The UKESF knows that the skills shortage threatens productivity, growth and economic expansion of the Electronics sector in the UK.

"We fully support and contribute to the UKESF, an excellent scheme which helps to prepare students for careers in the engineering profession in ways that would be much less accessible if a purely academic approach ... was taken."

James E. Green, Lecturer at the University of Sheffield

We’re tackling this problem, with your help, by engaging in an ever-expanding education programme to raise interest in Electronics. We are also supporting some of the UK’s most capable undergraduates studying Electronics at top universities by providing scholarships.

Working with the UKESF, leading employers in the Electronics sector are able to stay ahead of the game by engaging with young people at school and through university to graduate employment.

In 2017 the UKESF produced a Skills Survery, in partnership with TechWorks and supported by IC Resources, which explores current recruitment trends and challenges, awareness of the apprenticeship levy, and the intent of organisations to use their levy funds. Download the results.