SEPnet Summer Placements 2016 – Call for Projects

The South East Physics Network has an open call for  industrial placement projects for Physics Students. The scheme provides placements to physics students to give them the opportunity to work for 8 weeks in industry or research in areas such as data analysis, mathematic modelling, product design and testing or science communication

Who is the scheme aimed at?

  • Any organisations interested in recruiting physics graduates including large companies, research institutions and SMEs.

Benefits to Employers

  • Early access to bright, numerate students with excellent problem-solving and IT skills who may be potential future employees
  • Enables you to solve a challenge or problem and carry out projects you may not have time for
  • Provides an invaluable resource, adding value to your business and offering a fresh perspective on your business challenges
  • All advertising, administration and placement support is handled by SEPnet to create a smooth, straightforward process
  • Employers participating in the scheme include National Physical Laboratory, Selex ES, QinetiQ, Met Office, BAE Systems, Amec Foster Wheeler, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and many SMEs

Projects are selected based on academic merit and the potential for students to gain commercial awareness and employability skills such as communication and teamwork. Placements take place from June to September (employers can extend placements by funding on a pro rata basis).  Some placements will also be advertised to physics PhD students interested in working in industry.

  • Employers pay students a minimum of £2,000 to cover their expenses. If you submit 2 approved projects SEPnet will fund the 2nd placement.  Some match-funding is available for SME

Register your placement project, or projects, online  by Friday 12 February.

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