Research competition for student engineers


The Scottish Government in partnership with the Scottish Road Research Board has launched a competition to offer second year undergraduate civil engineering students the opportunity to win a place on the Road Maintenance Research Working Group.

The three winning students will go on a summer placement, which will set them a series of tasks providing invaluable insight into the day to day work of the teams responsible for maintaining Scotland’s strategic and local road network.

On successful completion, the students will also be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Forth Road Bridge, where they can climb the bridges towers and be given an engineering master-class.

Minister for transport and islands, Derek Mackay, said: 'The Scottish Roads Research Board is a fantastic example of roads authorities working collaboratively to develop innovative ways of working. I am delighted that the Board is opening its doors to our future civil engineers. Road maintenance is a great topic for the students to focus on - there will always be roads in need of repair and there will always be a demand for road maintenance engineers.'

Further information including details of how to apply are available on the Transport Scotland website here. 

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