"My time as an UKESF scholar has really helped bridge the gap between the fundamentals I’ve been taught at university and what it takes to be an effective engineer in the workplace."

Robert Eynon, UKESF Scholar of the Year 2014


The UKESF can de-risk your search for graduates by connecting your company with the most capable Electronics undergraduates at the UK’s top universities. Through our established and well-respected scholarship scheme, you could provide industry placements, help to develop employability skills and encourage innovation, in addition to giving financial support to students.

Click here or scroll down to download the employers’ Scholarship Guide, and learn how the scheme can help your company.

The UKESF Scholarship Scheme

  • Connects the most capable Electronics undergraduates with sector-specific companies
  • Manages the whole application and screening process
  • Provides scholars with summer work placements, annual bursaries and a personal development workshop
  • Allows companies to mentor the electronic engineers of tomorrow
  • Supports scholars to promote Electronics and STEM subjects in schools

How we can help you

  • We raise awareness of our partner companies with undergraduates at UK universities with leading Electronics departments
  • We give you access to the widest pool of talented undergraduates studying Electronics, only accepting applications from those with overall averages of at least 60%
  • We reduce your graduate recruitment and administrative burdens by allowing applicants to apply to up to four companies and filtering applications to forward only the highest quality for interview consideration
  • We increase the quality of your summer interns by providing scholars with the right personal skills and mindset to be ready for the workplace
  • We improve your intern-to-employee conversion rate, reducing your cost per hire

How you get involved

  • Accept at least one new UKESF scholar each year
  • Pay a bursary for your scholar for each year of the scholarship
  • Organise at one least one paid summer work placement for your scholar
  • Provide your scholar with a company mentor
  • Pay for your scholar to attend a UKESF Scholar Workshop
  • Consider offering an additional paid work placement of 6–12 months for students on certain degree courses