The IET Power Academy Scholarship programme was setup to help UK industry meet its need for more electrical and power engineering graduates. Nowhere is the requirement for these qualified engineers greater than the development of new, environmentally clean power sources and the fusion research programmes at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) are no exception.
Culham Science Centre, only 8 miles from Oxford, is home to two world class fusion research facilities; the Mega-Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST), flagship of the UK fusion programme and the Joint European Torus (JET), the world's largest tokamak. This research focuses on harnessing fusion power, the same process that powers the sun and stars, to generate electricity on Earth.
What’s in it for you? Well apart from a bursary of £2,200 for each year of study, there’s a contribution towards university tuition fees, books and software and paid summer work placements. Then when you’ve completed your studies there’s the opportunity to apply for jobs working on the sophisticated high-voltage equipment at CCFE-Culham and where joining the graduate scheme would help further your career.