‘Power Academy Scholarship’ 2016

Congratulations to former Grosvenor pupil Amy Hamilton who recently became one of only four students across the U.K. to receive the prestigious ‘Power Academy Scholarship’ following a rigorous application and selection process.

Amy, a member of last year’s Upper Sixth at Grosvenor who is now undertaking a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester, achieved selection to receive the Scholarship following an application process which began when she was required to complete an online application in which she was asked questions regarding her interests, work experience and personal views on the future of the Power Industry.

Following this Amy was invited to attend an ‘Assessment Day’ with NIE Networks, held at Queen’s University Belfast, where she was required to attend a short interview, deliver a ten minute presentation on why she should be selected for the scholarship and participate in a group activity to demonstrate her team working skills. Finally Amy was selected to attend a forty five minute interview with a panel of five representatives of NIE Networks, at Fortwilliam House, where questions focused largely on the work that NIE Networks carries out, her opinions regarding the future requirements for the business as well as personal questions on why she wanted to work for the company.

As a result of Amy’s successful application for the scholarship, which runs for five years, she will receive an annual sum of £2420 (including a £200 book allowance), will have the opportunity to undertake an eight week placement during the summer of each year of her university course, will participate in a one year paid industrial placement and will receive membership of I.E.T., as well as a personal Industrial Mentor.

The University of Manchester is one of just eight Universities from across the U.K. to participate in the prestigious Scholarship scheme and Amy’s successful application will provide her with a range of outstanding opportunities as she looks to pursue her career in Engineering.

Well done to Amy on her superb achievement; it is great to see one of Grosvenor’s outstanding academics continuing to thrive even after her departure from the school and all at GGS now wish her the best of luck throughout her five year scholarship and beyond.

Former GGS pupil Amy Hamilton, pictured alongside Dr. Vasey, who recently received a prestigious 'Power Academy Scholarship' following a vigorous application and selection process.