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Schlumberger Female Scholarship Programme


(left-right): Lauren Cater (Personnel Manager), Pugal Pandian (Product Centre Manager), Brenda Bennett (Scholarship Champion), Nihat Ovutmen (Product Group Manager Completions), Denise Price (QUB Mechanical & Aerospace Eng), Chris Fitzgerald (Completions Manufacturing Manager) and Cate McCandless (Product Line Manager)

Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services provider, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast has developed an exceptional female scholarship programme aimed at A-Level students.

Schlumberger is offering a superb financial support package of up to £10,000 to the successful applicant who will undertake a Mechanical Engineering degree at Queen’s University Belfast. The programme is a positive outreach initiative aimed at attracting young women towards a career in engineering. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn from experts during internships at the Schlumberger facility in Newtownabbey and potentially at other Schlumberger facilities internationally.

The programme was launched at an event at Completions Product Centre Belfast.  "Schlumberger recognises and values diversity as being a key source of competitive advantage and we believe it is integral to future business success," said Pugal Pandian, Product Centre Manager for Schlumberger Belfast. "Our company has already been placed in The Times ‘Top 50 Places Where Women Want to Work’ for three consecutive years – and we are committed to further developing initiatives to encourage women to pursue careers in engineering."

Denise Price, Queen’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Scientific Women’s Academic Network Champion, hopes that the attractive financial support package, teamed with what is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, will encourage many to apply. She said: "This scholarship offers exceptional training through internships and individual mentoring. Add in the financial support towards a Mechanical Engineering degree and you have a really great opportunity."

If you are a female A-Level student commencing Year 14 in September 2013 and are interested in applying for the Schlumberger Mechanical Engineering Scholarship at Queen’s for September 2014 entry, please download the Schlumberger Application Form 2014 and Schlumberger Scholarship Regulations 2014.  Completed application forms should be returned to Dr Geoff Cunningham, Director of Education, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AH, or emailed to g.cunningham@qub.ac.uk by 30 March 2014.