Where can an ISIS industrial placement year take you?
16 Sep 2020



We speak to some previous sandwich students to find out what they're doing now, and how their placement helped them get there.




​Each year, ISIS takes on over thirty students for a placement as part of their penultimate or final year of their integrated degree programs. These students are treated as full-time members of staff, and carry out projects that are crucial to the work of the facility: from accelerator engineering to software development, and even science communication. 

But what impact can a year at ISIS have on your career? We've spoken to some previous sandwich students to find out what they're doing now. Click on the images to link to the full interviews. 

Another example, is Callum McDonnell​, who did summer placements at ISIS and RAL Space before joining the ISIS graduate scheme.​​​

STFC's Industrial Placement scheme (previously known as Sandwich Student scheme) is now open for applications for 2020/21. ​All the information on the placement requirements, projects and application can be found on the Industrial Plac​ement Opportunities website. ​

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Jasmine Hind: After finishing her 2018/19 placement year in the deuteration lab, Jasmine went straight into a full time role within the facility. ​
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Will Jamieson: From sandwich student in 2012/13, to EngD, to working in industry.​

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Anna Herlihy: After finishing her 2017/18 placement at Diamond, Anna started as an ISIS Facility Development PhD ​Student​.

Chloe Johnson

Chloe Johnson: After spending 2014/15 as an ISIS science communication Sandwich Student, Chloe went on to do a PhD, and is now a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge . ​


Mohamad Kurdi: Now on the STFC graduate scheme, Mohamad completed his placement in 2017/18 bef​ore the final year of his Computer Networks degree at Birmingham City University.

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Tom GriffinNow director of the STFC Scientific Computing Department (SCD), Tom started his career as a placement student at ISIS in 2004/5.
Matilda at diamond rectangle.jpgMatilda Rhodes: From Industrial Placement to ISIS Facility Development PhD student.


Contact: de Laune, Rosie (STFC,RAL,ISIS)