This year, in what is the fifth year of running EW BrightSparks in partnership with RS Grassroots, special thanks are due to the sponsors TE Connectivity and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).
TE Connectivity told us they were delighted to be involved in the Bright Sparks initiative. Kindly, they said it allows TE Connectivity to learn from, as well as inspire, the next generation of engineers.
UKESF another, long-standing, sponsor of the Awards, has helped us to select the class of 2022.
“Electronics Weekly’s BrightSparks competition has quickly become the premier competition for showcasing young professionals working in the Electronics sector,” said Stewart Edmondson, CEO for the UK Electronics Skills Foundation. “It is fantastic that many of the those selected as BrightSparks this year have studied at one of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation’s partner universities, even more so that some have actually graduated through the our prestigious 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.”
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. We are delighted to be involved in the Bright Sparks initiative which allows TE Connectivity to learn from and inspire the next generation of engineers. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.
UK Electronics Skills Foundation
The UKESF’s mission is to encourage more young people to study Electronics and to pursue careers in the sector. In the UK, the Electronics sector is big, valuable and growing; however, the demand for capable, employable graduates is currently outstripping supply. We are an educational charity, launched in 2010, with both public and private seed-corn funding. We operate collaboratively with major companies, leading universities and other organisations to tackle the skills shortage in the Electronics sector.