Careers at NPL

Learn. Earn. Achieve... with an NPL Apprenticeship

At NPL we recognise that our success comes from attracting energetic and imaginative people, a reflection of our own values.

If you want to work alongside world-leading experts in an organisation that helps save lives, protect the environment and enhance quality of live in the UK then NPL is the place for you! We have apprenticeships in:

I pushed myself to do something different and I love working at NPL"

Charley Choules
NPL Apprentice

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Junior Science
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Metrology (coming soon)

No two days are the same...

Every day we are working towards making new discoveries that will impact on every aspect of our daily lives.

In every area of our business we seek to nurture and respect our people to support each other to grow, succeed and enjoy work. It's about challenging complexity and bringing clarity, and building relationships that make a difference.

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We are looking for apprentices to start in September 2017. To register your interest please email

If you are a school leaver and have just completed either your GCSEs and/or A-Levels, have a passion for IT, science, engineering, marketing or business we have an apprenticeship to suit you. You will continue learning and get paid at the same time, and will develop your skills with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

View available apprenticeships on our main vacancies list

Challenge convention at NPL

Our aim is to help you be confident in the workplace from day one; through additional training you will learn how to communicate effectively, how to manage your time, and how to work as part of a team. We want you to develop your self-awareness and your confidence, and our 2017 apprentices will receive Mindfulness training.

What next...

A significant number of our apprentices have graduated and secured permanent roles with us, and some have gone on to secure part-funding towards a degree.

What our apprentices say

Apprentice graduates Becky King and Kieran Edmonds on life at NPL.


View available apprenticeships on our main vacancies list


NPL is a Diversity Champion and
proud to be a member of Stonewall

...and keep in mind we're always on the lookout for the right people. We provide a range of opportunities for you to join our mission.

Full Time Positions

Current vacancies

We are always recruiting for talented people

PHD Positions

PhD positions

Become a part of our Postgraduate Institute

Graduate Placements

Graduate placements

We offer paid summer and industrial placements

School Leavers

School leavers

Fantastic apprenticeship and work experience opportunities

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