Careers at Science and Technology Facilities Council
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a place where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Each year STFC recruits approximately 30 graduates into a wide range of roles from physicists, other science disciplines, engineers (electrical, mechanical, electronic, microelectronic) as well as specialists in coding and computing.
Science and Technology Facilities Council Application Process
STFC Aptitude Tests
STFC Numerical Reasoning Tests
The numerical reasoning psychometric test comprises of a series of questions relating to graphs, percentages and tables whereby you will be asked to analyse data and chose from a set of multiple choice answers. These will be timed so ensure you sit them in a quiet environment. They are designed to measure your numerical abilities.
STFC Verbal Reasoning Tests
This test comprises of a series of paragraphs which you will be required to read and then answer questions. Your options will be True, False or Cannot Tell. This test will be assessing your analytical skills as well as your comprehension and grammar.
STFC Diagrammatic and Logical Reasoning Tests
You might be asked to sit this type of test at the assessment centre. It comprises of questions relating to sequences of shapes and patterns. In each question there will be a missing step and you will be provided with a number of answers to choose from. These are designed to test your logical reasoning as well analytical and problem-solving skills.