"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

2021/22 Scholarships

Multiple new scholarships

Imagination Technologies will be offering jobs in different areas, and would like applicants to specify which job/s you are applying for. The complete list has not been confirmed, but here are some examples of what to expect:

AI Engineering Research Engineer

Hardware Engineer

Datapath Hardware Engineer

Competitor Performance Analysis

Research Engineer

We will contact applicants at a later date to confirm which job/s you are interested in.

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:
MEng Electronic Engineering

What appeals to me about Electronics

Throughout school, Maths and Physics were always my favourite subjects, due to the way I could use what I learned in these subjects, along with some creativity and intuition, to solve problems. I also tended to spend a lot of time designing and investigating things whenever the opportunity arose, be it a solar powered hydrogen generation system, roller coasters or a timer with a light gate. Looking at university subjects I realised that electronics could be the ideal area to combine my interests, and upon then trying out programming and building logic circuits after open days I decided it was what I wanted to do.

Why wanted/accepted a scholarship with Imagination

Imagination technologies are one of the country’s leading technology companies and were one of the first companies mentioned by lecturers on open days as an example of one of the UK’s best, so when looking for a scholarship they were on my mind. Having had an interest in how graphics and video compression worked through some small side projects and investigations, I decided they would be a great company to apply to.

The type of work and the value of it to me

Whilst at Imagination I worked with the graphics research team, where I was given my own project to work on. It lasted the duration of my placement which allowed me to experience the full lifecycle, from the first simple outputs to presenting its functions and results to the team at the end. Despite my apprehension about my lack of knowledge specific to graphics prior to starting, I received all the help I needed to learn about the things I was working on from my colleagues, all of whom were helpful and friendly. This enabled me to make a lot of progress and really enjoy my placement.

My personal interests

If I’m not working, I play video games and I run the CS:GO section of my university’s eSports society and help my dad out with some programming for his hobbies, or work on various side projects of my own. I’ll also go down to the park to play a little bit of football with my friends, or watch Netflix with them.