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Public Service Bursary Award Scheme

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The 2021-2022 Bursary Awards are available for accredited post-secondary programmes of study both locally and overseas. The bursaries are valued at a maximum of $20,000 each, per year.

To be considered for a Bursary Award, applicants must:

  • Be Bermudian Citizens
  • Have completed no less than five 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 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
  • 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, 14th May, 2021 and must be returned by email to bursary@gov.bm.

Department of Employee & Organizational Development, Ministry of the Cabinet Office
Post: Management Services Partner
Areas of Study: Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Management Science
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or Management Science.

Marine & Ports Services, Ministry of Transport
Post: Marine Service Officer/Aids to Navigation
Areas of Study: International Maritime Organization (IMO) lll Code requirements/International Maritime background/Management - Aids to Navigation/IALA
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving an International Marine Certificate, Officer of the Watch Certificate (OOW), or equivalent.  Candidates are also required to obtain a Local Class 'C' Pilot's License, an IALA Level 1 Aids to Navigation for Manager's certificate or equivalent, and a Certificate in Supervisory Management.

Post: Maritime Operations Centre Controller
Areas of Study: Maritime Operations, Search & Rescue Coordination, Vessel Traffic Management, Communications, Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) rules, regulations & equipment, Vessel Navigation including rules of the road.
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a minimum of a Merchant Marine Maritime Radio Communications General Certificate (MRGC) or Electro-Technical Officer Training with Radio and Radar modules or a Class IV Watch Keeping Certificate or equivalent with Coast Radio Station GMDSS Communication Training Certificate to a Commonwealth standard.

Ministry Headquarters, Ministry of Education
Post: Policy Analyst
Areas of Study: Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Educational Policy
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Educational Policy or a related subject. 

Office of Project Management and Procurement, Ministry of the Cabinet Office
Post: Contract and Compliance Manager
Areas of Study: Law, Business, Finance, Accounting, Compliance and Risk Management
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Law, Public or Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related discipline is required, and a ICA or Contract Management and PMI in Risk Management Certifcation.

Post: Procurement Manager
Areas of Study: Business, Law, Finance, or Liberal Arts
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Law, Finance, or Liberal Arts.

Planning, Ministry of Home Affairs
Post: Assistant Planner
Areas of Study: Planning, Architectural Design, Urban Georgraphy, Environmental Studies, Survey Office
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies and membership in the Royal Town Planning Institute or equivalent.

Public Lands and Buildings, Ministry of Public Works
Post: Estates Surveyor
Areas of Study: Property Estate Management, Real Estate or equivalent 
Education Target: Candidate must commit to achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Estates Management and membership in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent.

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