IET Power Academy

The IET Power Academy Scholarship programme was set up to help UK industry meet its need for more electrical and power engineering graduates.

Nowhere is the requirement for these qualified engineers greater than in the fusion research programmes at UKAEA, including MAST Upgrade and STEP, as well as in our other business units of RACE and H3AT.

Power supplies at MAST Upgrade

IET Power Academy: Benefits

What’s in it for you? Apart from a bursary of £3,000 for each year of study, there’s a contribution towards university tuition fees, books and software and paid summer work placements.

Then when you’ve completed your studies there’s the opportunity to apply for jobs working on the sophisticated high-voltage equipment at UKAEA’s Culham Campus, with the possibility of joining the graduate scheme to further develop your career.

IET Power Academy: Roles

What role do Power and Electrical Engineers play in fusion research projects? In short, an essential one – looking after, operating and upgrading the wide range of high voltage electrical power equipment without which running experiments would be impossible.

See also

Will Hall, UKAEA Electrical Engineering Apprentice

Case study

Will Hall secures an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship at RACE

Electrical Engineering Apprentice

Will joined UKAEA in September 2021 as an Electrical Engineering Apprentice. After his A-Levels, he decided he wanted to get out into the working world whilst still learning skills and gaining a qualification. In his short time with us, Will has already worked on some fantastic projects!

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