ScottishPower will provide scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year for postgraduate studies at universities in the United Kingdom in the following areas of knowledge:
- Electrical/Mechanical/Civil/Naval Engineering
- Renewable/Sustainable Energy
- Onshore/Offshore Renewable Engineering
- Environmental Sciences /Climate Change
- Computer Science & IT/Software Engineering/Telecoms
ScottishPower has been building relationships with universities in our communities for a number of years. Working together, we aim to support development of future talent while mitigating the projected skills gap within the energy sector. With this programme we reaffirm our established links with the following universities:
- University of Edinburgh
- Heriot-Watt University
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Glasgow
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- University of Liverpool
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Bangor University
- Wrexham Glyndwr University
- University of East Anglia
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College of London
In addition we will accept applications for scholarships from any UK university providing that the course objectives match our specified knowledge areas.
Scholars will benefit from:
- Payment of enrolment costs at the university
- A monthly payment of £1,200 per month
- Company mentor
- Assistance with identifying an industry related project to assist with their academic studies
- Exciting career prospects
In return for the scholarship, ScottishPower are looking for each scholar to:
- Promote career opportunities available within the company
- Act as a STEM ambassador for the industry
- Introduce future scholarship applicants to the scheme
- Support any recruitment activities agreed on campus
Application period for 2020/2021
Our application process for our 2020/21 Master Scholar program will open on 03 February 2020.
Selection will take place in April and May 2020 with offers being made in June 2020.
Kathrin Panitz studied a Masters in Information Technology at the University of Glasgow, sponsored by ScottishPower and has just joined our Graduate programme.
Talking about the Scholorship programme Kathrin said: “I was really excited about the benefits of the programme. Not only did it cover my costs, it provided me within a mentor from the ScottishPower team and support on projects, which where invaluable to my personal and professional skills development.”
Ben Gill studied Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University and graduated with a first class degree.
On his successful application for a Scholarship, Ben said: “I was ecstatic when I found out that I had the scholarship. Not only was it a big relief to know that I no longer had to raise the money to fund my year but I am excited to work with ScottishPower and the other successful candidates throughout the process. It has been a big confidence boost that a huge organisation like ScottishPower has the faith in me to support my progress.”
Ben has now joined the ScottishPower 2 year Graduate Scheme in the Networks business.