Alerts

Public Service Bursary Award Scheme

The Public Service Bursary Award Scheme awards up to 15 scholarships annually to Bermudians pursuing post-secondary academic qualifications in a discipline, which has been identified by Government Departments, that meets the future needs of the Department. This ensures a well-trained cadre of people to fill positions within the Public Service. The bursaries are valued at $10,000 per annum; not exceeding five years.

The Bursaries are awarded by the Public Service Commission to selected applicants enrolled in courses of study at a university, college or other training institution, in order to acquire professional or technical qualifications. The award is a contribution towards the student’s expenses and not expected to cover all costs. Other expenses, whether living expenses or tuition are the responsibility of the student.

To be considered for a Bursary Award, applicants must:

  • Be Bermudian citizens;
  • Have completed no less than 5 years of schooling in Bermuda;
  • Be 40 years of age or under, at date of application;
  • Have been accepted into an institution of higher learning or is currently undertaking courses leading to a professional, specialist or technical qualification required within the Public Service;
  • Be in an Undergraduate or Master’s Degree programme; and
  • Be planning a career in the Public Service upon completion of their education.

Only fully completed Bursary applications, regarding the areas of study specified and received by the deadline will be considered. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4:45 p.m. Friday, 28th April, 2017.

Possible Career Opportunities:

Department of Public Works, Ministry of Public Works
Posts: Highways Engineer, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Areas of Study: BA Engineering

Department of Public Lands & Buildings, Ministry of Public Works
Post: Estate Surveyor
Areas of Study: Any Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accredited courses in the fields of Estate Management or Building Surveying

Department of Land Valuation, Ministry of Public Works
Post: Valuer
Areas of Study: Any Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accredited courses that include: Property Valuations and Appraisals

Department of Community Health (Long Term Care), Ministry of Health
Post: Nurse
Areas of Study: BSN Nursing

Department of Environmental Health, Ministry of Health
Post: Environmental Health Officers
Areas of Study: BA Environmental Health

Department of Ageing and Disability Services, Ministry of Health
Posts: Case Manager, Case Worker Assistant
Areas of Study: BA Social Work, Gerontology, Learning Disabled and Asso. Degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Learning Disabled

Department of Planning, Ministry of Environment
Post: Plans Examiner
Areas of Study: BA Civil Engineering, Architecture or related discipline *Degree to be recognized by NSPE, AIA, CSE or equivalent

Post: Planner
Areas of Study: BA Urban/Regional Environmental Planning or a similar discipline recognized by Royal Town Planning Institute, Canadian Institute of Planners, American Institute of Certified Planners or a similar professional bodies

Post: Heritage Officer
Areas of Study: BA Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering or Historic Preservation Management

Post: Information Systems Officer
Areas of Study: BA Computer Science/Information Technology Management specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Land Surveying or Geography (Cartography)

Post: Building Control Officer
Areas of Study: BA or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Surveying or related discipline. Degree to be recognized by a Professional Body such as NSPE, AIA, CSE or equivalent

Department of Maritime Operations Center, Marine & Ports, Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities 
Post: Trainee Maritime Operations Centre Controller
Areas of Study: Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nautical Science  Maritime Operations, Search & Rescue Coordination, Vessel Traffic Management, Communications, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) rules, Regulations & Equipment
Bermuda Branch Pilot Service, Marine & Ports, Ministry of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities 

Post: Apprentice Branch Pilot
Areas of Study: Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nautical Science or other equivalent qualification such as the Canadian Diploma in Nautical Science and pursue an Office of the Watch (OOW) Certificate

Feedback