Employers: Host a Nuffield Research Placement or Experience
December 19th 2023

Employers: Host a Nuffield Research Placement or Experience

You can place talented young people at the heart of your organisation by hosting a Nuffield Research Placement or Experience.

Placements are offered to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to increase opportunities to access university courses and STEM-related careers. You can work with top students to make significant contributions to your research and development projects.

Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are 2-week collaborations with industry experts on a live research question or area of development. While producing a scientific or technical report and poster, this opportunity ensures that students contribute meaningfully to the host organisation’s current work.

Nuffield Experience Placements

Nuffield Experience Placements (NEPs) are 5-day explorations with industry experts to identify essential skills needed for employment in STEM sectors. While producing a workbook and reflective report, students gain insight into working in professional environments as well as knowledge of the challenges for different sectors, in turn preparing them for employment.


Projects must have broadly scientific or technical content, but they don’t have to be based in a laboratory. They might be office-based, include a lot of fieldwork or they might focus on engineering, data or computer science, or social science.


There are so many benefits to hosting a Nuffield Research Placement:

  • Inspire the next generation of researchers and developers, and grow future talent
  • Work with top students to make significant contributions to your research and development projects
  • Fulfil your public engagement, widening participation and corporate social responsibility goals
  • Provide opportunities to your staff to develop coaching, mentoring and management skills

Click here to find out more and register your interest

Nuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and delivered by STEM Learning.

All About STEM works on lots of exciting STEM projects. As part of the STEM Learning family, we are Nuffield Research Placements Coordinator for the North West and a STEM Ambassadors Partner supporting the National STEM Ambassadors Programme via the STEM Ambassadors Community.

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