The Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme
Launched by the Prime Minister in 2012 at the Farnborough International Air Show, the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme was established to award 500 individuals over 3 years, with bursaries to study Masters (MSc) level degrees in Aerospace Engineering.
The offering has been developing a pipeline of talented individuals looking for a career in aerospace who, but for the bursary, would have been unable to study at that level. The offering was launched to cultivate the sector’s professional workforce and help deliver high level skills the UK needs to maximise growth opportunities, and secure the UK’s long-term competitive position in the global aerospace market.
The scheme, managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Aeronautical Society, includes business sponsors such as – Airbus, BAE Systems, Bombardier Aerospace (Belfast), Finmeccanica UK, GE Aviation, GKN, MBDA Missile Systems, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Rolls-Royce and Spirit AeroSystems. It has also been supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Enterprise and Learning in the Northern Ireland Administration.
Talent Retention Solution (TRS) The MSC Bursary Scheme has also worked closely with the Talent Retention Solution, to provide a vehicle for industry to recruit the sponsored graduates and ensure the sector retains these skills. The Talent Retention Solution puts skilled individuals looking for work and companies searching for new employees in direct contact with each other.
The final cohort are due to graduate in Summer 2016. Employers may access these candidates through guidelines below.