Paxton, a UK provider for electronic IP access control and video door entry solutions, is continuing to invest in local university students with the Paxton Scholarship programme.
On 9 November Paxton welcomed students to their state-of-the-art Paxton Technology Centre to showcase what’s on offer from the 2019 Paxton Scholarship programme. Over 140 enthusiastic students attended the scholarship open day where they discussed the Paxton’s latest products with Paxton’s technology experts in engineering, research and product design. The students enjoyed hands-on product demonstrations and discovered their potential career opportunities with the company.
Samson Mwita, student at University of Sussex, said, “I think it’s great that Paxton are offering students this opportunity and guidance with their studying. It seems like a fun exciting company to work for and hearing about the company’s journey directly from the CEO was really inspiring.”
Launched in 2017, the Paxton Scholarship now offers students studying engineering and product design related courses the opportunity to win one of four scholarship places each worth £10,000, plus a 3-month paid work placement from July 2019. As part of the scholarship, students will participate in current technology research projects at Paxton that will form the final year project of their degree course.
2018 Paxton scholar Laurence Budd, BSc Computer Science student at University of Brighton, said, “I am working on an idea for a new internal app and I’ll be testing some CCTV cameras too. I can happily say I’m thrilled to be working here at Paxton and I’m loving working on the projects I’ve been given.”
Commenting on the open day, Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said, “I am delighted that Paxton has been able to attract so many students to our open day. All our visitors were able to see first-hand some of the technologies we use and chat with staff about what it’s like having a career at Paxton.
“Our partnerships with both University of Brighton and Sussex are going from strength to strength. The Paxton Scholarship is an initiative that we intend to build on each year. This year, we have four scholarship places to award and I can already tell that it’s, once again, going to be a difficult decision.”
George Livas, student at University of Brighton, said, “The scholarship open day was fantastic. The facilities at Paxton are amazing and all of the staff were lovely and polite. I really enjoyed the presentation from the CEO and talking to the product developers.