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BrightSparks 2022 - Finding the most talented young electronics engineers in the UK!

BrightSparks – Celebrating the Next Generation of Design Engineers

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BrightSparks highlights the brightest and most talented young electronics engineers in the UK today. We have teamed up again with Electronics Weekly to showcase young talent within the industry.

BrightSparks is now in its fifth year, and once again we are looking for the engineers who are already making a difference in the first years of their careers, or those who are still studying but showing the promise to become the innovators and leaders in electronics in the years to come.

This year, we are particularly interested to hear from those who have:

  • Applied electronics know-how in the field of sustainability and the environment
  • Started their own electronics business
  • Demonstrated ingenious ways of safeguarding health or preventing the spread of Covid-19
  • Participated in STEM activities to spread knowledge, information and understanding

RS and Electronics Weekly believe that by celebrating the achievements of the most talented young people in the engineering world we can help inspire new entrants to the industry. We know there is a skills gap in this sector and along with the UK government and other organisations, we are committed to encouraging a greater take-up in schools and universities of STEM and engineering-related subjects.

Entry Criteria

You can nominate yourself or a colleague, as long as nominees meet the following criteria:

  • Based in the UK
  • Actively pursuing a career as an electronics engineer, or studying electronics in further or higher education
  • Be prepared to travel to London, if chosen by our judging panel, in June 2022, to take part in the awards ceremony, at their own cost
  • At the awards ceremony, photographs and video interviews with Electronics Weekly will be taken to be published by RS and Electronics Weekly through their social media, on their websites and used for future promotions of the event
  • Nominations will need to outline the nominee’s achievements as an engineer and explain why what they have done stands out from their peers to enable the judging process to select the "Class of 2022"
  • Nominations are welcome from any area of the engineering industry including further and higher education colleges and universities, as well as start-ups, SMEs and corporate businesses, and from any company employing engineers

How to Enter

To enter, simply fill in the entry form on the Electronics Weekly website by following the link below.

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Check out the 2019 BrightSparks awards day

Watch this short video showing the highlights from the BrightSparks 2019 Awards Day in London, with Steph McGovern, BBC TV Journalist & Presenter and the Class of 2019 – celebrating the next generation of engineers.

RS Grass Roots is the Education & Community Impact team at RS Components. Grass Roots champions young engineers with exciting opportunities to nurture the next generation of outstanding innovators! Industry now demands graduate engineers with not only the knowledge but crucially the skills and practical experience to solve real problems and create new designs. Whether you are an academic working to enhance the educational experience or a student tackling your latest project - RS is here to help.
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