Kick-Start Your STEM Career


Our summer programme

The 2023 In2scienceUK Programme will offer Year 12 students the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience through in-person STEM placements – connecting you to experts at universities and in industry working on the cutting edge of research and innovation. 

The Programme consists of in-person work experience placements, online workshops, and competitions. All of our placements and programme activities will take place over the summer, starting from Monday 24th July to Friday 25th August 2023, with the in-person events held within commuting distance of where you live.

The In2scienceUK Programme is aimed at supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds and is free to take part in. We will also provide you with a bursary to cover travel costs and food during your work placement. 

By obtaining a place on the In2scienceUK Programme, you will also gain access to a wealth of careers, employability and skills live online workshops throughout the summer, connect with like-minded students and experts, and gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to take the next step of your journey towards a future career in STEM. You will also have the opportunity to attend an informative student induction day and a celebration event after completing the Programme. 

Programme Benefits

Gain Insight

Gain mentorship and insight from industry and research professionals, helping to guide you through your career options.

Stand Out

Enhance your personal statement, university application and CV, supporting you to achieve your higher education and career goals.

Discovering STEM

Discover STEM

Broaden your horizons! Discover the vast array of research and career opportunities open to you in the STEM sector.

Learn New Skills

Learn invaluable STEM and transferable skills, giving you the knowledge and confidence to succeed at school and in your future career.

Have Questions?

Find out more about the programme

Our Student Stories


It’s given me many more ideas about what I could do, things that I didn’t think were available to me.  All I could base my ideas on before was what was taught in school, but now I have real-life experience.

LauraOxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, University of Oxford

This placement made me realise that a career in science or continuing education into research was what I wanted or would want in the future. A lot of the people working there had different experiences as to how they got to where they are.

MariamKing’s College London, Department of Physics

This experience has changed my view on the field of Chemistry by showing me how broad the subject can be! My placement helped me understand better the potential career of becoming a synthetic chemist which I am now interested in pursuing!

DahnQueen Mary, University of London, Department of Chemistry

The experience allowed me to drop the stereotype of what I though a scientist or engineer actually does, and who they are. They are not only in the lab or product development but important throughout the whole process. This experience gave me the opportunity to network and see the benefits of a large international company, that I thought would otherwise be impossible for someone like me.

AmirDell Technologies

On this placement, I found that there are many more Chemistry applications to medicine than a lot of people are led to believe. I was given insight into engineering, physics and even learnt some computer programming, which falls under the umbrella of chemistry and contributes to current biomedical solutions.

CherylImperial College, London

Beyond your STEM placement

Summer skills workshops at the Science museum


Get involved in a variety of careers, admissions, employability and STEM skills live online workshops, delivered by industry and admissions experts throughout the summer.

Engineering and Programming Careers


Make the most of the In2scienceUK team and our partners to access invaluable careers advice and support beyond your placement.

Our Student Alumni

Alumni Community

Join our network of past participants to support your journey into a STEM career by building valuable lifelong relationships and connecting to inspiring young people studying to be the STEM pioneers of tomorrow.

What is STEM?

The simple answer is, pretty much anything that involves Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths! And it can often come in surprising places; from games design to international development, medical research to sports performance analysis, it’s used in developing your favourite snacks and in the chemistry in your favourite smelling shampoo. STEM is quite literally everywhere, so we highly recommend applying for the programme, and you never know where it might take you.

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of In2scienceUK students progress to study a STEM subject at a top University

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of In2scienceUK students say they know a number of diverse careers they can enter


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Are You In2science?

Apply for a place on our programme today.