North Devon power supply manufacturer backs regional undergraduate sponsorship scheme
Posted : 14 Apr 2016
TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda UK, headquartered in Ilfracombe, North Devon, is participating in a novel undergraduate sponsorship scheme in collaboration with other members of the North Devon Manufacturers Association (NDMA). The multi-company initiative offers sixth form and college students studying STEM A-Levels the opportunity to study for a STEM related degree whilst receiving financial backing and mentoring.
TDK-Lambda UK recognises that young talent tends to leave North Devon to attend university and, after graduation, find employment outside of the region. The programme also guarantees a job for successful graduates.
Businesses across the UK are struggling to recruit talented candidates with high-level technical skills, compounding the problem for local companies. Over time it is believed that this action by TDK-Lambda, and other participating members of the NDMA, will result in greater talent retention in the area and make recruitment easier.
“We want to create opportunities for talented, driven individuals who want to go into higher education and study a STEM subject, though may not have the financial means to do so,” said Phil Scotcher, General Manager, TDK-Lambda UK. “These sponsorship places will provide local job and career opportunities, while enabling us to grow the skills pool that is fundamental to the continued success of North Devon manufacturers.”
For more information about the undergraduate sponsorship scheme, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: emea.lambda.tdk.com/uk or email Janet Phillips at NDMAgraduate@anewsw.co.uk