The Academy participating companies are looking to sponsor good motivated students who:

  • are about to begin a course, or are in the early years of a course, at the Universities of Nottingham, Newcastle or Bristol
  • will be studying for an MEng or BEng Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or a Degree with a significant Electrical component
  • are EU citizens or have a permanent right to work in the UK after graduation

Academy Scholars will benefit from:

  • bursary of £2,500 each year of study
  • 8 weeks paid summer training, £1250 per month
  • Academy events, such as the Summer School, where they will become acquainted with the E3 community
  • 1/3 university fees incurred by the scholar during their sponsorship, to the maximum of £6000 will be paid in 2 equal instalments at the end of 1st and 2nd years of graduate employment with their sponsoring company

Role of Academy Scholars

E3 Academy scholars are expected:

  • to be ambassadors for the Academy, the company providing sponsorship and the university at which they are studying.
  • to maintain a high level of academic progress at university
  • to assist in the promotion and marketing of the Academy.
  • to attend any seminars, meetings etc as organised by the Academy.
  • to participate in the vacation training organised by the sponsoring company.

Please note: The sponsoring company will include in the scholar's contract a clause requiring the scholar to refund a proportion of bursary payments should the scholar decline a reasonable written offer of employment made by 31 October in the year preceding graduation. This clause may be enforced at the company's own discretion.