‘Top50’ Work Placements Bursary Scheme

The IOP’s 2014 ‘Top50’ Work Placements Bursary Scheme is now open for applications from penultimate-year physics students in the UK and Ireland.

The ‘Top50’ Work Placements Bursary Scheme offers you the opportunity to gain paid work experience this summer. We have over 50 work placements to choose from, and each successful applicant will receive a £2000 bursary, or the equivalent in euros, for their eight week placement. If you want to gain paid work experience in a physics environment, this scheme will present you with the ideal opportunity.

The ‘Top50’ Scheme gives you the chance to gain practical work experience, and develop those essential transferable skills in organisations that are committed to physics and physicists. Not only will you gain paid experience from this Scheme, but employers benefit from a fresh perspective and new talent.Employers are in an ideal position to learn more about you, your skills, and talents, whilst providing a supportive environment.

As a direct result of this Scheme, a number of participants from previous years were offered jobs upon graduation. If you are uncertain about the benefits of participating in this Scheme, read Time Well Spent.

This year the ‘Top50’ Scheme has expanded to include more placements in a variety of sectors. Whether you are interested in gaining work experience in academia, industry or research I’m sure you’ll find something that will interest you.

To be eligible to apply you must be a member of the Institute of Physics (membership is free for physics students), you must be on an accredited or recognised physics degree course, and be in your penultimate year. You can apply for as many placements as you like and successful candidates will receive funding for one placement.

The closing date for applications is 28 April 2014. All applications should be sent to summerplacements@iop.org. Please ensure you clearly state which placement(s) you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail.

Please contact summerplacements@iop.org if you have any queries.

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