Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements offer students in Year 12 (aged 17-18) the opportunity to work alongside scientists, engineers, mathematicians and  technologists for four to six weeks of their summer holiday.

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.

STEMPOINT East act as regional co-ordinators for ten counties plus Greater London, working with local organisations and companies to provide >200 high-quality summer placements that offer students hands-on experience to give them a flying start to their career.

Students are carefully matched on academic criteria and their subject interest and STEMPOINT East support both the students and their supervisors throughout the process. Students from low income backgrounds and those who will be the first in their family to go to university are prioritised.

Applications are now open and will close at the end of March.  Students are then matched to projects and notified whether they have been successful by the end of June, with placements held between July and August each year.

The scheme is highly regarded by universities and companies, a must for students interested in STEM careers, and develops key employability skills.

  • Experience of a real job in STEM
  • Enhances Personal Statement and CV
  • Meet experts in your chosen field
  • Increase Confidence

Applications for the 2022 scheme are now OPEN!


Contact Sally Moore for further information:

[email protected]


This is a presentation recorded by Julie Cattermole where she provided further information about the scheme for students.

Download the Student Information Leaflet