Diamond has a wide range of research and development activities, encompassing many subject areas, and many of the projects are interdisciplinary, meaning you will work with multiple groups during your time with us.
My placement at Diamond has given me invaluable skills that I will take with me throughout my career going forward. Diamond has been an incredibly supportive environment with great people, and a very collaborative atmosphere.
Jemima, 2021 Year in Industry Engineering student
The 12 month ‘Year in Industry’ scheme allows undergraduate students studying for a relevant degree to gain experience working across different teams at Diamond.
You will work on your own project during the year by collaborating with your group and staff all across the organisation along with the support from your supervisor/s. Diamond has an excellent track record for helping students execute work which is valued not only by Diamond staff but also our User community. We have also welcomed previous Year in Industry students back to Diamond as they work and study towards one of our competitive joint PhD studentships or as part of our Graduate Software scheme, which shows how impactful our placements can be.
In addition to working on your own project, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with other areas of work at Diamond to gain a wider view of the full range of what our facility does. You will be encouraged to learn about research teams based at Diamond and other facilities on-site at the Harwell Campus, and to participate in public engagement events, and in communicating science to a wider audience.
You can apply for up to three projects and can read about each of the available projects on our Year in Industry Placement page to make your selection.
Please note: These placements require you to be on-site at Diamond for the duration.
Our Year in Industry students are paid at a rate in excess of £19,000 on a pro-rata basis. Training and experience are also provided in the following areas:
Final project open for applications - Find out more here.
There are placements available in the areas of physical and life sciences, scientific software and engineering. Click here to view the individual projects. Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.
For the positions advertised students will need to either be a UK national or hold a tier 4 visa, or otherwise have the right to work in the UK.
Placement students must be registered as an undergraduate for the duration of their time at Diamond and ensure that they can commit to the whole 12-month period (4 September 2023 -30 August 2024). Applicants should be expecting to gain a first or 2:1 honours degree
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