Work Experience at JBCA
The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), is the astronomical research centre of the University of Manchester, and is one of the largest astrophysics groups in the country. The research interests of the JBCA span almost every area of astrophysics, from the Sun to the Big Bang and we are one of the world's most important centres for the technical development of radio telescopes and instrumentation. The JBCA is also responsible for the operation of the eMERLIN and VLBI national facilities and the Lovell telescope; the operations centre for these facilities is at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. The Observatory will also be the site of the new international project office for the Square Kilometre Array telescope.
We are occasionally able to take on school/A-Level students for short periods of work experience, based in our main research centre in the Alan Turing Building in the University of Manchester campus, or at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.These popular and extremely competitive placements are open to any student who is currently in year 12 (1st yr of A-level). The next placement opportunities are likely to be early in 2014. Details will be announced here later this year.
We regret that we are unable to consider applications from students in earlier years, or from students who will complete their A-level courses this year. We cannot consider applications for placements on alternative dates.Dr Myfanwy Lloyd February 2013