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Hampshire County Council launches new scholarship scheme

Published: Friday, 10 June 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Hampshire County Council has launched a new scholarship scheme to try and develop the next generation of chartered civil engineers.

The council will collaborate with the universities of Portsmouth and Southampton on the scholarship scheme, which will provide summer work placements, an annual bursary, an industry mentor and the possibility of long-term employment after graduation.

Hampshire County Council is the first local authority in the country to join forces with the University of Southampton on the SUCCESS scholarship scheme, and will also work with the University of Portsmouth on their new bursary scheme.

Nurture young talent

The scheme is a sign of the commitment from the council to identify and nurture young talent, giving them the necessary foundations to develop skill sets and experience which are vital to building a long-term career.

A huge plus point for the scheme is the chance to receive help and support from a mentor. Each individual is assigned their own, who is already well-advanced on the Institution of Civil Engineers training scheme.

The yearlong and summer placements also gives those on the course the hands-on experience which is vital to succeed in the industry.

Job security and progression

Those applying for the scheme have been attracted by the chance to receive guaranteed industry experience, potential job security and progression after graduation.

While on the course candidates will be able to work towards gaining their chartered engineering status, giving them industry recognition and ensuring a greater level of job security.

Students at both universities have been made aware of the scheme during a range of open days, as the council seeks to nurture and develop top talent. 

Hampshire County Council has set out to offer site visits tailored to the interests of each individual on the course – those that want to study highways and bridges can visit such sites for example.

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