Salford University have partnered with cladding experts Intelligent FS to offer two construction scholarships for students from low-income backgrounds.
Intelligent FS, based in Hale, have more than 60 years experience in the construction industry. The firm are unique in employing a boutique cladding team to tackle the UK cladding crisis following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017.
Intelligent have pledged to actively work with developers to retrospectively fit safe cladding on buildings, as more than 50 high-rise buildings still have the same highly-flammable cladding that killed 72 people in Grenfell Tower.
Salford University have announced two Intelligent FS Scholarships, for students from low-income backgrounds, are on offer for the 2022-2023 academic year; one in Construction Project Management and the other in Quantity Surveying.
The successful applicants will receive a non-repayable financial award during their undergraduate studies and will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts at Intelligent.
Rob Williams, co-founder of Intelligent FS, said: “It is an honour to be able to support the next generation of construction experts with this gesture and we are very proud to be working with Salford University to enable this.”
Nicky Harris, Lecturer in Construction Management at Salford University, added: “It’s an opportunity for students to see what they are learning in the real-life workplace. It allows them to put theory into practice, as well as enhancing collaboration skills.
“It can be quite inspirational too for our students and makes a real difference to their lives.”
The inaugural recipients of the Intelligent FS Scholarships will be awarded in November 2022.
Intelligent FS were recently awarded a £3.5 million cladding contract at Milliners Wharf in Manchester as they continue to lead the way in removing non-compliant insulation.