Five CQUni students win Anglo American scholarships
Published on 21 Nov, 2011Media Contact: Stefanie (0437 830 108) or Katie (0447 263912).
Five CQUniversity Engineering students have been congratulated among winners of Anglo American scholarships, each worth $12,500 a year.
Katie Buttery, Stefanie Crawford, Michael Boulter, Jacob McLeod and Thomas Axelsen attended an awards luncheon at Brisbane's Customs House.
The scholarship gives students the opportunity to participate in up to 12 weeks' paid vacation work within Anglo American's Australian mining operations. CQUniversity students studying the Engineering Co-op degree are able to complete two of their six-month placements with Anglo American Metallurgical Coal as well.
Stefanie is a second-year Mechanical Engineering student who will be commencing her first six-month Co-op placement in Middlemount with Capcoal Anglo mining operations at an open cut mine.
Michael is a third-year Electrical Engineering student who will be working at Dawson open cut mine for his vacation work out at Moura.
Katie is a third-year Electrical Engineering student who will be working within the Capcoal mining operations in Middlemount at Grasstree Underground mine for her vacation work placement.
Both Jacob and Thomas are second-year Engineering students who will complete vacation work with Anglo for the 2012/2013 vacation period, as they have commenced their first placement with Wes Farmers Curragh mine for their first Co-op six-month placement.
There were 500 applicants for the prestigious scholarships, with 22 successful in gaining awards.
Not only do Anglo American scholarship holders get financial benefits, they also get the opportunity to gain networking opportunities and practical experience within their chosen profession.
After completing their degree, scholarship winners have the opportunity to apply for a graduate position within Anglo American Metallurgical Coal.
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal has operations in both Queensland and NSW and students have the opportunity to work within the following mining operations;
- Moranbah North Mine