Graduates of STEM subjects have the opportunity to apply for a bursary that will fund the tuition of a master’s course in aerospace engineering.

The Aerospace Growth Partnership has seen £6 million invested by government and UK aerospace employers to attract talented graduates into aerospace engineering careers.

The scheme is part of a wider plan to boost the UK’s output of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates, and increase the number of high-value graduate jobs in the UK.

STEM graduates are being sought to apply for the bursary competition, which is being run jointly by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Aeronautical Society, who are aiming to produce a new generation of Chartered Engineers.

Successful bursary students will be expected to make direct links with aerospace employers to secure opportunities for work experience and graduate jobs.

Philip Greenish, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, announced at the scheme’s launch: ‘This programme will make a swift and positive impact on the industry, which needs people with the high-level engineering skills provided by UK universities.’

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