"We use our research and development capabilities and our know-how to bring efficiency and functionality into the daily lives of people."

Beko

Beko Research & Development Centre

Our Scholarships

Placement location Type of Placements Offered Restrictions/Notes
Cambridge

Summer placements only

* Students must be in the penultimate year of an MEng degree (not BEng)

2021/22 Scholarships

At least one new scholarship

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

Name:
Plamen
University:
University of Southampton
Degree Course:
MEng Electronic Engineering

What appeals to you about Electronics?

I have always been interested in the cultural shifts which are consequences of innovation. A degree in Electronics relates to my curiosity and urge to analyse how technology impacts the values of our society and alters it’s evolving needs. I believe that technology has the potential of solving any existing global problems and improve people’s lives.

Why I chose Beko

The goal of Beko R&D is to bring efficiency and functionality into the daily lives of people through innovation. I always wanted to be able to contribute to areas such as smart appliances, connected technologies and sustainability. I find R&D to be quite exciting since it is related to creating new products or making improvements to existing technology. Research can provide powerful insights and thus increase efficiency and lower the cost.

My placement and its value

During my summer placement, I was mainly involved in research aiming at creating low-cost solutions for gesture recognition and predictive maintenance. I gained hands on experience in testing various types of sensors and developing machine learning models. By working in research and development I had the opportunity to contribute to real industry problems alongside other members of the team and also gained awareness of the importance of intellectual property. I had specific tasks assigned but also I had freedom allowing me to develop my creativity.

My interests

Outside of work I enjoy swimming, jogging, martial arts, travelling and reading. I have joined university societies that offer these sports and I like spending time on personal projects. Living in Cambridge has allowed me to make new friends from different engineering backgrounds, and explore other activities such as bouldering.