require any further information, please contact Jennifer Smith or visit the Nuffield Foundation website.

Get in Touch
Whether you are seriously interested or just want to know a little bit more – we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Contact Details
Jennifer Smith, Nuffield Coordinator (Scotland)
Tel: 01382 308455 Email: