New Pitsligo man is Technip Scholar

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Leading subsea engineering and construction contractor Technip has announced the appointment of its latest undergraduate scholars for 2011.

The appointments have been made as part of a long-term scheme, operated in conjunction with Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

The two scholars, Calum Miller, 21, of Oxfordshire, and Ailie Smith, 19, of Buckie, were interviewed and selected by Technip based on applications from competing school leavers.

The scholarships, which are on offer to Mechanical Engineering and Quantity Surveying undergraduates, will provide Calum and Ailie with financial assistance of £2,000 per year for the duration of their degree course*.

In addition, a new scheme for Technip this year is the creation of a scholarship opportunity for MEng (Master of Engineering) students studying at the University of Aberdeen. This is to be awarded each year to a fourth year student and will carry on into their fifth year.

The inaugural students – two in the first year – Mairi Ng, 21, of Edinburgh and Alan Rennie, 21, of High Street, New Pitsligo, were selected by the University of Aberdeen’s scholarship committee and each receives £2,000 per academic year.

Both scholarships afford students the opportunity to become closely linked with the company, a dedicated industry mentor and other company resources to help them make connections between class work theory and the working environment.

Technip’s HR and communications director, Katrine Sharp, said: “We are delighted to once again support our local university students as they continue with their studies.”