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One space left on Guernsey Electricity Bursary scheme

One space left on Guernsey Electricity Bursary scheme

Thursday 19 April 2018

One space left on Guernsey Electricity Bursary scheme

Thursday 19 April 2018

Guernsey Electricity’s bursary scheme has one space remaining for applications from local students currently in or entering higher education from September 2018.

The scheme, which the utility firm has been running for the last 10 years, provides four local students an annual bursary of £2000 for the duration of their undergraduate degree, with guaranteed paid work experience during the holidays.

The company is therefore seeking applications from students studying any subject that would be relevant to the business.

The scheme is not exclusively open to those studying engineering, and Guernsey Electricity will welcome applications from those studying a range of relevant subjects such as HR, IT, Business Studies, Environmental Studies and Project Management. 

Alan Bates, Chief Executive of Guernsey Electricity, said: "We are committed to investing back into our community. We are privileged to be developing the next generation of skills and knowledge for the benefit of the Island as a whole and us, as a company.

"We’re not just a bunch of electrical engineers, we employ people with a broad range of skills and knowledge and would welcome applications from those studying any relevant subject. If you’re uncertain, please get in touch."

Alan Bates Guernsey Electricity

Pictured: Alan Bates 

Head of Asset at Guernsey Electricity, Stuart Blondel, began his career as a student under Guernsey Electricity’s bursary scheme and he said: "The support I have received from Guernsey Electricity has allowed me to both gain my academic qualifications, and then put theory into practicing developing my career from an Operations Engineer to Head of Asset. It’s a great place to work, and with the rapidly changing energy market, it provides an exciting range of opportunities."

On leaving university Mr Blondel worked for Guernsey Electricity for a year before moving to the UK to work for an engineering design consultancy. He later returned to the Island and secured the position of Guernsey Electricity’s operations engineer.

The scheme is open to Guernsey residents currently in or entering higher education in any subject from September 2018. To apply, individuals should email Guernsey Electricity’s HR department: indicating their academic progress and degree programme.

Applications will close at the end of April.

Pictured top: Stuart Blondel 

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