An electronics firm is inviting students to apply for a paid internship.

The position at the research and development centre of Sharp Europe, at Oxford Science Park, offers the winner the chance to develop a project that could become a central part of homes of the future.

Applicants must submit an idea possibly involving automated control of appliances or energy efficiency breakthroughs.

Director Ian Thompson said: “The competition is open to students in university education or who recently graduated and are eligible to work in Europe.”

The closing date is July 25.

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