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June 5, 2023
Last call for ‘Futures’ Scholarship

Ocean Kinetics is inviting any final applicants who wish to submit an application for the 2023 scholarship programme to do so before the closing date of 30th June. The programme, first launched last year, is open to students who plan to study a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at university or college with an annual bursary of £3,000. The successful candidate will also receive personal mentoring and paid work experience within the business outside term time.

Managing director of Ocean Kinetics, John Henderson, said: “We are pleased to be in the position to offer another STEM student support on their career path this year.

Last year we chose to support two applicants, Elsie Msalila, studying mechatronics at the University of Glasgow and James Rendall, studying mechanical engineering at Edinburgh Napier University. Both of whom are now joining Ocean Kinetics for their summer work experience.”

Elsie said: “I am very much enjoying my studies so far. Ocean Kinetics’ support has really helped me and the work experience they offer will be invaluable – not only for now – but also for establishing my future career. I look forward to continuing to work with them.”

John Henderson continued: “This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable industry experience throughout their studies, with a personal mentor available to develop their soft skills. And there is, of course, the possibility of a graduate engineering position at Ocean Kinetics on completion.

“We are proud to have a strong track record in supporting Shetland’s young people on their career path, with opportunities for both apprenticeships and graduates across a range of trades and specialisms including coded welders, fabricators, turners, mechanical fitters, divers, project engineers, site managers, CSWIP/PCN qualified inspectors and 3D CAD design engineers.”

Applications in writing are open to Shetland students who plan to study a STEM subject at either HND or degree level this year.

Letters should include the applicant’s skills and qualifications, the chosen course and college/university, and the reason they are drawn to this particular course/establishment. They should also explain why they believe they are the ideal candidate, if there are any barriers that might prevent them undertaking study without scholarship support, and anything that is interesting or unique about their choice of career and/or ambitions for the future.

Email to info@oceankinetics.co.uk by Friday 30 June. After the closing date, the applications will be reviewed and a shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview, based on the requirements of the scholarship.

To find out more, please get in touch: info@oceankinetics.co.uk.


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