UKNEST STEM Scholarship 2023

United Kingdom Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UKNEST) STEM Scholarships

by Debbie

UKNEST STEM Scholarship is open to students registered to any STEM subject degree. Most employers within this sector require UK security clearance for specific projects and positions.

Each academic year, UKNEST engages with universities and colleges across the UK to offer a number of scholarships. The scholarships are for 1 year and open to students studying any STEM subject who are interested in pursuing a career in the UK Maritime Defense Sector.

UKNEST STEM Scholarship

United Kingdom Naval Engineering Science & Technology (UKNEST) is a not-for-profit member organization that works to support the naval enterprise in the UK. Uniquely, it provides an environment for all stakeholder organizations, private and public, to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector, whilst encouraging early careers engagement and providing advocacy and advice to policy makers.

Their strategy comprises the functions of attract, diversify, retain and develop EST people. They support the attraction of talent through inspiring the next generation in EST, informing subject choices at school, bringing the Naval Enterprise alive and influencing career aspirations, as well as demonstrating the exiting opportunities for mid-career transfer and career returners.

They promote and support diversity to ensure talent is drawn from across society including, but not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, socio-economic background. We create resilience through delivering activities and interventions which help sustain an agile workforce for current and predicted skills demands.

Requirements for UKNEST STEM Scholarship

  • Applicants must be studying at UK universities & colleges.
  • Students should be registered for any STEM subject degree.
  • Most employers within this sector require UK security clearance for specific projects and positions.
  • Applicants are required to submit a Cover Letter, CV, and Reference (from their university or college tutor).
  • Answer the following essay question (maximum 500 words):
    • As new technologies come into service to tackle the challenges of Climate Change, older technologies retire. How might the Royal Navy use its older, retiring technology to contribute towards a net zero sustainable future without increasing its carbon footprint?


  • UKNEST graduate buddy
  • Mentoring from a UKNEST Member Organization
  • The potential for a work placement with a UKNEST Organization
  • Funding of £1,500



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