STEM competition – get your questions answered at CERN!

Unfortunately, Gradcracker has had to postpone its visit to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that they won’t be visiting CERN on 6th March 2020 – but they will update King’s Careers when they have a new date for their trip.

Something that hasn’t changed is that there are still lots of deadlines on Gradcracker. Opportunities from all kinds of STEM employers – BMW Group, Cundall, Admiral, Graphcore, Carpmaels & Ransford, PwC, Mott MacDonald and more – are about to close. So, whether you’re looking for a placement or a graduate role, now is the time to apply!


Gradcracker’s Sophie, Jessica, and Max have been invited to visit CERN in Geneva in March to do a behind-the-scenes insight into how to get a job at CERN and what its really like to work there.


As well as touring the CERN site, they’re going to be interviewing current students, graduates, the recruitment team and a senior engineer.

Got a question for CERN?

Gradcracker is inviting you to submit your questions to CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research). You might want to find out about their recruitment process, or what you could be involved in as a year-long placement or graduate at CERN. You could even discover the technicalities behind some of their mind-blowing experiments. It really is up to you – so ask away!

Hadron Collider at CERN looking like a grey tunnel with coloured wires throughout
Photo by Yulia Buchatskaya on Unsplash

To submit your questions, you’ll need to log in to your Gradcracker account or register if you haven’t already. Gradcracker will need to know your name, degree, and university if your question is chosen so we can use this when directing the questions to CERN.


After the submission deadline, Gradcracker will select five questions to ask. If one of these is yours, you’ll not only get your question answered by CERN’s incredible team in one of our podcasts, but you’ll also receive a free CERN goody bag after the insight day.


Submit your question by midnight on 17th February 2020 – good luck!


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