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2020 NNPC/SPDC Joint Venture Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, is pleased to announce the Tenth annual NNPC/SPDC_JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states. The objective of the scholarship programme is to provide postgraduate study opportunity in courses relevant to the oil and gas industry, for qualifying students from listed Niger Delta states.

In nine years of the programme, 92 students have won the opportunity to study at top-rated universities in the UK on full scholarship

The following courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institutions:

Universities Degree
Imperial College London MSc Petroleum Engineering MSc Petroleum GeoscienceMSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering
University of Abeerdeen MSc GeophysicsMSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & GasMSc Advanced Chemical EngineeringMSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience
University of Leeds MSc Exploration GeophysicsMSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering

 

Eligibility 

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must;

  • display intellectual ability and leadership potential
  • have an adequate standard of English (at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College’s language requirement
  • have been offered admission to study on one of the Eligible Courses at the College having applied through the normal application process;
  • already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the Scholarship) a degree of an equivalent standard to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree
  • must have completed their National Youth Service by September 2020
  • be ordinarily indigenes of Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers State, and intend to return to Nigeria on completion of proposed programme of study
  • have not already had the chance of studying in the UK or other developed country.
  • be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2020
  • currently reside in Nigeria
  • have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2020
  • Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC, Royal Dutch SHELL Group of Companies or the College will not be eligible to apply for the Scholarships

Application Process

  • Submit application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the university.
  • The universities will process applications and select candidates who will attend interviews with SPDC before being considered for final selection.
  • Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than April 15, 2020.

Benefits

The scholarship will cover tuition, one economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.

More information on specific course admission requirements can be obtained from the websites of the three individual universities.

  • Please note that the stipends (living expenses) are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only.
  • This is a non-committal scholarship. Note that NEITHER SPDC NOR any Shell affiliated company is obligated to offer employment of any sort to any candidate upon graduation, neither are successful candidates bonded to SPDC for any period of time on account of the scholarship award.
  • SPDC will only provide a medical insurance in line with UK Student Visa requirements

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the SPDC 2020 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

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Baker Hughes Ignite Graduate Internship 2020

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Applications are now open for the the Baker Hughes Ignite Graduate 2020The Baker Hughes Ignite Graduate Internship is a 12 month structured learning placement that offers practical work experience in the Oil and Gas Industry. Interns will undertake core complex project to generate value for Baker Hughes and act as a vehicle to demonstrate capability and commitment.

In addition to project execution you will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of the Baker Hughes business which may open up potential opportunities for ongoing employment. Furthermore, you will build your network within the industry.

During the internship you will have the opportunity to become familiar with Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) requirements, participate in technically focused on-job training, participate in team meetings, as well as working on projects and presenting the results to business leaders. You will also be expected to complete all assigned tasks in the agreed timelines and take the opportunity to demonstrate your capability of exceeding requirements.

The internship will give you first-hand insights into the processes, systems and practices that are aligned to ensure that customer needs are met through flawless execution and the application of leading-edge technology in challenging work environments.

If you are successful in the selection process the specific details of your internship assignment will be explained to you prior to your start date.

Essential Responsibilities

The Communications Intern will be responsible for supporting Communications tasks and projects that cut across multiple communications domains. He/she will receive education and personal mentorship from the top minds in your field while being exposed to a variety of disciplines such as commercial communication strategy development and execution, internal & employee communication, external media and public relations. Also, they will be involvement in corporate social media strategy, organizational change management comms, crisis management, and other critical skills in the Communications discipline. The intern experience will be unique and personalized based on their interests, competencies, and business needs.

As a valuable member of our team, SSA IGNITE interns will receive many benefits including:

  • Challenging work assignments
  • Exposure to a multinational company
  • Developmental feedback
  • Opportunities to network with Leaders and other interns

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Recent college/university graduate with no more than 1-1.5 years’ work experience /or with national service discharge (if applicable)
  • Authorized to work in country full-time and without restriction
  • Interest in Communications/Marketing/Public Relations – related degrees preferred
  • Must have an advanced to fluent level of English
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Confident self-starter who has demonstrated drive
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and work to deadlines

Preferred qualifications/requirements:

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication, integrity, critical thinking/analytical skills, agility/flexibility, a continuous learning mind-set, teamwork and collaboration, drive for results, and initiative in addition to involvement in student societies or volunteer work.

APPLY

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020 Baker Hughes Ignite Graduate Internship

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The Roddenberry Prize 2020 for Organizations with innovative solutions

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The $1M Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape. Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity. Applications from anyone — individuals, for-profits, teams, non-profits, and B-corps — are welcome.

Deadline: April 10, 2020.
Eligibility

The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Prize applications from individuals, non-profits, social enterprises, and B-corps who meet all of the following:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older
  • Organizations or institutions with a budget of $10mil or less
  • Organizations whose primary focus of their work is either Education, Science, Environment, or Humanity
  • Submit an application in English
  • Include completed responses to all required application questions
  • Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Prize grant program
    Be able to legally receive grant funding
Prizes

Four awardees will receive $250,000 each. Awards will be announced in August 2020. The top organizations in each issue area that are not awarded a prize will be recognized publicly as Finalists.

Timeline and Applications
Prize Launch: March 4, 2020
Between March 4 and April 10, learn about the Prize, register account, review and apply.
 
Round One Deadline: April 10, 2020
Complete registration and submit application by 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline.
 
Round One review: April 13–May 8, 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation team reviews submissions to ensure compliance with Prize eligibility and rules. Advisors provide specialised expertise to reviewers, and Round One applications are evaluated using a scoring rubric.
 
Round Two opens: May 11, 2020
Select number of applications will be invited to submit application for Round Two of the Prize. Only those who are invited to Round Two will remain in consideration for the Prize. Invited applicants will have four weeks to submit their Round Two application.
 
Round Two deadline: June 5, 2020
Round Two applicants will have three weeks to submit their Round Two application. All Round Two applications are due by June 5, 2020, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications cannot be submitted after deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Round Two Evaluation: June 8- July 13, 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation team a panel of advisors evaluates applications using the scoring criteria, with consultations from advisors. Top scoring applications from each category are selected for award.
 
Prize Announcement: August 2020
The 2020 Prize Awardees will be announced on The Roddenberry Foundation website, The Roddenberry Foundation social media, and via press release.
HOW TO APPLY 

If you did not register for our new application system in 2019, or if you submitted an application in 2018 or earlier, you can create an account APPLY HERE.

If you did create an account, simply sign in HERE and click the “Apply” button on the right next to “Prize”.

For more Information: Visit the website for Roddenberry Prize 2020 for Social Entrepreneurs & Changemakers 

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