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Murrelektronik announces new scholarship programme

20 February 2014

Students at the new Wigan UTC Academy have been given an opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience courtesy of Murrelektronik.

The Murrelektronik Scholarship programme will enable two talented students from the academy to gain hands on experience whilst living and working in Germany. The scholarship comprised of transport, accommodation and living expenses for a maximum of six weeks over the summer holidays.

It is hoped that the pilot programme, taking place in July – August 2014 will see the two winning students making huge leaps into the world of engineering and manufacturing. They will have a full schedule of activity and spend time in all Murrelektronik departments; production plant, logistics, marketing and participate in projects with other German trainees/students.

To participate in this opportunity, Wigan UTC Academy students must apply for the scholarship scheme by submitting a written application with their CV and stating why they would like the opportunity to take work experience at the Murrelektronik headquarters in Germany. This must include 200 words written in English and German. From the initial applications, 10 students will then be selected by Murrelektronik managing director, Peter Rogers to enter the programme and submit a piece of project work which will determine which two students will be awarded the final prize.

Commenting on the scholarship programme, Korina Parker said: “Murrelektronik UK are proud to offer this wonderful opportunity to Wigan UTC Academy students, it will give them a further insight into the world of work and Murrelektronik – this is turn may lead them to apprenticeships as electronic engineers. Wigan UTC Academy is a great educational establishment focussing on engineering skills. The practical approach prepares students for further education at University or to take a higher apprenticeship maybe with companies like Murrelektronik.”

Wigan UTC Academy director of commercial development, Bernard Edmunds, added: “Wigan UTC Academy is extremely grateful to Murrelektronik for offering this opportunity to our year 12 students, it’s an opportunity that could have a great impact to the two winning students. Wigan UTC Academy is built on third party company partnerships like Murrelektronik, which can bring to students a work exposure sooner than later. The job market is challenging now and will be going forward, Wigan UTC Academy is about a great educational journey which covers GCSE and A levels, but also can add value by teaching processes in electronics and engineering, together with food chain processing.”

The application forms are to be handed into the Academy Principle by Wednesday 26th February, and the announcement of the winning students will take place week commencing 31 March 2014.


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