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Aggregate industries invests in future industry leaders

2 April 2009

We are continuing to invest in the future stars of the construction and building materials world by providing bursaries for geology students at the University of Leicester for the second year running.

Markfield-based Aggregate Industries founded the bursary programme at the university last year, which provides financial support as well as work placements in the company during the summer months. Students are selected through an initial questionnaire, a one day visit to the company’s head office and a real life team project. This year 11 further students will receive bursaries.

Kip Jeffery, senior lecturer in industrial rocks and minerals at the University of Leicester, commented: “We are delighted that Aggregate Industries is once again offering these bursaries to our students which continues to build upon the range of existing research, technical and other links with the Geology Department at Leicester. The programme allows our students to spend time at the company and undertake project work, gaining valuable practical experience and industry insight.”

Bill Bolsover, our Group Chief Executive said: “A geology degree is a good preparation for a career in construction and building products but geologists who enter our business have the opportunity to reach all levels through the management training scheme. The undergraduates who received our bursaries last year all have the hallmarks of future industry leaders and we look forward to working with this years students.”

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