- Ocean Winds in the UK has launched its scholarship programme to support students from the Moray and north Aberdeenshire areas through undergraduate degrees. Successful students will be awarded up to £12,000.
September 1st , 2022. Stepping up the range of programmes to support young learners, Ocean Winds (OW), an international company dedicated to offshore wind energy and created as a 50-50 joint venture in 2020 by EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has launched a scholarship fund. The funds will assist undergraduates cover their study and living costs during the course of the degrees. £3,000 per year is available, up to a maximum of £12,000 for a four year course.
To encourage interest in the local offshore wind sector the funds are open to school leavers from Moray and north Aberdeenshire, as defined by the Moray and Banff & Buchan Westminster constituency boundaries. The university where students choose to study is only limited to the UK.
A broad range of courses will be eligible, simply requiring some connection with a future role in the offshore wind sector. While not assured, it is hoped that some of the funded students may in time be recruited by Ocean Winds to work on the growing portfolio of Scottish projects.
Commenting, Adam Morrison, UK Country Manager for Ocean Winds:
“Ocean Winds recognises the urgent need to help our future workforce be attracted to our rapidly growing sector and become educated for the exciting challenges we can offer. Our existing STEM programme is helping to raise awareness of the fantastic opportunities in our sector. Now our targeted scholarship fund will help young undergraduates from the regions around our O&M bases get a significant foot forward against the costs of choosing to study for a degree. We continue to strive to convey the passion we feel for the need, value and satisfaction of all the varied roles in our sector.
We hope students will submit applications for the Ocean Winds scholarship fund on a potential pathway to a role with Ocean Winds or the wider offshore wind sector. We are constantly looking for enthusiastic amazing young people to help us deliver commercial scale wind farms off Scotland, to keep on growing the clean energy our country urgently needs to meet its energy transition objectives.”