STEM work experience, placements and internships

This page is designed for employers.  If you are a student, interested in work experience or a placement, please talk to your school or University/College careers service.  For students under the age of 18, we recommend that you take a look at The Oxford Trust website


Careers Hub – The Oxfordshire Careers Hub helps young people to better understand the modern workplace and develop the skills and attributes they need to compete in today’s labour market. This work is led through two programmes, the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) and the Careers Hub.  This activity is a partnership between OxLEP and The Careers and Enterprise Company  a network that acts as a catalyst, connecting employers with schools and colleges throughout England to deliver world-class careers education.


Crankstart at University of Oxford –  The Crankstart Scholarship provides a programme of enhanced support to UK residents from lower-income households who are studying for their first undergraduate degree, including access to funded internships, volunteering opportunities and social and community building events.


Leading Routes Leading Routes is a pioneering initiative that aims to prepare the next generation of Black academics, including operating the Wellcome Trust summer internship progamme.


The Oxford Trust  The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust that was established in 1985 by Oxford entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood, founders of Oxford Instruments. The Trust’s mission is to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise.  The STEM careers programme, delivered through Science Oxford, is designed to create opportunities for secondary school students to gain the information, knowledge and skills that could springboard them into a STEM career.


Vertex Learning Lab  Global biotech company, Vertex, launched a number of STEM programmes and a new state-of-the-art Learning Lab space at the company’s European research site in Milton Park, Oxfordshire in autumn 2021. The Lab space and programmes are designed to create fun, hands-on experiences for students to explore science in the real world alongside Vertex scientists and mentors, giving them the skills needed to succeed in a STEM career.

Featured image courtesy of Science Oxford.

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