A GLOBAL technology company is investing in university students with a new scholarship programme offering £30,000 of funding, months of on-the-job training and exciting research opportunities.

Paxton, who are based in Home Farm Road, Brighton, design and manufacture security systems.

It has announced the first recipients of the scheme which has been created in collaboration with the University of Brighton.

The Paxton Scholarship, which launched last November, offered the opportunity for students studying engineering and product design related courses at the university to win one of three scholarship places each worth £10,000 plus a three-month paid work placement with the company from July 2018.

As part of the scholarship, the three scholars will participate in technology research projects at Paxton which will then form the final year project of their degree course.

In November the company hosted a student open day at its new state-of-the-art facility, the Paxton Technology Centre, which was attended by more than 100 students.

The open day provided the opportunity to learn more about the company and the application process, meet Paxton’s experts in product development and research, and receive hands-on technology demonstrations of the company’s diverse product range.

The successful three students selected are:

• Yury Johnson, 20, who is studying (BEng) Electronics and Computing

• Laurence Budd, 21, (BSc) Computer Science

• Sam Innes, 20, (BSc) Computer Science

Chief Executive Adam Stroud said: “ The Paxton Scholarship is a long-term initiative designed to ensure that we can secure the bright-minds needed for the company’s continued success and prosperity.

“I am thrilled how the initiative was embraced by both the team at Paxton as well as the students and staff.”