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Bursaries for postgraduate software development training

The Scott Trust Ltd, owner of Guardian Media Group plc, is offering two bursaries to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the necessary qualifications needed to pursue a career in software development for the web.

Applications for 2011 are now closed.

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As a media organisation we are keen to reflect the society we serve. We encourage female graduates who have been disadvantaged in terms of their career as a result of family or other domestic commitments to apply, particularly women returning to the workplace – a group recognised as being under-represented in software development*. The bursary pays for tuition fees and provides a subsistence allowance of £5,000. The bursary will also include a work placement that will offer the successful applicants a chance to see the increasingly important role technology plays at GMG.

Although the bursaries do not offer employment within Guardian Media Group, several awardees of other Scott Trust Ltd bursary schemes have been offered jobs with GMG titles and businesses following their training.

We select applicants for shortlist interviews as follows: a graduate and a permanent resident in the United Kingdom, you should have a 2:1 degree in any discipline and be accepted on a BCS accredited postgraduate Information Technology conversion course – full time of one year duration. You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be IT literate. You should have a keen interest in software development for the web, a commitment to a career in media software development, and need the financial support to progress in your career.

* This data is supported by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. For further information please visit the BCS website.

The Scott Trust Ltd is the sole owner of Guardian Media Group plc (GMG). GMG’s media interests include the Guardian and Observer newspapers,, regional radio stations across the UK, and shares in Auto Trader publisher Trader Media Group and business-to-business media group Emap.

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