Rufus gains a C5 bursary
C5 ALLIANCE has announced Rufus Barnes as the seventh student to benefit from its annual bursary scheme.
The former Grammar School student, 18, is to attend the University of York from this month to study computer science and maths. He wants to pursue a career in software development and has been working alongside other bursary and intern students and C5 consultants building an app to promote recycling.
Chris Ash, head of C5 Guernsey, said: ‘We chose Rufus because of his drive and ambition in his choice of studies and personal projects. We believe that the bursary will make a difference to him and support him during his studies.
‘We’re committed to investing in the islands’ young talent and actively encourage them to bring their expertise and creativity back to the island, which is why we offer a graduate bursary scheme. Our business is continually evolving and offers diverse career opportunities, so it’s important to engage with the future of the industry and provide them with a development path.’
The scheme is for students applying for an undergraduate degree in a science-based, computer science, engineering or maths subject. It includes a six-week paid placement, money towards the cost of studying at university and the opportunity to work alongside C5’s consultants and become part of the team.
Mr Barnes said: ‘I’m thankful to C5 for awarding me the bursary.
‘The opportunity to be able to apply the theory of my A-level computer science course in a practical and useful way is really exciting. I want to be a software developer and this scheme provides some excellent experiences that will help me achieve this goal.’