James Burns, a student from Armoy who is studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen’s University, has been awarded a scholarship by Northern Ireland Electricity worth £25,000.
The scholarship package includes financial support as well as the opportunity to spend a year’s placement and each summer working for the Company.
James is a past pupil of St Louis Grammar School in Ballymena and is in the first year of his studies at Queen’s University. James will be working with Northern Ireland Electricity this summer.
Commenting on the scholarship, James said: “I am delighted to have been awarded a scholarship by Northern Ireland Electricity. It is great to not only get financial support during my studies but also to have the opportunity to put the theory I learn in the degree into practice, through work placements with the Company.”
Dr David McNeill, Assistant Director of Education for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen’s commented: “I would like to congratulate James on receiving this scholarship and wish him all the best in his future career as an electrical engineer.
“Today we face global challenges to provide clean, green energy for all and electrical engineering will be the key to delivering this, so James is joining the profession at an exciting and challenging time.”
Northern Ireland Electricity launched the scholarship scheme in 2011 as a means of recruiting good graduates into their Electrical Engineering Graduate Scheme.
Northern Ireland Electricity launched their scholarship scheme in 2011 and normally sponsor at least 4 students on the Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree each year.