Student talking to an employer at a Careers Fair

Swansea University has joined 22 other universities in partnering the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) helping to further develop links with industry and schools to the benefit of the entire Electronics sector.

UKESF aims to encourage young people to study Electronics and pursue careers in the sector. It does this by partnering with universities and connecting the most capable Electronics undergraduates with leading companies in the sector.

This means that Swansea University’s Engineering students will now have multiple opportunities available to them including the ability to apply for awards and scholarships, apply for paid work placements and the opportunity to network with professionals in the Electronics sector.

Dr Karin Ennser, Associate Professor for Electronic and Electrical Engineering and UKESF Student Advisor said “We’re really happy to be working with UKESF and being able to give our students the opportunity to development specific employability skills that are required in this sector.”

Portfolio Director Dr Chris Jobling said “I am extremely pleased at the vote of confidence in our EEE programmes, the acknowledgement of the expertise of my colleagues, potential of our students and the recognition of our excellent teaching facilities that this partnership represents.”

To find out more about Electronic and Electrical Engineering or Employability within the College of Engineering please visit our website www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering.