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Scholarships for Studies in the UK

SP Energy Networks aims to help train a new generation of Power Engineering professionals capable of driving the transformation towards a sustainable energy model through the SP Energy Networks Scholarship Programme.

The Scholarship Programme will provide a valuable combination of technical training and work experience, laying the foundations for a successful career within the power sector.

Within the UK, SP Energy Networks funds students looking to study Power Engineering programmes at the following universities:

  • Bangor University
  • Liverpool John Moore University
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • Liverpool University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Strathclyde University ( through IET Power Academy)

We are looking to sponsor highly motivated students who have a desire to work in the power industry and have:

  • completed a minimum of the first year of their Undergraduate/Masters degree
  • are studying for an MEng or BEng degree in Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Engineering, EEE or a degree with an Electrical component
  • are EU citizens or have a permanent right to work in the UK after graduation

Scholars will benefit from:

  • a bursary of £3,000 for each year of study
  • 8 weeks minimum summer vacation training paid at a rate of £15,000 pro-rata
  • company mentor
  • exciting career prospects

In return for the scholarship, SP Energy Networks are looking for each scholar to:

  • promote the career opportunities available within SP Energy Networks and the wider power industry
  • deliver engineering projects during their placements
  • on occasion, engage in STEM ambassador and/or on-campus recruitment activities
  • introduce future scholarship applicants to the scheme

We will also assist each scholar with providing an industry related project to assist with their academic studies, usually completed in their final year.


Application Period:

The application period for the 2017/2018 academic year will close on 3rd November 2017. Please contact the careers service at the relevant university for further information on application details. The universities will collate applications on behalf of SP Energy Networks.

For applications for the Strathclyde University scholarship please visit The IET Power Academy website.


Next Steps:

  • The selection process will commence with online assessments
  • Successful applicants will then be invited to interview in November / December 2017
  • Offers will be made in December 2017
  • Awards will be backdated to the start of the Autumn 2017 term and will be paid in March 2018
  • Summer vocational placement will start following the summer vacation of the University - beginning of July to August/September, dates will be confirmed and agreed locally

You will find hints and tips on the application process and competency based interviews here.