Beko Research & Development Centre
|Placement location||Type of Placements Offered||Restrictions/Notes|
Summer placements only
|* Students must be in the penultimate year of an MEng degree (not BEng)|
- Multi-year agreement including bursaries, work placements and one-off attendance at Workshop
- At least one new scholarship
- One-off summer placement at the end of your first/foundation year
- We are offering at least one new internship in Cambridge
Who we are and what we do
The Beko Plc brands include Grundig, Leisure and Beko, the UK’s leading home appliance brand. Our research and development team is committed to investing in technology areas, from smart appliances and connected technologies, to advanced materials and manufacturing systems.
We use our research and development capabilities and our know-how to bring efficiency and functionality into the daily lives of people. Through ongoing research and development studies, Beko Plc is developing advanced and sustainable technologies for product innovation in the home environment.
Beko Plc’s research and development centre is located on Cambridge Science Park in the heart of Cambridge’s innovation ecosystem. The centre focuses on areas that contribute to the development of innovative products in the field of home appliances with sensing, smart home technologies and sustainability taking priority.
What you could be doing during your work placement
Interns will be working in a small research and development team, supporting internal projects on the topics of novel sensors and smart home technologies, as well as working on exploratory electronics-related feasibility projects.
Meet one of our UKESF Scholars
University of Southampton
BEng Electronic Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
I became interested in Electronics because of its ability to solve problems so easily and effectively. We now live in an interconnected World, reliant on Electronics, and so Electronics has a huge power to change how we live in a range of applications. I was excited to use my problem solving skills to have an impact in so many areas.
Why I chose Beko
Beko are a leader in the white-goods industry in the UK, and I saw this as an opportunity to contribute to the development of commercial products available to the public. Working in R&D was attractive as it allowed me to work on a range of different projects, learning all sorts of skills. Beko’s focus on sustainability also drew me to apply to work for them.
My placement and its value
Working at Beko, I was allowed to work on a number of different projects alongside other members of staff, and I was given a lot of freedom in these, taking charge of some parts. I had opportunities to work on projects I was very comfortable with, as well as learn completely new skills and work hands on in the lab. Working at the R&D centre gave me a great insight into how R&D fits into a large company, and its place in the development cycle.
Outside of Electronics, I love watersports. I enjoy surfing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, open water swimming and basically anything involving the sea. I am also involved in a number of societies at my University promoting these sports.