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Australian Oil & Gas Engineering Scholarships and Vacation Work Experience Opportunities

Two scholarships are available in any field of engineering that is relevant to the oil and gas industry. The scholarships are for undergraduate students studying an engineering degree and cover the remaining duration of the recipient's studies.

This year APPEA is also offering applicants who will be completing their engineering degree in 2015 the opportunity to be considered for a paid work placement with a Perth-based oil and gas operator over the 2014-15 summer vacation period.

Application opening date: 16 September 2014
Application closing date: 10 October 2014


Method of application:

The application process is the same for both the scholarship and the vacation work experience. Applicants must indicate which scholarship they are applying for.

Your application should comprise:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Chairman of the APPEA Awards & Scholarships Committee
  • Application addressing ALL of the following points (as outlined above):
    • How the scholarship will assist you with your studies
    • Why are you studying engineering
    • What interests you most about a career in oil and gas
    • Why would you like the opportunity for vacation work experience and which field are you interested in
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript
  • Two references (any combination of academic, personal or professional is acceptable)

Email applications to:
The Chairman
APPEA Awards & Scholarships Committee
scholarships@appea.com.au


Payments

  • The APPEA Scholarships attract a $5,000 per annum award in addition to an opportunity for work experience
  • Additional funding of up to $5000 per annum is available for the Indigenous Australian Scholarship recipient for agreed mentoring services to Indigenous Australians

Please note if you are successful in gaining one of the paid work experience positions being offered for this year's summer vacation period you will not receive the $5,000 award.


Scholarships available

Two scholarships are available in any field of engineering that is relevant to the oil and gas industry. The scholarships are for undergraduate engineering degrees and cover the remaining duration of the recipient's studies for up to five years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

  • One scholarship is specifically for Indigenous Australians of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and APPEA encourages applications from Indigenous Australians who are starting or already undertaking an engineering degree in Australia that is relevant to the oil and gas industry
  • The other scholarship is open to all Australian residents who are starting or undertaking a similar degree

The scholarships include the expectation that paid vacation work experience will be provided with an APPEA member oil and gas operating company within Australia. This income would be in addition to the scholarship award.

Paid work experience opportunities for the 2014-15 summer vacation period:

This year APPEA is offering several students about to enter the final year of their engineering degree the opportunity to undertake paid work experience over the 2014-2015 summer vacation period in the following disciplines:

  • Process engineering
  • Instrument & Control engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering

Eligibility requirements

Nationality:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident

Level of study:

  • UG - Undergraduate bachelor courses

School:


Applicant information:

How and when to apply:

Applicants must indicate which scholarship they are applying for and address the following criteria:

  • How would the APPEA Scholarship assist you in your studies?
  • Why do you want to/why are you studying engineering?
  • What interests you most about a career in the oil and gas industry?

If you are about to enter your final year and interested in the paid vacation work experience opportunity please also address:

  • Why would you like the opportunity for paid vacation work and which discipline are you particularly interested in/why?

Applications must include a statement of academic record, and the names of two professional, academic or personal referees.

Selection:

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted early in November to arrange a phone interview, with recipients of scholarships and vacation placements advised by the end of November 2014.

More information:

Please visit the APPEA Scholarships web page or see the attached flyer for further information about available opportunities, application information and FAQ's.

Please do not contact APPEA for issues covered already in the application instructions or to request an extension.

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