Leading Belfast based IT software and telecoms services provider, Asidua, has announced that four of Northern Ireland’s brightest Computer Science and Engineering students, including Andrew Fletcher from Ballycastle, have been awarded places on their prestigious Scholarship Programme, each securing a package worth up to £25,000.
In addition to paid bursaries, the programme helps supplement the academic learning from University with real-life business experience through paid placements and full time job opportunities after graduation. Due to its success in Northern Ireland, the initiative was expanded in 2012 to include universities in the UK Midlands area (Aston University, Coventry University, University of Birmingham and Warwick University).
Since 2008 Asidua, an Investor in People Gold company, has successfully awarded 16 scholarships to local students.
During a recent award ceremony, each of the scholars were formally welcomed to Asidua by Chief Operations Officer, Angela Canavan. The award ceremony, which was also attended by family members and representatives from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), allowed the new scholars an opportunity to meet future work colleagues and discover more about the company from current and previous scholars; many of whom have since returned
as Graduate Engineers.
QUB Computer Science student, Andrew Fletcher from Ballycastle was excited to have been awarded a place on the prestigious programme and outlined his aims for the future.
“As an Asidua scholar, I want to fully grasp every single opportunity available to me so as to allow me to further my technical skills and my development as a whole. I aim to further build my computing skills to a level far above that attainable solely in the class-room, by working in this world class setting alongside experienced IT professionals on innovative projects.”
The four new Asidua scholars will continue with their first year studies at Queen’s University Belfast and will return in the summer to begin their first placement with the global IT software and telecoms services provider.