NEXT GENERATION: Bartholomew Dickman (second from left), Jack McDonald (third left), Justin Gleeson (third right) and Benjamin Smythe (second right) with CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills (far right), executive general manager Andrew Varvari (far left), principal engineer David Bell (centre) and HR administrator Jillian Evans.
NEXT GENERATION: Bartholomew Dickman (second from left), Jack McDonald (third left), Justin Gleeson (third right) and Benjamin Smythe (second right) with CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills (far right), executive general manager Andrew Varvari (far left), principal engineer David Bell (centre) and HR administrator Jillian Evans. Contributed

Chinchilla students awarded engineering scholarships

FOUR Chinchilla school leavers are set to build a bright future for themselves and the region.

Chinchilla State High 2018 graduates Bartholomew Dickman, Justin Gleeson, Jack McDonald and Benjamin Smythe were all awarded CS Energy's first ever engineering scholarships under the company's new program.

All four have started studying at the University of Queensland, diving into the world of mechanical, chemical and mechatronic engineering.

Under the scholarship, they will receive some financial aid from CS Energy during their degree and will work at CS Energy as vacation students.

Following their degrees, they will be encouraged to apply for CS Energy's Graduate Program and may receive further financial aid if they are successful.

Mr McDonald is studying mechatronic engineering and said the scholarship will have a "huge influence” on his career.

"I'm really interested in power stations - I like researching different ones, how they work and finding out about all the advances in energy production, like green energy,” he said.

CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said the scholarships will help CS Energy provide a pipeline of talent to the Graduate Program.