"Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people worldwide."

Imagination Technologies

Imagination Technologies

Our Scholarships

Placement location Type of Placements Offered Restrictions/Notes
Kings Langley (Hertfordshire), Bristol or Cambridge.

Any placements

* (1) Candidates should specify which job/s they are interested in

2022/23 Scholarships

To be confirmed

Last year, Imagination Technologies offered jobs in different areas. Here are last year’s job specifications:

AI Engineering Research Engineer

Hardware Engineer

Datapath Hardware Engineer

Competitor Performance Analysis

Research Engineer

Who we are and what we do

Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people worldwide. Established in Britain in 1985, Imagination’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create SoCs (Systems on Chips) for mobile phones, mobile computers, consumer multimedia, wearables, IoT devices, automotive, networking and enterprise. Imagination IP includes solutions for graphics, video and vision processing, general processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity.

Imagination works closely with leading semiconductor companies and the consumer electronics companies responsible for many of the most iconic and culturally important products of the 21st century.

Man working with electronic equipmentImagination is more than just a semiconductor IP company. Its focus is on solutions, including a growing portfolio of software and infrastructure technologies required for enabling system-level cloud-connected solutions. Its extensive software capabilities are a key part of Imagination’s offering and a major differentiator, from drivers and reference code through to application software such as V.VoIP software platforms and system software such as FlowCloud.

Imagination recruits graduates, industrial placement students and summer placement students for hardware and software engineering roles in its sites across the UK.

We have a highly skilled workforce of over 2,000 people, of which 75% are qualified engineers. Our headquarters is in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, and we have R&D departments in Chepstow, Leeds and Bristol within the UK.

What you could be doing during your work placement

Our scholarships are available across all our technology divisions, including PowerVR graphics, video and vision, MIPS processors, Ensigma communications and Pure. These opportunities may include areas such as:

  • Hardware design, RTL design, EDA tool development, VHDL/Verilog, synthesis and verificatio.
  • System-on-Chip design, test chips, development boards and platforms, design for test, specification, implementation, physical design.
  • Compiler development and low-level driver development for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Linux, Android, DirectX and Windows.
  • Video encoding/decoding, tool development, operating system and open source support, simulation and digital signal programming.
  • Development of our software development kits, demo development, competitive analysis, applications, web development and customer engineering support.
  • Product testing (usability, performance and compatibility), prototype assembly and project management.

And much more!

Meet one of our UKESF Scholars

University of Southampton
Degree Course:
BEng Electronic Engineering

What appeals to me about Electronics

During my A-levels, I started with a Computer Science degree in mind as it was what all my friends were interested in, but I quickly found that I much preferred the lectures on computer hardware and how the different parts of the computer worked together. I found it fascinating, and from then on, I knew that I wanted to be someone who would be designing those devices myself. Therefore, I took a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering at Southampton University, and I am so glad that I made this decision.

Why I wanted a scholarship with Imagination

Imagination Technologies design a huge variety of integrated circuits such as neural network accelerators for use in all sorts of applications such as AI controlled/assisted cars, GPUs, RISC-V based CPUs for embedded systems and ethernet processors. They gave me an opportunity to do what I have always wanted to do and design circuits that have a very important purpose in a multitude of real life applications. Also, being a fairly large company, they have been able to offer me very valued support throughout the whole length of the internship.

My placement and its value to me

I have been involved in converting existing RTL written in VHDL into SystemVerilog. I also helped to debug through some testbench results to make corrections to the RTL. These tasks gave me a very good introduction to how Imagination’s tools and workflow worked, without going into anything too difficult but still providing me with a challenge. The placement also gave me a very good understanding what it is like to work in a team to design large and complex circuits.

My personal interests

I really enjoy the SoulsBourne series of games and I also play a lot of DnD.