"It is vitally important to have a national platform for these ‘role models’ in order to help inspire more youngsters to study Electronics and to pursue careers in the sector."

Stew Edmondson

UKESF Supports EW BrightSparks

The UKESF is now an official supporter of EW BrightSparks. The annual EW BrightSparks programme is run by Electronics Weekly in partnership with RS Components, and aims to highlight the brightest young electronic engineers (aged 18–30) in the UK who are already making a difference in the Electronics sector.


Electronics Weekly’s BrightSparks competition has quickly become the premier competition for showcasing young professionals working in the Electronics sector; for celebrating their success and importantly for highlighting their potential. It is pleasing that many of the those selected as BrightSparks have studied at one of the Foundation’s partner universities and even more so that some have actually graduated through the UKESF’s undergraduate Scholarship Scheme. It is vitally important to have a national platform for these ‘role models’ in order to help inspire more youngsters to study Electronics and to pursue careers in the sector. Therefore, this shows that there is complete alignment between the aims of the competition and the UKESF’s charitable purpose. Consequently, the Foundation is delighted to be formally recognised as a supporter of the BrightSparks competition. We look forward to helping the competition grow and becoming even more successful.”

Stew Edmondson, CEO, UKESF

Read about the UKESF Scholars who made the EW BrightSparks list in 2019 here.

To nominate yourself or a colleague for EW BrightSparks 2020, click here.