BP is supporting a number of new activities at the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, with a focus on geoscience, petroleum engineering and subsea engineering disciplines.
Included in this partnership will be an undergraduate sponsorship scheme, worth £20,000 per year to each university and up to six intern placements per year for students from each university with BP.
In addition BP will provide up to date data and educational opportunities for the two institutes to help support relevant courses. This will include providing a suite of core materials and data, the provision of a guest lecturer from its senior management team and two ‘Discovery Days’ visits per university to BP’s North Sea HQ or other North Sea facilities.
The partnership agreement is also looking at a range of other collaborative ventures including the provision of prizes for specific disciplines, student mentoring opportunities and strengthening and improving research and development links.
“Both universities are a crucial source of graduates and talent for the whole of the oil and gas industry and they play an important role in the society and economy of the North East of Scotland,” says BP’s regional president for the North Sea, Trevor Garlick.
“I am delighted that we have been able to form these mutually beneficial partnerships which will enable BP to showcase the industry and careers available while supporting students through their undergraduate studies.”