Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We are the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing approximately £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects.
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  • UK locations:
    South West
  • Contact
    • Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1ET


What is it like to work for EPSRC

Line managers are generally responsible for ensuring their employees do not work too many hours. However, all employees are also entitled to a Corporate Leisure Card, which gives discounted access to sporting and leisure facilities within the vicinity, such as the Oasis swimming pool and gym. Employees are reminded about work-life balance on an ongoing basis.
My Team
My Team
EPSRC does not have a budget specifically for 'fun' events and is very mindful of the fact that it is publicly funded and does not deem it appropriate to use this funding for social events. However, EPSRC do have events that have both a social and work-related side. For example, the 'HOW' event last spring , that engaged employees in EPSRC with scientific researchers, sharing a common understanding of how every individual role within EPSRC contributed to a piece of successful research being carried out.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Although it's not directly supporting a charity, EPSRC works with Year in Industry EDT. EDT is a registered educational charity in England, Wales and Scotland. EPSRC recruits YINI students for one year placements. The students are paid as a normal employee and are given great opportunities for learning and development.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    32% / 68%

  • Average Age:


  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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