Feeding 9 billion people by 2050 is a huge challenge, we need the best and brightest minds in order to do this


We have over 300 science staff supported by experts in the fields of IT, commercialisation, finance, communications and HR, based across two sites with world class facilities and collaborations in many countries worldwide. We take pride in our people and achievements and aim to provide the modern working environment necessary to allow success. Our Career Development Framework provides a structure for professional development and exciting career opportunities. A comprehensive programme of benefits is available to all staff, please click here to view.

A recent survey of staff indicated that:

  • 88% of respondents felt proud to work for Rothamsted Research
  • 84% said they felt valued for their contribution to the institute
  • 92% enjoyed the challenge of what they did
  • 91% felt that they are able to work flexibly

If you share our values and want to make a real contribution to a more sustainable food future, look no further for your next career move.

Click here to read our Data Privacy Notice for employees, workers, directors and consultants. This notice explains how we may use personal information we collect before, during and after your working relationship with us.

Work experience

Work experience

Our work experience programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity to be involved with cutting edge agricultural scientific research as well as a variety of office based and support tasks. We hope students will gain a useful insight into the various aspects of our organization and the skills necessary for different careers.


Work Placements and Internships


Rothamsted Research offer a limited number of work placements and internships on a case by case basis. Please contact for further details.



We have teamed up with Oaklands College to launch a progressive and stimulating apprenticeship scheme. Opportunities exist across the organisation from science support functions through to Facilities. Our apprentices develop a range of skills and knowledge which provide a foundation to build a successful career.

Read about apprentice life at Rothamsted

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