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Deadline approaches for Port of Milford Haven’s Scholarship Scheme

31/10/2017

Scholarship winners Benjamin Pepper, Harriet Sleight and Sian Thomas completed work placements at the Port during the summerTime is running out for Pembrokeshire students to apply to the Port of Milford Haven’s annual Scholarship Scheme.

There are only two weeks left to be in with a chance of securing one of four awards of £1,500, as well a sought-after work placement next year. To be eligible, students must be attending a British university following an undergraduate course and have spent the majority of their secondary education in Pembrokeshire.

Since the scheme was launched in 2003, over sixty people from a wide range of backgrounds have benefitted from the scholarships. There are no restrictions on the subjects that students are enrolled onto as the projects offered during the placements can be tailored to suit their specialist subject area or interests. Over the past few years the Port has welcomed students following courses such as Environmental Science, Geography, Mechanical Engineering and Music and were subsequently placed within the engineering, environmental and marketing departments.

The judging panel this year will consist of the Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven, Chris Martin; Maxine Thomas, Head of Safeguarding and Learner Services at Pembrokeshire College and Chair of Governors at Milford Haven School, Yvonne Evans.

To apply to the Port’s Scholarship Scheme, please visit www.mhpa.co.uk/scholarship-application by Monday 13th November. Anyone with any queries can get in touch on community@mhpa.co.uk or 01646 696159.

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Photo caption: Scholarship winners Benjamin Pepper, Harriet Sleight and Sian Thomas completed work placements at the Port during the summer

 Notes to Editors

Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas.  It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.

The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.

The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock.  Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.

One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities.  Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes.  All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:
Sara Andrew
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
sara.andrew@mhpa.co.uk

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