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Caithness graduate achieves long-held ambition


A young man from Castletown in Caithness has achieved his ambition after graduating with a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Robert Gordon University (RGU).

All through high school, Martyn Campbell’s (22) ambition was to go to University to help stand him in good stead for his future career.

After gaining the grades he needed, he was accepted on the course at RGU and hasn’t looked back since.

“Going to university was always my target during high school as I wanted to be the best I could be, in terms of qualifications before I began my working career,” he said.

“I chose Electronic and Electrical Engineering as it was the area I was most interested in when I undertook my third year work experience in High School, and looking back I feel vindicated in that decision as I not only enjoyed learning about the many areas of electrical engineering, but also secured employment at the end of my studies.

“I chose RGU due to its well-known high employment rates after graduation and its strong ties with the oil and gas industry, and although the industry is of course not exactly booming right now, I still managed to find employment in the industry.”

Martyn was one of many students who benefited from those ties to industry and was supported by its scholarship scheme.

“I was fortunate enough to benefit from one of RGU's many scholarships that it offers in conjunction with several oil and gas companies.

“From my second year I was on the Kongsberg Maritime Scholarship which, along with allowing me to undertake invaluable summer placements with them, also provided me with financial support during term times. This allowed me to concentrate fully on my studies without having to worry about a job to support myself.”

And the future is looking bright, Martyn has secured a graduate position with an organisation in Farnborough as he looks to develop the knowledge and skills he learned at university.

“My plan is now to begin working on the Fluor Graduate Scheme down in Farnborough in January as a Control Systems Design Engineer, and work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

“I hope to gain experience in the oil and gas industry, and also the many other areas which Fluor operate. Also, as Fluor are an International company with offices in every continent, I will do my best to gain some international experience which will undoubtedly help my development as a young engineer.”

 

Release by Rob Smith
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