Semiconductor Skills Foundry Wales - iungo Solutions

Semiconductor Skills Foundry Wales

Semiconductors - The Jewel in Welsh Manufacturing's Crown

Semiconductors represent the jewel in Welsh manufacturing’s crown. Welsh Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has predicted that the “compound semiconductor technology sector will be at the heart of the next industrial revolution”. Who mentioned Industry 5.0?!

Semiconductors are the main materials found in the electronic chips that power our mobile phones, computers, televisions, and any other electronic device found in the home. The properties of semiconductor materials can be engineered to conduct electricity in certain ways. Compound semiconductors, which contain multiple elements, offer advantages in size, weight and performance. Compound semiconductors are creating opportunities for exciting new applications including 5G (and beyond), electric vehicles and space satellites.

The semiconductor industry in Wales is home to IQE Plc which has a 55% share in compound semiconductors globally, and international technology companies including SPTS (KLA), Microchip, Microlink and Newport Wafer Fab. The Welsh semiconductor industry is forecasting 3,000 new jobs in the next 5 years creating a wealth of opportunity in science, engineering and technology roles.

Semiconductor Skills Foundry Wales

The Semiconductor Skills Foundry Wales (SSFW), led by iungo Solutions, is an flagship upskilling initiative backed by the semiconductor industry and funded by Innovate UK. By partnering with organisations including CS Connected, WJEC, Coleg y Cymoedd, and Cardiff Commitment, SSFW is developing the critical infrastructure to support the development of talent for the Semiconductor Supply Chain. SSFW is focussed on developing a pipeline of Higher Technicians to plug skills gaps and enable the Semiconductor Cluster achieve its ambitious growth projections. The Semiconductor Skills Foundry Wales is committed to delivering highly-skilled talent to the whole Semiconductor Supply Chain in Wales, not just the OEMs.

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Upcoming Programmes

Level 4 Skills Bootcamp in Semiconductor Technologies (Part-Time)

Skills Bootcamp
All Levels
Part-Time

L4

PT

Cardiff

20 weeks

Starting 15 April 2024

Are you looking for a career change? Transition your career to a Semiconductor Technician – an in-demand role with huge growth potential, in the world’s most valuable and critical industry!

Level 3 Skills Bootcamp in Semiconductor Electronics (Fast-Track)

Skills Bootcamp
All Levels
Fast-Track

L3

FT

Aberdare

10 weeks

Starting 20 May 2024

Start your career in the fast-growing semiconductor sector here, with this entry-level Skills Bootcamp in Semiconductor Electronics! Secure a guaranteed intervieww with a key semiconductor employer in South Wales.

Level 4 Skills Bootcamp in Semiconductor Technologies (Fast-Track)

Skills Bootcamp
All Levels
Fast-Track

L4

FT

Cardiff

10 weeks

Starting 22 July 2024

Ready to amplify your career? Learn the skills needed to become a Semiconductor Technician – an in-demand role with huge growth potential, in the world’s most valuable and critical industry