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."
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.
The UKESF can de-risk your search for graduates by connecting your company with the most capable Electronics undergraduates at the UK’s top universities.
Internship Programme – NEW FOR 2018/19
Through our new Internship Programme employers will be able to connect with first-year undergraduates and foundation-year students at our 20 partner universities in a low-cost, low-risk, way.
Companies can make a real difference and help promote Electronics in schools by supporting our Electronics Everywhere project. We are investing in schools by providing Electronics Everywhere resources to schools across the UK.
Did you know that there are degree apprenticeship programmes in Electronics? Download our factsheet to find out how your company could get involved.
The UKESF's #TurnOnToElectronics campaign, fronted by Gadget Show presenter Georgie Barrat, aims to encourage more young people to study and pursue careers in Electronics.
The UKESF was commissioned to undertake a study into the Compound Semiconductor Cluster (CS Connected) in South Wales, including interviews with key industry players and thorough analysis.
The UKESF offers advice to Electronics employers about connecting with millennials.
The UKESF is providing an ever-expanding programme of exciting Electronics activities to tackle the skills shortage. Find out how you can help.
Industrial Electronics Competition
The Worldskills UK Industrial Electronics Competition, organised by SEMTA, tasks competitors with developing then building and testing an electronic circuit.