SCOTTISH Power is set to demonstrate its commitment to nurturing the UK’s future energy leaders by funding 16 new Masters scholarships in energy-related disciplines this year.

The energy supplier is calling on UK final year undergraduates looking to progress their careers in the energy, digital and environmental industries to apply for the 2018/19 scholarships programme which opened yesterday.

The programme, which is now in its seventh year, has supported students from Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, Liverpool University and East Anglia University.

The same line up of universities will work in partnership with the energy supplier again for this year’s student intake where 16 students will receive full course fee funding for their Masters studies as well as a living allowance. Scottish Power has also pledged to work with successful scholars to help them into the workplace after their studies.

Hamish Watson, HR director at Scottish Power, said: “There is no doubt that the future of the energy industry lies in the hands of our bright young people and Scottish Power is committed to supporting the advancement of their education. We’re delighted to be offering these scholarships opportunities this year; it presents a huge opportunity for graduates to develop their skills and knowledge, and to demonstrate how they can contribute to our future.”

Applications close on April 2.