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Our success comes from attracting energetic and imaginative people who share our values. We are proud to be a world-class organisation doing exceptional science, and to have an atmosphere of support and collaboration. At every level, in every area of our business, we seek to nurture and respect our people. Together, we support each other to grow, succeed and enjoy work.

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The best thing about working at NPL is the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects of direct relevance to UK innovation and quality of life. Every day is different, solving a variety of challenges in world-class facilities.

Natalie Belsey - Senior Research Scientist


Recruitment Support for those displaced by a crisis

We stand by individuals who have been displaced and hope to help as many people as possible who are seeking refuge in the UK, with a hope to provide much needed stability.

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Our Time & Frequency and Quantum departments are growing

We are looking for talented scientists and engineers to drive our future vision and support the UK Quantum industry. Join us to make an impact.

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Dedicated to science, technology and engineering

Join us to push the boundaries of your education and skills. We offer exciting and fulfilling careers to the most talented people. We have multidisciplinary teams working on the biggest challenges facing the UK and beyond. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you specialise in:

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  • Management
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    Excellent business, commercial and operations skills

    Our world class research relies on excellent business and commercial teams to work in parallel with our technical experts. We welcome professionals with expertise in:

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  • Business development
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • IT
  • Product management
  • Human resources
  • Strategy

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    We offer a wide variety of benefits to attract, motivate and retain high performing people. We ensure that our benefits engage and appeal to the complete mix of NPL employees.

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    Our values are at the heart of NPL and the way we work. They shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.



    Empowering Progress: NPL's Vital Role in Advancing Technology through Precision Measurement Standards

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