Careers in Computing
08 Aug 2011



Be one of our sandwich students, join our graduate scheme, get work experience with us, or be a permanent member of our team.


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Current Vacancies

Search our vacancies​ but if you can't see anything relevant simply email your CV and a brief cover letter, outlining the role or type of work you would like to undertake at ​STFC or get in touch with​​

Permanent developer jobs on our team

We are often looking for several software developers / software engineers to join our team​. Although we do expect everyone to "muck in" when needed, we also realise that few can be an expert at everything. We are looking for a mix of developers. Are you a software developer that loves to craft backend libraries and web services? Or are you a web frontend developer that desperately wants to make our software a sheer delight to use? Love querying data with SQL and spotting patterns? If you answered yes to any of those questions then we could be perfect for each other. 

Degree Apprenticeship Scheme

Want to learn, get a degree and start getting real relevant work experience while earning too?

You will need at least BTEC Level 3 in computing or equivalent ​and be interested in developing your expertise in network design, cyber security, servers, storage & virtualisation, cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD), Unix, DevOps, software-defined networking, and the internet of things (IoT).

For general information about the wider apprenticeship scheme please see: STFC Apprenticesh​ips​

Graduate Scheme

About to graduate? ​Graduated in last two years? We are looking for graduates to start now and next summer! We are looking for great graduates to join us next summer.

More information​

For general information about the wider graduate scheme please see: STFC Graduate Recruitment Scheme

Junior Software Scientist Scheme

Recently completed your PhD in a STEM subject (other than computing)? Want to pursue a career in scientific software development but do not have the skills? The Junior Software Scientist Scheme, within ISIS, is a subset of the STEM Conversion Scheme run by UKRI and could be just what you are after. Our one-year Postgraduate level conversion scheme is similar in nature to the UKRI Graduate Programme. New recruits start at Band C and are re-banded to the higher band on successful completion of training which enhances their computing skills and equips them for the chosen career path. The training comprises an Open University Course in Software Engineering, several technology and process specific PluralSight Courses, and rigorous on the job training. ​Our two candidates, Harriet Brown and Richard Waite, have recently completed the scheme. See their reflections on their year here:​ Being a student at ISIS

Talent Pool

If we don't have a position that is right for you just yet we'd still like to hear from you.

You can submit your CV and cover letter to

Sandwich Student Placements

Undergraduate? Looking for somewhere to spend your year in industry?

Our popular sandwich placement scheme open each autumn. We are looking for the very best students to join us the following summer for a year.

More information

See what our previous students said about their placements at in our team here: Being a student at ISIS

Want to know a bit more? Matt, our 2013/14 student, wrote a short report on his time with us to help you find out what it is really like. (P.S. Matt returned as a Graduate Software Engineer and after a short while took on a full Software Engineer position!)

Vacation Student Placements

Undergraduate? Want some paid practical work experience in your holidays?

We usually have details of new positions for next summer available from early spring.​

For general information about students and internship opportunities please see: STFC Students and Internship Opportunities​

Work Experience

At school or college?

Once again, we will have a couple of opportunities for placements / work experience in our team:

  • Year 10 or 11 student (1 or 2 weeks)
  • Year 12 student (4 - 6 weeks). We are also happy to supervise Year 12 students interested in a 'Nuffield Placement'.

There are fantastic placements across STFC but if you are particularly interested in a placement on our team please mention 'ISIS Computing' in your application form. Applications for summer usually have a deadline in December of the preceding year.

How to Apply​ 

​P.S. We have a small number of travel bursaries available for students so if you might need help funding your time with us, get in touch.

Visit the STFC careers website to find out how to follow us and be the first to hear news of opportunities. You can also search the topcareers website to look for similar careers.

Need help applying online?

We don't want to miss out on receiving your application so if you have any problems applying online please email Please don't give up - if all else fails please send your CV and a cover letter that includes why you are applying for this post and highlights all relevant knowledge, skills and experience to

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Contact: Griffin, Hannah (STFC,RAL,ISIS)