The Power Academy, established in 2004, has the following mission statement:
“The Power Academy aims to deliver world class graduate engineers to design, develop, implement and maintain the power industry of tomorrow. The emphasis of the Academy will be on developing exciting, rewarding and challenging careers for those involved and for meeting the changing demands of a dynamic and progressive industry”
To achieve its aim the Power Academy has established an Engineering Scholarship Fund for European Union students who would like to study Electrical Engineering.
Employer Partner Perspective
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The Power Academy scholarship offers the following support to successful applicants for the duration of their undergraduate degree programme:
- Bursary of £2,200 for each year of study.
- £220 towards books and software.
- Mentors from both industry and academia.
- IET membership in each year of study.
- Contribution to tuition fees
- Training given by Partner companies during summer vacations.
- An annual conference/seminar.
The University of Manchester is one of the seven universities involved with this initiative along with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the following companies:
• Atkins Power
• Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)
• CE Electric UK
• EA Technology
• National Grid
• RWE npower Renewables
• Scottish & Southern Energy
• Scottish Power
• Western Power Distribution
For further information about Scholarship visit the Power Academy website.