Placement: Babraham Institute (Cambridge) TY802

Join UK-leading organisation Babraham Institute for a placement where you can immerse yourself in the world of STEM outside of the classroom.


Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, CB22 3AT

5 day placements are available with the Babraham Institute throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding.

Next available placements will take place October/November 2018 (Dates to be confirmed)

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

The final part of the scheme is a one-day professional development experience in London held 4 to 6 months after your placement.

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

You can read case studies from previous participants of this placement, giving you a real life example of their experience and what they gained from being part of it here:

Going on a placement at the Babraham Institute will help you to:

Inspire your students – Gain an insight into the work undertaken by the Institute’s cutting edge laboratories including: signalling, epigenetics, immunology and nuclear dynamics. Meet with the STEM professionals working within this industry, learn about their roles, experiences and the skills needed to do their job.  Understand about the future employment opportunities and what the science industry can offer your students.

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. Help to boost your students’ confidence in making career choices and support the development of their employability skills. Find out more about the skills and competencies required for a science-based career and the range of roles and opportunities available. Gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. work experience, mentoring, speakers).

Enhance your advice on careers options– gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM, taking into consideration future growth areas within STEM industries and both academic and vocational career routes.

Employer Background

The Babraham Institute is a world-class research institution, situated at the heart of the Babraham Research Campus, which is also home to 60 small to medium sized biotechnology companies. The Institute carries out research on the molecular mechanisms that underlie normal cellular processes and functions, with a particular focus on the process of ageing.

The Institute’s research is supported by strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is split into four strategic research programmes:

• Immunology: The study of the immune system
• Nuclear Dynamics: How DNA is packaged in our cells
• Epigenetics: The study of modifications to our DNA
• Signalling: Within and between cells

There are over 300 staff at the Babraham Institute, just under 70% of those work in scientific roles as research group leaders, post doctorial researchers, PhD students and scientific facility staff. Additionally the Institute has a number of engineers, a computing team, nursery staff and administrators who support the Institute’s scientific staff and maintain the Babraham Research Campus.

To find out more about the Babraham Institute, visit their website



This ENTHUSE bursary funded placement offers you a:

• unique chance to experience STEM work in modern industry and use this insight to transform careers guidance throughout your school
• invaluable CPD opportunity which will equip your school or college to respond to the Government’s careers strategy

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