A scholarship program agreement between investment manager, AMP Capital, and University College London (UCL), is seeing potential infrastructure professionals mentored through scholarship-funded degrees, who will the undertake work placements with AMP Capital.
Three scholarships would be provided annually under the terms of the agreement, provided to students entering UCL's MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance. AMP Capital global head of infrastructure equity, Boe Pahari, said the program would help identify the talent early on.
"We [want] to encourage the next generation of talent in global infrastructure. The opportunities in infrastructure are vast," he said.
"It's an honour to make a contribution towards nurturing the professionals of the future in an asset class we believe has enormous future growth potential."
Pahari said the industry reflected a critical part of the social needs of communities across the globe, and that infrastructure had the potential to grow incrementally.
UCL MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance program director, Dr Aris Pantelias, said: "[This] is a pioneering new course that enables students to develop the skills needed to finance and deliver complex infrastructure projects".
"There is a wealth of talent in the UK as well as the rest of the world and we want to ensure that financial constraints are no barrier to people with potential; scholarships are always in high demand.
"[This is] an invaluable opportunity to attract the brightest mindsâ€¦ and develop the next generation of infrastructure specialists to meet the complex demands of the modern world."