Industry Links

Anti Counterfeiting Forum

Managed by the ESCO Executive, the leading online resource for information on all aspects of the threat of counterfeiting in the electronics supply chain.


Supported by the Learning and Skills Council, Apprenticeships provides learning through a combination of on- and off-the-job education and training, respectively from experienced staff and from a local learning provider

Arkwright Scholarships

Under the Adopt a Scholar scheme, a scholar is adopted by a sponsor who agrees to support him or her by providing work experience, day visits and or specialist support for development of the scholar’s Design and Technology project.


Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

City and Guilds

City and Guilds provides consultancy to large organizations and SMEs to assess business training needs, endorsement of in-house training and develop bespoke qualifications for larger organizations.

Computer Club For Girls

e-skills UK’s Computer Clubs for Girls (CC4G) is targeted at 10 to 14 year old girls and are run voluntarily by schools as an out-of-hours activity. Employers can get involved by donation to or sponsorship of a local school or by encouraging their staff to become involved with local CC4G clubs as a facilitator.

Element 14

On-line community for engineers.


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is the UK’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC invests around £800 million a year in research and postgraduate training


EngineeringUK is a not for profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers and engineering to society


The Institute of Engineering and Technology informs and influences the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society.

Innovate UK

Sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Innovate UK funds, supports and connects innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.


Interface enables access for industry to Scotland’s research base available in regional universities and research institutes.

Knowledge Transfer Network

The KTN is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.

We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products processes and services. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.

Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network)

STEMNET enables businesses to work with local schools and young people to help to broaden the outlook of young people to better understand the range of opportunities available to them when they choose to follow a STEM related career.

The Year in Industry

The Year In Industry is the largest gap year placement provider in the UK for the engineering, science, IT, computing and business sectors.


The Technology Strategy Board identifies how policy, standards, and regulation can stimulate innovation and realise the potential of government to act as ‘lead customer’ for businesses that can solve public sector challenges. The TSB focuses on areas that are most likely to generate UK economic growth and address global challenges and opportunities.


The UK Electronics Skills Foundation is a collaboration between industry, universities and the public sector, which connects employers with students in schools and universities and raises awareness of the range of stimulating careers in electronics.

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