C5 Alliance has awarded their fifth bursary to Ladies’ College student Jessica Salisbury.
Miss Salisbury, 18, will be attending Durham University in September to study Natural Sciences following her A-Level exam results announced today. After completing a BSC in Natural Science Miss Salisbury hopes to go on to study towards an MSci in Maths and Chemistry.
C5 Alliance is committed to investing in local students who have an interest in pursuing a career in the technology sector. Offering a no-strings-attached bursary helps to encourage students to develop their knowledge in their chosen area and comprises of a financial grant as well as the opportunity to undertake summer work with the company.
Miss Salisbury first became interested in coding and technology when she volunteered to help run a charity website. Exploring coding further allowed her to compete in the University of Southampton National Cipher Challenge and Student Robotics Challenge, where she programmed the team’s robot.
The National Cipher Challenge requires entrants to decipher cryptic messages using code, entrants in the Student Robotics have to programme an autonomous robot. Both challenges encourage participants to develop knowledge of coding and help them to progress their skills.
Head of project delivery at C5 Alliance Simon Tidd congratulated Jessica on her exam results and wished her well with her university studies.
“Businesses need to do more to encourage university graduates like Jessica to return to Guernsey on completion of their studies to grow the local skill set for the benefit of all industries.
“C5 is dedicated to establishing relationships with as many young people as possible through engagement with schools and events. It is important for our young people to develop the skills they need to ensure the future of the technology industry is a vibrant and prosperous one – which is why we offer a graduate bursary scheme and entry-level academy.”
C5’s graduate academy allows entry-level candidates to train and develop on-island whether that’s in a technical capacity or in other aspects of the industry such as business analysis or project management.
“The C5 Alliance bursary is one of the only Guernsey bursaries available to support students wishing to study a science degree. The bursary will help me to start my career in the technology sector and I am very much looking forward to working at C5 next summer,” said Miss Salisbury.
Miss Salisbury studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A Level and Classical Greek at AS and was The Ladies’ College Scholar of the Year 2016-2017. She has a keen interest in programming and dynamics which combines physics and mechanics with computing and software to solve a variety of problems.
Applications for the next bursary, for students beginning their studies in September 2017 are accepted until January 2018.
Anyone interested in finding out more about a career with C5 Alliance should contact firstname.lastname@example.org