Placement: The Wellcome Trust and The Francis Crick Institute (London) TY847

Explore the work of The Wellcome Trust and The Francis Crick Institute on an exciting five-day placement that will show you the vast range of science and science related careers open to your students.


Location: The Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE and The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 1AT.

Placements are available with The Wellcome Trust and The Francis Crick Institute, supported by a £1000 ENTHUSE bursary.

The placement will comprise one and a half days with Wellcome Trust, and a further three and a half days with the Francis Crick Institute. You will spend time with different teams across both organisations exploring a range of science related careers.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to:

The final part of the programme is a one-day professional development experience, held four to six months after your placement.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Employer Background:

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation, dedicated to improving health by helping great ideas to thrive. They are politically and financially independent and every year support thousands of curious people to explore great ideas, at every stage from discovery to impact.

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. The Crick brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

A placement with the Wellcome Trust and The Francis Crick Institute will give you the opportunity to explore a range of projects and enterprises and find out what happens operationally to keep the organisation up and running. You will find out how the science funding process works, how the Wellcome Collection fits with The Wellcome Trust’s mission and discover more about the education programmes that The Wellcome Trust has created and sponsored. Your time with the Crick Institute will be predominantly lab based, working with a researcher in a scientific research environment.

For more information on the projects and activities of The Wellcome Trust, visit this website. For more information on the Francis Crick Institute visit this website


Going on a placement with The Wellcome Trust and the Francis Crick Institute will help you to:

  • inspire your students –See first-hand a wide range of careers available to students in the science industry.
  • build strong links with a local employer – connect with a local employer to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership.
  • gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers) and develop your own understanding to inspire your students to consider STEM careers and further study.
  • enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM, taking into consideration

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