"I was treated brilliantly by every employee from the top down … I was constantly impressed by the time the engineers gave us ... supported and guided in any avenue I decided to explore."

UKESF Scholar, 2018–22

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Applications for 2020/21 are now closed. To see the companies that offered new scholarships in 2020/21, complete the following questions and click to search.

Email info@ukesf.org to ask to be notified when applications for 2021/22 have been opened (expected Autumn 2021).

Companies relevant to you are listed in table below. You can further refine your results using the Type of Business and Geographical Area filters.

Company Placement location Type of Placements Offered Restrictions/Notes
Allegro MicroSystems Europe Ltd Edinburgh

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) No 12-month placements; (2) No first year students
Arm Ltd Manchester, Cambridge or Sheffield

Any placements

* (1) Some paid remote work (approx. 8 hours a month) is required during term-times; (2) Candidates should specify whether they are interested in software or hardware
AWE Aldermaston or Burghfield, Berkshire

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) Open only to British citizens/no dual nationals; (3) Candidates required to undergo security clearance; (4) No first year students
Beko Research & Development Centre Cambridge

Summer placements only

* Students must be in the penultimate year of an MEng degree (not BEng)
Cadence Design Systems Ltd Bracknell

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) No first year students
Calnex Solutions Ltd Linlithgow, near Edinburgh

Any placements

* (1) MEng placements or 12-month placements only offered from 2022 onwards; (2) No first year or second year students
Caterpillar Peterborough

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) No first year students
Chess Dynamics Plymouth or Horsham

Any placements

* (1) Must include one longer placement; (2) Must have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in UK; (3) Candidates required to undergo security clearance
Clas-SiC Lochgelly, Scotland

Summer placements only

* (1) Applicants should be EEE/Electronics students with a particular interest in one (or more) of: microelectronics, material science and process engineering; (2) A separate scholarship may be offered to a Chinese speaker
Collins Aerospace Solihull

Summer placements only

* Candidates required to undergo security clearance
CommAgility Ltd Loughborough

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) Students must be in the penultimate year of their degree; (2) No 12-month placements
CSA Catapult Newport, Wales

Any placements

* (1) Candidates should specify which job/s they are interested in; (2) Students in at least second year preferred; (3) Summer placements preferred
EDA Solutions Fareham, Hampshire

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) No first year students
Embecosm Southampton, Hampshire

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement; (2) Must be studying software/computing and have demonstrable interest in compilers, operating systems or AI; (3) Must hold a current passport; (4) No first year students
IDEX Biometrics Farnborough

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) Students must be in the penultimate year of their degree; (2) No 12-month placements
ITDev Southampton

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-mth placement for 2021/22; (2) Students must be in the penultimate year of their degree; (3) Must be studying software/computing/electronics; (4) Placement is software/embedded systems engineering focused
Jaltek Luton, Bedfordshire

Any placements

* Candidates required to undergo security clearance
JonJuTech ~NEW THIS YEAR~ Didcot, Oxfordshire

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) No first year students
Leonardo (Edinburgh) Edinburgh

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) Must have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in UK; (2) Candidates required to undergo security clearance; (3) MEng students only (not BEng); (4) No 12-month placements
ON Semiconductor Bracknell, Berkshire

Any placements

PA Consulting ~NEW THIS YEAR~ Cambridge

Summer placements only

* (1) Students must be in the penultimate year of their degree; (2) Requires interest in Electronic Design and Consultancy
Plextek Great Chesterford, near Cambridge

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) Must have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in UK; (2) Candidates required to undergo security clearance; (3) One hardware and one embedded software focused scholarship; (4) No 12-month placements; (5) MEng students only: (6) No first year students
PragmatIC Sedgefield, County Durham

Summer placements only

* Must have interest in solid state device physics and device fabrication
Qualcomm Technologies Cambridge

Summer placements only

R-P-R Lymington, Hampshire

Any placements

* Requires 12-month placement
Renesas Electronics Europe Ltd Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) Candidates must specify which job/s they are interested in; (3) No first year students
Seagate Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Any placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement for 2021/22; (2) No first year students
Sensata Technologies Swindon

Any placements

* Requires interest in micro-electronics or Micro-electromechanical systems
SingMai Ayr, Scotland

Any placements

STFC Harwell, Oxfordshire

Summer placements; 12-month placements

* (1) Requires 12-month placement; (2) No MEng placements; (3) MEng students only (No BEng students); (4) No first year students
STMicroelectronics Edinburgh

Summer placements;
MEng placements

* (1) No 12-month placements; (2) No first year students
Ultraleap Bristol

Summer placements only

* No first year students
UltraSoC Technologies Ltd Cambridge or Bristol

Any placements

Viper Innovations Portishead, Bristol

Summer placements; 12-month placements

* No MEng placements
Vision4CE ~NEW THIS YEAR~ Wokingham, Berkshire

Any placements

* (1) Must have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in UK; (2) Requires interest in embedded software/systems, analogue and digital circuit design, development and testing.
Waters Wilmslow

Summer placements only

* No first year students

Notes:

  • 12-month placements only apply to students whose degrees include a year training in industry or have agreed with their university to do a 12-month placement in addition to their degree.
  • MEng placements (4–8 months) are only applicable to students at Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Imperial, Newcastle and York.