21 February 2011

New scholarship announced with subsea leader Technip

Leading subsea contractor Technip has announced a new scholarship opportunity for MEng (Master of Engineering) students studying at the University of Aberdeen.

Leading subsea engineering and construction contractor Technip has announced the appointment of its latest undergraduate scholars for 2011.

A new scheme for Technip this year is the creation of a scholarship opportunity for MEng (Master of Engineering) students studying at the University of Aberdeen. This is to be awarded each year to a fourth year student and will carry on into their fifth year.

The inaugural students — two in the first year — Mairi Ng, 21, of Relugas Road, Edinburgh and Alan Rennie, 21, of High Street, New Pitsligo, were selected by the University of Aberdeen’s scholarship committee and each receives £2,000 per academic year. Both scholarships afford students the opportunity to become closely linked with the company, a dedicated industry mentor and other company resources to help them make connections between class work theory and the working environment.

The appointments have been made as part of a long-term scheme, operated in conjunction with Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

Two RGU scholars, Calum Miller, 21, of Station Road, Cholsey, Oxfordshire, and Ailie Smith, 19, of South Pringle Street, Buckie, were interviewed and selected by Technip based on applications from competing school leavers. The scholarships, which are on offer to Mechanical Engineering and Quantity Surveying undergraduates, will provide Calum and Ailie with financial assistance of £2,000 per year for the duration of their degree course.

Technip’s HR and communications director, Katrine Sharp, said: “We are delighted to once again support our local university students as they continue with their studies. The scholarships are a great vehicle in helping us to do that and we are extremely grateful to Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen for their assistance in the process.

“The candidates go through an interview process before being selected by Technip, this gives them a real flavour of the working world which will undoubtedly add to their expanding skill set.  Also, having an assigned Technip mentor to provide support and guidance is an added bonus for the students as they work through their courses.”

The scholars visited Technip in early February for a company induction and mentor and manager familiarisation meeting.


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