Playford Trust :Nyrstar/Playford Trust Scholarships

Opening Date: 13-08-2019   Closing Date: 27-09-2019  

Description:

With the generous support of Nyrstar, the Playford Trust is delighted to offer up to four new scholarships in 2020. Two two-year scholarships are offered to students entering their third-year of undergraduate studies at one of South Australia’s three universities; one in either chemical engineering and/or metallurgy and one in electrical and/or mechanical engineering. The scholarships are valued at $10,000 per year, for two years. Two one-year scholarships are also offered to students entering fourth-year in the same fields of study; one in chemical engineering and/or metallurgy and one in electrical and/or mechanical engineering.

Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar Port Pirie is the largest single stream primary lead smelter in the world and produces refined commodity grade lead and lead alloys, zinc oxide fume, copper cathode, silver and gold dore, sulphuric acid and other byproduct metals. Nyrstar Port Pirie has recently undergone a A$660m site upgrade to improve its environmental performance and increase its flexibility to treat different feeds and develop into a multi-metal production facility.

Benefits:

The scholarship involves a paid 8-week work placement at Nyrstar’s Port Pirie Smelter over the summer vacation. Students receiving a two year scholarship will undertake an 8 week placement in the vacation before their third-year and before their fourth-year studies commence. Students receiving the fourth-year scholarship will undertake their placement before their fourth-year studies commence. Scholarship holders will be paid generously for each work placement, but are expected to meet their own living expenses while on their 8-week placement.

The paid 8-week work placement will provide the scholarship holder with the opportunity to develop skills and enhance their industry participation. They will undertake a number of technical projects to solve real problems and apply university knowledge in an industrial setting. Working closely with the senior plant metallurgist or senior engineer to properly understand and identify the problem, they will undertake analysis of the problem, develop/design and implement solutions.

At the end of their scholarship and studies, the scholarship holder may be offered a place in Nyrstar’s graduate program at Port Pirie.

Eligibility:

  • Students are undertaking third-year or fourth-year undergraduate studies at one of South Australia’s three universities in either chemical engineering and/or metallurgy or electrical and/or mechanical engineering.
  • Preference will also be given to indigenous students or students whose home base is in the mid north of South Australia. However, all eligible students are encouraged to apply.
  • Students are prepared to develop skills and enhance their industry participation by undertaking an 8-week paid work placement at Nyrstar’s Port Pirie Smelter over the summer vacation before their third and fourth-year of studies.
  • Students have a passion for the resource and smelting industries.
  • Students are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa, and are South Australian residents who are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are likely to provide a benefit to the State.
  • Students are high achievers, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
  • Students are of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.

Application:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 17th September 2019 - via the Playford trust website

Further information about the Playford Trust scholarships is available on the https://playfordtrust.com.au/project/nyrstar-playford-trust-scholarships/ website. Specific enquiries can be directed to Mary Anne Fairbrother at admin@playfordtrust.com.au or on 08 8429 5220.

 

For more information: http://playfordtrust.com.au/

Scholarship Type: undergraduate, honours, academic merit, commencing,

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