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Category: Intelligent Systems

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems.

Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions.

Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.



Arrow Electronics

Category: Future Unicorn

Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 175,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers. With 2019 sales of $29 billion, Arrow develops technology solutions that improve business and daily life.



Category: Smarter World

Frazer-Nash is a leading systems, engineering and technology company. We help organisations deliver innovative engineering and technology solutions to make lives safe, secure, sustainable, and affordable.

With over 800 employees, we work from a network of eleven UK and four Australian locations. Our people apply their expertise to develop, enhance and protect our clients' critical assets, systems and processes.

We use our skills and talents to ensure a sustainable future for society. Our work helps deliver a safe and secure world, where natural resources are conserved, and clean energy is available to all. And we focus on actions to reduce climate change; supporting rapid and far-reaching transformations in the delivery of energy, security, industry, and transport.



Category: Communications & IT and Judges Award: Tech for Good

Terrorism. Drug-smuggling. Arms dealing. Cybercrime. Money laundering. A woman's work is never done.

You might think the world of intelligence and security services is a male-orientated world. Not so. It's important for us to fully reflect Britain's population, which means we're fully committed to diversity and the different perspectives it brings to our work. Women are under-represented in technical and engineering roles.

So if you're looking for a genuinely interesting career with outstanding development potential, consider GCHQ. Using some of the world's most powerful technology, we work alongside MI5 and MI6 in helping counter threats to Britain.

Based in Cheltenham, ours is a highly technical environment, and we recruit graduates from all disciplines into entry level roles in a huge range of technical and engineering functions. While the work is totally unique, the skills and professional qualifications you gain will be industry standard, and transferable.

Everyone benefits from personalised training, mentoring and shadowing.


MoD (Ministry of Defence)

Category: Protecting Society & Saving Lives

The Ministry of Defence is the British Government Department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty’s Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. Working for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence. Protecting our people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure our security, support our national interests and safeguard our prosperity.

The Ministry of Defence has 8 defence tasks:

  • Defence, security and resilience of the UK and its overseas territories
  • Nuclear deterrence and the defence nuclear enterprise
  • Contribute to improved understanding of the world through strategic intelligence and the global defence network
  • Influence through international defence engagement
  • Overseas defence activity
  • Promote UK prosperity and civil society
  • Direct defence
  • Strategic base and enabling functions.

Our priorities are to:

  • protect the UK
  • project the UK’s global influence
  • promote UK prosperity
  • transform the way we do business
  • support the delivery of Brexit.


National Grid

Category: Future Power and Energy

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) owns and maintains the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales. That includes over 7,200 kilometres of overhead line, 2,280 kilometres of underground cable and 346 substations.

We move electricity from where it's generated, down the 'motorway' of the electricity system, to our direct customers and to the distribution companies who deliver that power to homes and businesses. We play a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use, safely, reliably and efficiently

Through transformational engineering, we are helping our country to achieve its green targets, including by ensuring our network gives fair access to cleaner sources of energy. The transition to a low carbon economy is one of the defining issues of the 21st century, and we can't make a bigger difference in today's, or tomorrow's, world than to create a road to net zero.