UKAEA placements and work experience
We are passionate about inspiring young people and students to pursue a career in fusion energy. We offer summer placements, year 10+ work experience and a summer school!
Undergraduate and masters placements
Every year, we at UKAEA have many projects for students, both undergraduate and masters. These placements range from a few months to a year in industry projects, and provides the opportunity to join the Graduate Scheme post-degree.
When do the placements open?
If you’re interested in a short-term summer placement with us, our applications usually run annually.
Year in industry placements and masters placements are generally set up in collaboration with university courses with which we have special partner arrangements.
If you haven’t found what you are looking for please contact email@example.com.
South East Physics Network (SEPN) offers placements to those working in a physics discipline. The recruitment process is driven via the collaborating universities and will be advertised locally.
Do you or someone you know want to get experience of working in science or engineering before you make any decisions regarding further education? If so, our UKAEA summer work experience scheme may be perfect for you!
It enables students in Years 10 or 11 to come and work with us for one or two weeks during the summer holidays.
The application process for a work experience placement this year has closed. Please check back in the Autumn for details on how to apply to our 2023 programme.
Take a look at the apprenticeships we have on offer at UKAEA.
Graduate Mechatronics Engineer
Before Faiz was a graduate, he took part in a student placement with us at UKAEA in the very department that he works in now. After graduating he chose to return to our team, already safe in the knowledge that UKAEA was where he wanted to be.