Liebherr Container Cranes is inviting applications for its Engineering Scholarship Programme 2020.

Scholarship recipients will have their college fees paid for the duration of their course and will have the additional benefits of being able to complete work experience during summer vacations and college placements throughout the course terms.

The Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme provides a unique opportunity for Leaving Certificate and first-year college students to gain a third-level qualification, in an engineering course of their choice, from the following engineering disciplines; electrical, mechanical, structural, automation or mechatronics.

“Even now in these uncertain times, development of our products continues apace and with this in mind, we are looking for the best and brightest future engineers to join us as part of the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme,” Liebherr’s Managing Director – Engineering Mr Charlie McCarthy, said.

“We offer fully paid tuition, industrial placement, guaranteed summer work, and the chance to work with our engineers on the development of state-of-the-art container cranes. Today, our cranes feature automation, remote control, self-diagnostics and condition monitoring. We develop all of these technologies in house and the next few years will see additional development of these, along with further development on remote connectivity, digital twinning, blockchain technologies, and so much more. At Liebherr, we give prospective engineers the opportunity to put their college learnings into practice and this is fundamental to their development and education.”

Interested candidates should apply by email to Applicants should include a CV detailing Leaving Certificate/Junior Certificate/college projects and/or results and a cover letter explaining why they have chosen engineering as a career path. In the case of Leaving Certificate applicants, a copy of their completed CAO form showing their choice of engineering course should be included.

Due to the recent uncertainty around this year’s Leaving Certificate, the deadline for the Liebherr Engineering Scholarship Programme has been pushed out until July 3.