Paxton is welcoming local Sussex students to join its 2024 STEM Scholarship Programme, starting with the upcoming Open Day on 10th November.
Since launching in 2017, the annual Paxton Scholarship has been awarded to 17 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students in Brighton and Hove.
Ian Wakeman, Head of the School of Engineering & Informatics at University of Sussex, said: “Students get to work on real time practical challenges, learning how to apply their skills and knowledge to find solutions, and understand how this can drive product development forward in a successful company. The opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills and learn about workplace culture is something you can’t teach or buy.”
Louise Caseley, Philanthropy Manager, University of Brighton, said: “Without fail each year our students tell us what an incredible experience this is, where they are welcomed by the staff at Paxton who provide real-life industry experience, that helps build skills for their future careers.”
The Paxton scholarships are offered to students who study STEM courses at the University of Brighton and University of Sussex. Successful applicants receive £10,000 each towards their university fees and a three-month paid work placement worth £1,625 per month before tax within Paxton’s experienced engineering department.
Nicola O’Donnell, Paxton’s HR Director, said: “We launched the scholarship as a long-term initiative to foster the talent of local engineering students. It has been a real success over the years, with many scholarship recipients going on to work full time with us at Paxton and forge successful careers. We are extremely proud of what this programme has done for the local students in the past six years and look forward to working with the universities and the students in the years ahead.”