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    Aha,

    For all you budding engineers out there ...

    Scholarships

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers Jubilee Scholarships are for students who are hoping to begin a course an IEE accredited undergraduate course. £1000 per annum for the duration of your course. Competition is tough but the award is quite prestigious.

    http://www.iee.org/EduCareers/Awards/UG/index.cfm


    Similar awards for Mechanical (IMechE), Civil (ICE), Aerospace (RAES) and other engineering bodies maybe available. Look under the young members sections of their respective websites.


    Sponsorship
    Sponsorship is dead hard to find these days. Engineering companies are reluctant to support students through university given the uncertainties surrounding modern business.

    There are good and bad sides to sponsorship ...

    Good: Additional cash, opportunity for employment during summer vacations, opportunities for employment postgraduation, prestige.

    Bad: Potentially a large commitment. You don't know whether your future plans match your commitments to the sponsor.

    These days few people obtain sponsorship but instead go for Industrial Placement Years or Vacation Work. Highly recommended. Engineers have a distinct advantage over other subjects because we have technical and non-technical skills that are in high demand. Engineering, Finance, Consulting, Accountancy, Computing, Healthcare, etc.
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    Received a letter the other day telling me that I got the Scholarship I applied/interviewed for with Frazer-Nash Consultancy, really pleased with myself since I heard it was competitive! Have had a few people check over the contract, and emailed them some more questions to check that I know exactly what I'm letting myself in for before I sign anything.

    Main advantage on this one is that there is no obligation whatsoever to work for them after I graduate, that is stated very clearly on the contract.
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    (Original post by figgetyfig)
    Received a letter the other day telling me that I got the Scholarship I applied/interviewed for with Frazer-Nash Consultancy, really pleased with myself since I heard it was competitive! Have had a few people check over the contract, and emailed them some more questions to check that I know exactly what I'm letting myself in for before I sign anything.

    Main advantage on this one is that there is no obligation whatsoever to work for them after I graduate, that is stated very clearly on the contract.
    Well done you! I guess you will be doing Fluids and Mechanics then?
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    wow thats a pretty nice sponsership deal. I was gonna do it with the RAF but then decided that i don't want to work for them for 8 years or so after i graduate!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Well done you! I guess you will be doing Fluids and Mechanics then?
    They told me that the company is expanding at an absolutely huge rate, and they do all sorts more now than they used to a few years ago (I think you mentioned ages ago that you applied for this scholarship a few years ago?)

    Anyway, they did ask me in my interview what I wanted to specialise in, and I said something like "I don't want to decide until I've had a go at some of it first", talking about the common first/second year of both my first nd insurance choice courses. I'd guess that means they don't mind what I do
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    Well the Cam course is ideal because you can mix and match lots of bits and pieces!
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    I manged to bag myself a 13 week summer placement with a company only one of 2 to get a place.

    I was also the only one to get a 3k sponsorship per year.

    Then i decided my heart was really in Maths so ive had to turn the sponsorship down.

    I'm still going to do the summer placement just to get some experience incase i change my mind again!

    I wrote off to about 6 companies and got offers from 2, so my success rate wasnt that bad.

    EDIT: As for commitment...well they told me they sponsored someone for 3 years then he left 6 weeks after joining the company fully. I was asked to give 2 yrs work back in return for the sponsership.
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    (Original post by chud)
    I wrote off to about 6 companies and got offers from 2, so my success rate wasnt that bad.
    That's very good. Doesn't happen very often but good
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    (Original post by shiny)
    That's very good. Doesn't happen very often but good
    Yeh, i consider myself very lucky.
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    just out of interest, when you work at a consultancy firm what kind of work is involved is a company like Bechtel Corporation considered a consultancy firm? Does anybody know any other consultancy firms?
 
 
 
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