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Viewpoint: Engaging young people to close the Satcom skills gap


Helen Weedon, MD of the Satcoms Innovation Group, considers how the satcom industry can better engage with young people about the opportunities that exist. Recruitment within the satcom industry is a pain point for many operators, even for the biggest household names. Not enough young people are choosing to study STEM subjects and this skills shortage is already being felt ...

Lego league gets children thinking STEM in the North East

Sage Lego IET STEM

Hundreds of school children in the North East participated in this year’s First Lego League STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education competition. “This event is focussed on removing stereotypes and supporting inclusivity in STEM learning, to empower young people to explore robotics and innovative projects using the humble Lego brick,” according to accounting software company Sage, which supports the ...

Sellafield engineering centre opens doors to children for Science Week

Sellafield engineering school visit

Over 50 children got hands-on at Sellafield Ltd’s Cleator Moor engineering centre learn about STEM during British Science Week. From Distington Community School and aged seven to 11, they constructed marshmallow and spaghetti towers, tried 3d printers and a drone simulator, and experimented with Lego robots and paper rockets. “It’s always a pleasure to see the kids interacting with our ...

Imec honours AMD CEO for technology development and industry leadership

Imec honours Lisa Su, Chair and CEO of AMD

World-renowned semiconductor research lab Imec has named Lisa Su, chair and CEO of AMD, as the winner of the 2024 Imec Innovation Award. “Since taking the helm of AMD in 2014, Dr Su’s technological acumen and leadership have propelled the company to the forefront of semiconductor technology development,” said Imec CEO Luc Van den hove. “Under her leadership, AMD has ...

UKESF, Apple strengthen ‘Girls into Electronics’ partnership


Apple is extending its support for the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) programme Girls into Electronics 2024, which aims to inspire girls to explore future careers in the industry. Apple supported the programme last year and for 2024 participants will also be offered the opportunity to join Apple’s Mentorship Programme and connect with Apple engineers to provide advice. “At Apple ...

Electronics Weekly’s Women Leaders in Electronics Awards shortlist


Electronics Weekly has been overwhelmed with the number and calibre of entries for its inaugural Women Leaders in Electronics Awards. The panel of experienced, industry judges has done sterling work, assessing and deliberating each entry thoroughly and, now a shortlist has been finalised. The shortlists for all categories will be published in the 20 March issue of Electronics Weekly, shortly ...

BAE Systems, Portsmouth University launch space degree apprenticeship


BAE Systems and the University of Portsmouth have jointly launched a degree apprenticeship in Space Systems Engineering. Apprentices will learn on-the-job critical skills at BAE Systems sites in Alton and Guildford, including System and Mission Analysis, Software Development, AOCS (Attitude and Orbit Control System) and Electronics. At the University of Portsmouth, the apprentices will undertake a Bachelor of Engineering in ...

National Apprenticeship Week puts down roots for STEM


This year’s National Apprenticeship Week in the UK runs from 5 to 11 February. The initiative targets all industries and sectors, but for the electronics industry, there is a particular need for programmes that equip apprentices with STEM skills. Among the companies and organisations taking part, there is the STEM Hub, which will be hosting live career talks by STEM ...

Training company updates soldering and rework tools

ART rework UK investment

Essex-based training company Advanced Rework Technology (ART), has invested over £30,000 in re-work, soldering and heat management tooling. Kaisertech supplied the equipment, which includes JBC’s DMPSE 4 rework station with a desoldering module. “The station [right] enables a user to operate four tools simultaneously,” according to ART. “Stackable modules help to conserve workspace, and a selection of compatible tools provide ...