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The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme gives 5th year school or college students hands-on experience of a professional research environment through a 4, 5 or 6-week placement in their summer holidays. The programme aims to link talented students with organisations undertaking research, including universities, industry, conservation organisations and research institutes. It also offers an opportunity for the students to improve and develop their key skills such as problem-solving, report writing, presentation and communication skills, as well as helping to increase confidence and independence.

By working with professional researchers, students gain an insight into a wide variety of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. By providing a placement, your organisation can give someone a life-changing opportunity that will help transform them into a future scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician.

The high-achieving, motivated students will make a contribution to your organisation and its ongoing projects, giving you some enthusiastic, extra support to help initiate, progress or complete work programmes. You will benefit from the fresh ideas and hard work that the students will bring to your organisation and also from the links generated with local schools and teachers.

Interested students apply by completing an application form. These will be forwarded to appropriate supervisors who can then select the student for their project.  They then agree start and finish dates and hours of work with the student (normally Mon-Fri, 9-5pm).

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: