Getting relevant work experience is a vital part of any engineering degree.

Announcing new Internship Programme

The UKESF is launching a new Internship Programme, offering first-year undergraduates and foundation-year students at its 21 partner universities the opportunity to undertake a paid summer work placement with no long-term commitment.

Getting relevant work experience is a vital part of any engineering degree. For eight years the UKESF has been helping students to gain experience with leading Electronics companies via the Scholarship Scheme (multi-year agreements, including bursaries and work placements each year, and attendance at the UKESF Scholar Workshop). The Internship Programme is complementary to the Scholarship Scheme, and provides students early in their undergraduate studies with the opportunity for one paid work placement in the real-world Electronics sector.

First years who are unsure which programme to choose may apply to the Scholarship Scheme (October) and, if unsuccessful, go on to apply for the Internship Programme (January) the same academic year. At the end of their Internship, the sponsoring company may choose to offer a Scholarship for future years without having to go through the usual application process. Interns are welcome to apply for a UKESF Scholarship with any other company after the end of their Internship.

Applications for the Internship Programme are open now – click here to learn more and apply.

The following companies are offering internships in this inaugural year of the programme:

Altran (now Capgemini), Arm Ltd, Beko Research & Development Centre, Blighter, Diamond Microwave, E3D, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd, Leonardo (Edinburgh), Leonardo (Luton), onsemi, Renishaw, Sensata Technologies, Socionext