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What placement is right for me?

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Placements and Experiences are rewarding opportunities for young people who are enthusiastic and curious about STEM careers. If you want to develop an understanding of career pathways, and provide unique examples for future education or career applications, placements are perfect for you.

So, what's the difference?





Collaborations with a STEM-related knowledge expert on a live research question or area of development.

Explorations with industry experts to identify essential skills needed for employment in STEM sectors.

While producing a scientific or technical report and poster, this opportunity ensures that your work has a meaningful impact.

While producing a workbook and reflective report. You get to learn what life in a STEM workplace is like.

What are placement providers looking for?

Providers want young people who are excited about developing their skills and proud to contribute to a STEM workplace. If you're:

  • enthusiastic and curious

  • prepared to challenge yourself

  • committed to travelling to your placement or experience for at least five days

  • excited to develop your skills

  • ready to learn more about different careers

Then providers are looking for individuals like you. If you're unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker here.