BursariesNurturing city talent whilst re-investing skills back into the city
How do you nurture and retain home-grown talent and secure new skills to invest back into Peterborough? This is a constant challenge for the largest city in the UK without a dedicated university and requires different ways of thinking to support ambitious individuals.
A new programme was developed and funding allocated for four Peterborough individuals to study an MSc in Sustainability. This created a unique opportunity for local people to enhance their knowledge whilst also re-investing their new skills back into Peterborough to drive our Smart City approaches.
Nilam Patel and Jennie Orrell were the first Peterborough DNA bursary scheme beneficiaries. Both are now working in local Peterborough organisations using the knowledge and expertise gained through their studies to tackle city and business sustainability challenges. Clare Foster and Robin Eagle were the most recent recipients of the bursary scheme.
“The Peterborough DNA opportunity has been invaluable for me. I’ve learnt so much, widened my horizons, and built an incredible UK-wide specialist network. Now I’m bringing all that back to the city and helping local businesses work smarter.”
MSc Bursary Scheme participant