Students from South Tyneside can apply for a new scholarship fund to prepare them for working life in a net zero world.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm recognises the education of young people has been impacted by the pandemic and is committed to supporting the green recovery by helping the next generation to gain the jobs of the future.
The scholarship fund will focus on the areas of East Riding of Yorkshire, and Redcar and Cleveland, where the windfarm connects to the National Grid, as well as South Tyneside, where the Operation and Maintenance Base will be located.
The scholarship fund will provide grants of £5,000 to 50 local students undertaking science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses in further education. The scholarship is to be used towards tuition fees.
The first round of the scholarship fund is open for applications until 30 September 2021 and further details can be found at www.doggerbank.com.
Steve Wilson, Project Director from Dogger Bank Wind Farm said
"We recognise the difficulties young people have had during the pandemic and we want to help the recovery. Our scholarship fund will help local students to prepare for the highly-skilled jobs that will be available in a net zero world. We look forward to supporting and inspiring the workforce of the future as we continue our work to build the world's largest offshore wind farm."
Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located more than 130 km off the Yorkshire coast and will generate enough renewable energy to power six million UK homes. A joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni, SSE Renewables is leading on Dogger Bank construction and delivery while Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion.
In June Dogger Bank Wind Farm unveiled plans for a £1 million construction fund to support the coastal communities where its onshore infrastructure is being developed. The programme includes a significant investment in science, technology, engineering and maths, as well as an operators fund to support local causes. Further information is available here.