SSE Renewables awarded MSc scholarships to two students who recently started their studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Skye Francis, 22, of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and Kenneth MacSween, 24, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, were awarded the scholarships after being chosen from a number of potential applicants.
Following their success, Francis is now embarking on a Masters in Offshore Wind Energy while MacSween studies for a Masters in Wind Energy Systems.
Francis said: “I am very happy to have received this scholarship.
“Offshore wind is a growing industry and after completing my MSc I want to work on one of the major projects currently under construction or on the horizon. It’s such an exciting time for offshore wind and renewables in general. “
MacSween said, “I focus my studies on developing technology that is used in wind farms. It is an area that is continuously developing, so it is an exciting time to study for this MSc.
“I am truly grateful to SSE Renewables for this support. “
Both will be assigned a mentor within SSE Renewables who will support them throughout their studies, providing a link to the industrial application of their learning and helping guide them through their master’s projects.