14 June 2013

Fellowship opens doors to UK Parliament

UK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST)

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is inviting applications for The Ashok Kumar Fellowship which gives a chemical engineering graduate the opportunity to spend three months working at the UK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST).

The successful candidate will be the fourth graduate to hold The Ashok Kumar Fellowship since it was established in 2010.

Kumar, an IChemE Fellow and Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East, was the only serving chemical engineer in UK parliament at the time of his sudden death in 2010.

AshokKumarThe Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for one successful graduate, from anywhere in the world, to spend three months working at the UK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST). The project is jointly funded by IChemE and the North-East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

Previous graduates to receive the Fellowship include Iwan Roberts, James Lawrence and Katie Atkinson.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2013. Full details, including eligibility and an application form, are available from IChemE’s website.

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