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A LOCAL engineering firm has launched a scholarship programme worth £3,000 to assist a student who plans to study a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at university or college.

Ocean Kinetics said the successful candidate would also receive personal mentoring and paid work experience within the business outside term time.

The initiative is part of company’s Futures project to bring opportunities to young people through employment and sponsorship.

Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson - Photo: John Coutts
Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson – Photo: John Coutts

Managing director John Henderson said Ocean Kinetics had a strong track record in supporting Shetland’s young people on their career path, most notably through the company’s apprenticeship scheme.

“Through the new scholarship programme, we look forward to expanding that support to an individual that wants to pursue an academic path in one of the STEM subjects,” he said.

“The student will receive valuable industry experience throughout their studies, whilst a personal mentor will help develop their soft skills.

“And there is, of course, the possibility of a graduate engineering position at Ocean Kinetics on completion.”

Career opportunities at Ocean Kinetics exist for 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 school students who plan to study a STEM subject at either HND or degree level this year.

Applications should be sent to info@oceankinetics.co.uk including information on skills and qualifications, the chosen course and college/university, the reason they are drawn to this particular course/establishment and why they believe they are the ideal for the scholarship.

The closing date is Friday 15 April.