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Research Placements & Experience

Experience Research in Action

Research Placements offer students in Year 12 (aged 17-18) the opportunity to work alongside scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists for 2 weeks of their summer holiday.
The students work on a specific project and at the end produce a report and attend a Celebration event.
Most students also go on to achieve a Gold CREST Award for their work.


250 Student Summer Placements
Exciting Research & Placement Experiences in an array of businesses
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
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  • Experience a real job in STEM or Social Sciences
  • Enhance your UCAS personal statement or apprenticeship application
  • Increase confidence and professional skills
  • Free to take part – All students receive travel expenses to their placement

How to get involved

STEMPOINT provide support to students throughout the application process and during your placement.

To attend an online information session please use the following registration link

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We are happy to offer a virtual assembly to students at your school.  To register your interest in this, please follow this link:

A recording of our assembly can also be sent to you on request. Please email  to request the assembly.


Application Deadline

27th March 2024



Before Applying

Before applying to the Research and Experience Placement Programme, it’s essential that students ensure you check the eligibility criteria before you apply.

Application support and eligibility criteria can be found the Online Eligibility Tool 

Students must be available for at least 2 consecutive weeks during the school summer holidays.

Applications can be made online here:

Apply for a Research & Experience Placement here

Teachers & Schools

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  • Support widening access aims
  • Develop your coaching / management skills
  • CPD for early career researchers.
  • Improve communication skills.
  • Demonstrate your research to wider audience
  • Demonstrate public engagement & develop links with local schools
  • Show your  commitment to equality, diversity & Inclusion

Benefits for students

  • Supports Gatsby benchmarks
  • Not just work experience – the scheme offers a unique research experience
  • Gives students insights into careers, workplaces, and higher education opportunities
  • Increases student confidence

Companies & Supervisors


  • Support widening access aims
  • Develop your coaching/management skills
  • CPD for early career researchers.
  • Demonstrate your research to a wider audience
  • Improve your communication skills.
  • Demonstrate public engagement
  • Develop links with local schools
  • Show your commitment to equality, diversity & Inclusion
  • Bolster your talent pipeline

How to get involved

Apply as an organisation to offer a placement

Guidance (RP&E Online Provider Registration.pdf)

Have a think about what project your students can work on. One of our team are happy to discuss and provide examples of previous projects for reference.

Information and Tips watch our video:

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Take a look at the many opportunities available which you could sponsor our projects.


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Research & Experience Placements

Are you a company that could provide a Research Placement for a 17 year old student, to supervise a student during the summer?

How to book?

How to book?

Our primary school workshops are currently only available in Hertfordshire and Luton.

However, all schools in the region can request a STEM Ambassador free of charge.

We provide hands-on, fun, educational, interactive workshops ‘not for profit’

£265 for morning session/s

£390 for a full day.

Our workshops may not cover all of the National Curriculum links in great depth as we are restricted by time, however you have the opportunity to cover them in more detail with the follow up activities you will be receiving from us once your workshop has taken place.

Contact Helen for more details.


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Contact for Primary Schools

Looking for details on virtual,  face to face assemblies, workshops or any other information, please contact Helen Bailey 

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