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The Osborne Scholarship: the future of construction

Now in its third year, Osborne is investing once again, in education and the future of the construction industry, with the award of a £9,000 scholarship to a student at the University of Greenwich.

This year’s recipient is Tom Lovelady, who is currently studying for a BSc Hons in Quantity Surveying. Tom recently met with members of the Osborne team to find out more about the business and what it is like working in the industry.

The scholarship is available for students who are studying on a course that is relevant to Osborne. Each student who applies for the scholarship has to meet a minimum academic standard and write a short paper – both set by the University – as well as submit a statement about what the award will mean to them.  Tom was selected because of an impressive written assessment and for his interest and enthusiasm for Osborne and the industry as a whole.

Tom will be studying in the Stirling prize nominated Stockwell Street Building which Osborne completed in 2014; this heralded the beginning of a special relationship between the University of Greenwich and Osborne that continues today. Many Osborne employees are members of the Greenwich Alumni family, including one of our trainees.

Tom said: “It has been amazing to be the recipient of this scholarship. It can only be beneficial to my degree and my future career.  Knowing I will not have to worry about my financial situation is a good feeling and having the opportunity to learn more about the industry, outside of lectures, from the Osborne staff is invaluable.”

Andy Burrows, Business Improvement Manager, added, “We are tremendously proud to be continuing our support of scholarship students.  Tom was a very deserving candidate and we are delighted he was successful. We look forward to seeing him progress and working with him on a potential summer placement in 2017.”

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