THE winners of the Port of Milford Haven’s annual scholarship scheme have completed summer work placements experiencing the organisation’s wide range of activities.

Rhiannon Morgan, Rebecca Foster, Elizabeth Jenkins and Isabelle Hughes were interviewed by a panel of judges who took into account their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and ambitions for the future.

They all received £1,500 plus work experience, undertaking projects related to their subject areas and interests.

Rhiannon from Houghton has just completed a law degree at Aberystwyth University and was placed within the estates team; Rebecca from Clunderwen is studying history in Durham and worked with the tourism department; Elizabeth from Pembroke Dock is at Plymouth University studying geology and spent time with the environmental team and Isabelle from Roch who’s an Oxford University student reading molecular and cellular biochemistry was placed within the Quayside Operations department.

The university students presented their projects to senior managers along with the scholarship panel which consisted of the Port’s Chairman Chris Martin; Maxine Thomas, head of Safeguarding and Learner Services at Pembrokeshire College and Yvonne Evans, chair of governors at Milford Haven School.

Chris Martin was impressed with the standard of work produced by the students, saying: “The presentations were very thorough and it was clear that they found the placements to be of great benefit.

"The content was also really thought-provoking and I look forward to exploring some of the suggestions made with my colleagues.”

The 2018/19 Scholarship Scheme will be launched towards the end of September.