CS Energy is helping build a bright future for four young school leavers from Chinchilla as part of the company’s new engineering scholarship program.
2018 Chinchilla State High School graduates Bartholomew Dickman, Justin Gleeson, Jack McDonald and Benjamin Smythe have been awarded CS Energy’s first ever engineering scholarships.
The four recipients recently commenced at The University of Queensland to study mechanical, chemical and mechatronic engineering.
Under the scholarship, they will receive some financial aid from CS Energy over the course of their four-year degree and will also work at CS Energy as vacation students. Following their degrees, they will be encouraged to apply for CS Energy’s Graduate Program and may receive further financial aid if they are successful.
One of the recipients, Jack McDonald, is studying mechatronic engineering and said the news he’d been awarded a scholarship was very exciting.
“It’s a really big opportunity; this one scholarship will have a huge influence on my career path,” Jack said. “I was extremely happy when I heard the news.
Jack said his degree covered both mechanical and electrical engineering principles – which is perfect for someone with an interest in power stations.
“I’m really interested in power stations – I like researching different ones, how they work and finding out about all the advances in energy production, like green energy.”
The four students recently met CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills at the company’s Brisbane Office. Mr Bills congratulated the students on the achievement and wished them all the best for their studies.
“The engineering scholarship will enable CS Energy to ‘grow our own’ and provide a healthy pipeline of talent to our Graduate Program,” Mr Bills said.
“They are a fantastic representation of their community. It’s exciting that we’ll be able to positively influence their careers and contribute to developing these essential skills in the energy industry.”