Welcome to Research Placements & Experiences (formerly Nuffield Research Placements)

The Research Placements & Experience programme (formerly Nuffield Research Placements) provides engaging, hands-on projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent placement collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).

Students can apply via the button below but please make sure you've checked your eligibility requirements

Check eligibility requirements here

Which placement?

Students can participate in Research Placements or Experience Placements. Both offer a rewarding experience for enthusiastic and curious young people

Research Placements

Research Placements are 2-week collaborations with a STEM-related knowledge expert 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.

Experience Placements

Experience Placements are 5-day explorations with industry experts to identify essential skills needed for employment in a specific STEM sector of interest. 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.


Employers who are interested in supporting students through a supervised placement can register below. Alternatively, feel free to contact your Regional Coordinating Team to hear more about the benefits of providing a placement and what's involved. Contact details can be found HERE.

The benefits of a Nuffield Research Placement

Previous student experiences