STEM Placements

Our STEM placements offer an extended work experience in local STEM businesses in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

This opportunity is for Y11 and Y12 students and you can either try an apprenticeship taster or carry out a research project. The experience is for 2-4 weeks during your school summer holidays and you have to complete a project write-up and a poster which you showcase at the celebration event at the end of the summer. Science Oxford provides you with a travel bursary of £50 per week.


Applications for summer 2018 are now open!

To apply, download the STEM placement 2018 application form and submit your application to [email protected]. Remember we are looking for an understanding of your subject and enthusiasm to experience and learn new skills; we do not expect any prior experience. Successful applicants will be invited to interview, to find out what your ideal work experience would be so we can place you with a company that is the perfect fit!

The closing date for applications is Friday the 23 March 2018. This scheme is funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company and is restricted to state school students in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Companies hosting STEM placements in 2018 include: BMW Mini, Olamalu, Wood plc, Oxford Computer Consultants, Crown Technology, Oxford Museum of Natural History, Beard construction, Nuffield Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Auberge chocolat.


Eleanor did a research project investigating invasive crustacea species at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Brandon did an apprenticeship placement with the Engineering department of Oxford University

Olivia did a research project with CROWN to look at whether pyrolysis could be used for coating identification


Many thanks to the companies who hosted placements in 2017:

Amec Foster Wheeler, Beard Construction, BMW Mini, Brainomix, Cella energy, Crown Packaging, Cyth Systems, Green Biologics, Lucy Electric, MRC Harwell, Network Rail, Nuvia, Olamalu, Ridge, Skanska, SS Tube Technology, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Oxford University Engineering, Chemistry and Medicine departments.







For more information about STEM Placements, please contact [email protected]

Or download our STEM placement leaflet

Gold CREST student guide

Placement Report student guide

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