See what career opportunities look like here at NPL.

Take a look and see what apprenticeship opportunities we have right now...

Vacancies PhDs Summer & Industrial placements Apprenticeships Work experience

Would you like to be part of an organisation whose aim is to improve the quality of life for everyone in the UK?

Do you have a passion for science, engineering, finance and/or business? Would you like to continue learning and get paid at the same time?

Then why not develop your skills with an Advanced Apprenticeship at NPL?

During the apprenticeship, you will be part of a close-knit professional team working alongside world-leading scientists and other professionals across the lab. You will take on real responsibility from day one and become a valued member of our team.

View available apprenticeships on our main vacancies list

Additional training

We pride ourselves on the additional training we provide our apprentices. Our aim is to improve your confidence from day one so you will learn how to present and communicate effectively, how to manage your time and work as part of a team. Our 2016 cohort will also receive Mindfulness training.

What could happen next

In March 2015, NPL's first intake of Junior Scientists graduated from the programme and we held a graduation event to mark this special occasion.

All eight apprentices were awarded their Level 3 BTEC and NVQ, and also gained accreditation from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Whilst there is no guarantee of a job at the end of the apprenticeship, all eight apprentices impressed us enough to have been offered positions with us as Assistant Research Scientists.

View available apprenticeships on our main vacancies list

...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


See behind the scenes of NPL as we open our doors
Open House 17 May 2016