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Student picks up a prestigious award

Posted 8 March 2006

John Butterly with the award

A DETERMINED student from Harper Adams University College has picked up a unique scholarship from an international company.

John Butterly, a first-year BEng Agricultural Engineering student, has been awarded the CLAAS Scholarship for Agricultural Engineering.

John, from, Drogheda, Ireland, is the first student to have been selected for the award, which was established by the company to show commitment to training the agricultural engineers of the future.

Dr Peter Darkins, Senior Lecturer in the Agricultural Engineering Group, said: "We are delighted that Harper Adams University College has been chosen for this prestigious scholarship.

"The CLAAS scholarship presents students with a great opportunity to work with one of the world leaders in the field.

"Career paths for agricultural engineers have always been excellent, and this award along with the increasing number of students interested in land-based engineering is reflected in the number of students applying for places on our unique courses."

The CLAAS Scholarship is awarded to one Engineering student studying Agricultural Engineering or Agricultural Engineering Marketing and Management.

The scholarship will include a payment to John of £2,000 per year during years 1,2, and 4 of the course.

During that time he will also be offered a summer placement with CLAAS UK and will be employed at CLAAS HQ in Germany during the sandwich placement year.

Upon successful completion of their degree, the engineer will be offered a position at CLAAS in Germany or CLAAS UK for the minimum appointment of one year.

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