We work closely with a number of partner organisations
We work closely with GAMBICA, the Institue of Measurement and Control, and the Arkwright Scholarship Trust. Click on their logos to visit their websites in a new window.
GAMBICA is the national organisation representing the interests of companies in the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industry in the UK. The diverse nature of the industry is reflected in the five industry sectors represented by the Association:-
GAMBICA consists of 220 member companies and the industry it represents currently contributes £5.8bn to UK GDP.
GAMBICA provides a wide spectrum of services to its members including:-
Founded in 1944 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1975, The Institute of Measurement and Control is committed to promoting the professional excellence and standing of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries. Our aims are to serve the public benefit by advancing the science and practice of measurement and control technologies and their various applications, to foster the exchange of views and the communication of knowledge and ideas in these activities, and to promote the professional development and qualification our members. The Institute is therefore both a learned society and a professional qualifying body occupying a niche in the automation-focused industries.
The Institute has strong links with international bodies such as the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), where it represents the UK, and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) as well as bilateral links with other overseas professional organisations. Within the UK the Institute participates in the activities and deliberations of the United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC), to whom it now provides the secretariat, the British Standards Institute, the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, and the affairs of the engineering and science professions generally.
It has developed links with the UK’s National Measurement System, in particular with the National Physical Laboratory, GAMBICA, the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK, and the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers.
The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is an independent UK-wide charity that identifies, inspires and nurtures the country’s future leaders in engineering and technical design. It does this by awarding Scholarships through rigorous selection to outstanding technology-minded school students. Candidates must pass a selection process comprising: a detailed application form with teacher’s reference, a two-hour aptitude exam; an interview hosted at a top university. Candidates apply when 15/16 years old during year 11 (England & Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland).
The Scholarships support the two years of the Scholars’ A level or Scottish Advanced Highers and make sure that high-potential students remain on the engineering career path and enter relevant degree courses or higher-level apprenticeships. The Scholarships support students whose collective interests cover engineering in its widest sense: from energy to civil; rail to automotive; software to mechanical; electrical to marine; aerospace to product design.
The Trust awards ~400 Scholarships per year and is always seeking to collaborate with like-minded organisations and individuals who share its belief that a strong future for the UK economy depends as much on the quality of young people who choose to pursue engineering careers as on the quantity. If you think that you can help support future Arkwright Engineering Scholars, either financially or in-kind, please contact email@example.com