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Monthly Update From TechWorks CEO, Alan Banks

Welcome to the February CEO Update. With the recent outlining of plans to ease restrictions, we are encouraged to look forward with hope and optimism for the remainder of 2021. Throughout 2021, TechWorks and our Communities will host multiple events both virtual and physical. We will be hosting several free

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Who took my chips, from the IET’s E&T magazine

Mark Lapedus of trade newspaper Electronics Buyers News reports: “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) is telling customers that they must sign a three-year lump-sum contract to guarantee capacity….TSMC’s move, which has been greeted coolly by some customers, comes at a time when IC makers are scrambling for more wafer capacity. They

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Call for Papers Now Open for AESIN 2021 Conference

Visit the conference website and apply Are you the next compelling, dynamic speaker we’re looking for? Then read on…… AESIN is delighted to announce that we are looking for talks to be submitted for its prestigious 2021 Conference being held on Thursday 16th September at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

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EU & UK compliance of Electronic devices from 1 January 2021

As TechWorks members will be aware, the transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU ended on 31 December 2020, at which point the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement came into force.  This article provides information for those members who are suppliers of electronic goods to the EU and/or

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Degree Apprenticeship Standard – Review

It is now 5 years since this apprenticeship standard Embedded electronic systems design and development engineer (degree)  was approved for delivery. Since then, several hundred apprentices have followed programmes using the Standard.  This year, we have been asked by the Institute for Apprenticeships to review and update the Standard.  We

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UKESF Skills Corner - February Edition

Graduate work-readiness in the Electronic sector This month, I would like to consider graduates entering the Electronics sector. One of the prevailing themes in discussion about graduate employability is work-readiness; in particular the disconnect between what employers expect from candidates and what they find in their student / graduate hires. 

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Monthly Update From TechWorks CEO, Alan Banks

Welcome to the first TechWorks Newsletter of 2021. I wish you, your families, and co-workers a Happy New Year and all the best for 2021. This new year continues to present us with unprecedented challenges and opportunities and requires us to continuously think of new ways of working collaboratively together.

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UKESF Skills Corner - January Edition

Employers Want “Work-Ready” Graduates A recent Times Higher Education article summarised the findings from a survey of graduates recruiters.  This survey once again showed that employers were looking for graduates to be ‘work-ready’ when they leave university.  The 2020 Global University Employability Survey also reported that about half of graduate recruiters