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At least one new scholarship
Who we are and what we do
Jaltek Systems, based in Luton, Bedfordshire, is a leading AS9100 and ISO 13485 accredited UK contract electronics manufacturer with over 30 years experience. We are a leading electronics technology solutions provider, offering a comprehensive range of vertically integrated design and manufacturing services tailored to meet our customers’ highly diversified business requirements.
Jaltek continues to challenge the electronic manufacturing services status quo through its innovative approach to traditional design and manufacturing practices to maintain competitive advantage with cutting edge technical excellence. Focusing on low to medium volume, high mix product profiles for a range of industries, our services include conceptual design, PCB layout, fast turnround NPI, manufacture and test of PCBA’s and final product assembly. Using advanced systems, Jaltek supports products throughout their lifecycle, offering a single service or complete solution.
We have a diverse customer base, from global PLCs to start-up ventures, many have worked with us for over 15 years – testament to our customer focus and support in an ever-changing marketplace. We are also committed to providing equal opportunities through all areas of our business, and pride ourselves in our employees being as diverse as the products we help to create.
What you could be doing during your work placement
Jaltek’s customers work in cutting edge, high technology environments. From conceptual design, through manufacturing and test, to ﬁnal product realisation, Jaltek supports products throughout the complete product lifecycle. You could be involved with:
Electronic Manufacturing – support and development of Production Processes
Electronic Test and Development
Electronic Product Development – Supporting a client project
PCB Layout / Design using various tools
Meet one of our Scholars
Imperial College London
- Degree Course:
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
Electronics is ubiquitous in modern society, from mobile phones to laptops, to smart devices connected to the Internet of Things. The advancements made in technology have led to ground-breaking innovations that have changed millions of people’s lives and have helped us to make the world more accessible to others. Electronics provides me with the challenge of problem-solving to find solutions to real-life problems and allows me to make a positive impact on society by working with others.
Why did you want a scholarship with Jaltek?
The main reason why I accepted a scholarship with Jaltek is because I wanted to work for a smaller company on a variety of projects. This is because I wanted to learn as much as possible with regards to becoming an excellent electronics engineer, and I felt that with Jaltek’s focus on learning and development, I would gain a holistic insight into the life of an electronics engineer.
At Jaltek, as an electronics manufacture contract company, I’ve been involved in the design and development of several circuits for many different applications. I have been working mainly remotely during my placement, and I’ve found it very easy to communicate with the other engineers regularly over Microsoft Teams. Despite working remotely, I have developed a strong camaraderie within my team and have felt very comfortable in working actively with others, asking questions as well as presenting my views in tackling projects. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how all the engineers I’ve worked with have treated me as part of the team and how much I have learnt working at Jaltek.
What type of work have you been involved with during your placement?
With Jaltek, I’ve been able to work on many cool projects and in the process, I’ve gained a deep understanding of the design process used from product ideation to manufacture. I’ve also had the opportunity to learn Altium and have been using this tool for schematic capture of circuit designs. I have also been involved with developing firmware using C to control an ultrasonic sensor to relay readings back to a microprocessor as part of a utility unit that was contracted to Jaltek.
With this opportunity, I have been able to learn in detail the stages that a product goes through from specification to manufacture and have gained a deeper appreciation for the stages of development and planning that goes behind launching a product to manufacture. This has been very interesting because this has given me the commercial awareness needed to fast-track into the electronics industry.
What are your hobbies and interests?
In my free time, I practise Shotokan Karate and I am a member of the Shotokan Karate Society at my university. I have an avid interest in photography and love to take photos of nature when I get the chance. I also love to read and play the piano in my spare time and enjoy writing creative fiction.