Students attending the 2013 UKESF Skills Workshop.

UKESF scholarships garner industry support

The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) has announced industry backing for 60 scholarships for the 2013/14 academic year.

These scholarships are available to students studying electronic engineering at any of the 11 UKESF partner universities, which includes the University of Bristol, Imperial College London and the University of Southampton.

The employer funded scholarships run throughout the students' degrees and include annual bursaries, paid work experience placements and sponsorship to attend UKESF professional development courses.

The UKESF was created to help reverse an industry-threatening decline in electrical and electronic engineering degree uptake and employers from the electronics industry have awarded a total of 120 UKESF scholarships backed since the foundation’s launch in 2010.

“As one of the fastest growing electronic engineering employers in the UK, we have a strong focus on enhancing the design community here, and that starts in the schools. The UKESF programme is an excellent vehicle for us to engage and excite students when they are making crucial career choices, nurture the UK’s best engineering talent, and ultimately strengthen the UK electronics industry,” highlights Sir Hossein Yassaie, Imagination Technologies’ CEO.

Find out more about the UKESF scholarship scheme and its partner universities.

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