Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, announces that a student from the University of Aberdeen has been awarded the Ian MacDonald Memorial Scholarship. Ronnie Mutch, a 27-year-old computing sciences student from Fraserburgh, was awarded the scholarship by Petrofac to assist his studies at the University.
The scholarship is awarded every four years to support a student with considerable ability that is pursuing an honours degree in computing sciences. The scholarship includes financial support for four years and a summer work placement.
Ronnie follows in the footsteps of previous scholarship recipients Neil Stirton and Marie-Ann Fyvie. Both Neil and Marie-Ann enjoyed the benefits of summer placements with Petrofac prior to securing full-time positions with the company.
Cathy Stansfield, information management director for Petrofac Operation Services, said: “Petrofac is continually looking for ways of encouraging students to get involved in the industry. I am delighted that Petrofac can offer Ronnie this opportunity and I look forward to having him in my team during his work placement.”
Ronnie Mutch said: "As a mature student, starting University for the first time was a daunting thought and came with its own challenges. I was thrilled when I found out that I was getting the scholarship from Petrofac. The summer placement means a lot to me, in that I can immediately put into practice what I am learning. This real world experience will put so much value onto my degree."