First Technip scholars appointed

Subsea engineering and construction contractor Technip has appointed its first undergraduate scholars – the result of establishing a scholarship scheme originally launched early-2007

Scholars Bruce Buchan and Adam Widowson were selected based on academic merit and personal characteristics.

The scholarship, which is on offer to mechanical engineering and quantity survey undergraduates, will provide Bruce and Adam with financial assistance of £2,000 per year for the duration of their degree course.

However, it will also afford them the opportunity to become closely linked with the company, with a Technip mentor and other resources available to help them to make connections between class work theory and the working environment.

Bruce said: “I am really pleased to have been selected as a Technip scholar. It will not only give me a financial boost to help with the cost of university life, but will also provide me with a fantastic learning and development opportunity which should help me stand out when I am qualified and looking to start my career.”

Katrine Sharp, HR director, Technip, said: “We are extremely pleased to have appointed Bruce and Adam as our first scholars and are confident the benefits for both them and Technip will be numerous. It is essential we encourage young engineers, surveyors and others to take an interest in the subsea industry, and the RGU scholarship is a great vehicle in helping us to do that. We are grateful to RGU for their assistance in the process and look forward to working with the scholars.”

Anyone interested in the mechanical engineering or quantity surveying courses or the scholarship scheme should visit the RGU website at, or contact the development department at The Robert Gordon University on 01224 262286.

It should be noted that, for the surveying scholar, funding will be provided for years two, three and four of the course once the undergraduate has opted to study quantity surveying.