New Royal Military College leadership and management scholarship launched
18 January 2017
The Australian Army and ManpowerGroup Australia today launched the first Royal Military College (RMC) Leadership and Management Scholarships during an Army Officer Appointment Ceremony in Canberra.
The $10,000 RMC Scholarship is a new recruitment initiative funded by ManpowerGroup Australia.
Glenn McPhee, Director Recruiting Services, ManpowerGroup Australia said the scholarships aim to promote awareness of the Royal Military College – Duntroon to all prospective candidates who can demonstrate the attributes of a successful leader.
“This is an exciting opportunity for potential recruits interested in attending the Royal Military College – Duntroon,” Mr McPhee said.
“ManpowerGroup will be funding 12 awarded scholarships per annum across the two intakes in January and July, with eight scholarships allocated to diversity candidates.
“This scholarship scheme is also designed to provide greater support and opportunity to Indigenous Australians and women interested in joining the Australian Army as a General Service Officer.”
Scholarship recipient Jessica Lyons said she was honoured to be awarded the Manpower group Australia RMC Scholarship for Women in Management.
“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to be a leader for future generations under the Rising Sun Badge,” Ms Lyons said.
“I have the drive to succeed and accomplish all tasks I am faced with and will always strive to be a role model and support those both above and below me.”
Seamus Flynn, recipient of the Indigenous Management RMC Scholarship said the Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course (IPRC) set him up for success to achieve a position at the Royal Military College.
“IPRC allowed me to further invest in my own professional development and gave me the opportunity to become an Army Officer, an opportunity I am extremely grateful for,” Mr Flynn said.
“I believe a diverse team is an effective one, as individual strengths and experiences can be shared.”
“I am looking forward to being part of an organisation that values the diversity of its people and actively seeks to develop every single individual.”
Commandant Royal Military College – Duntroon Brigadier Mark Brewer commended the recipients on their achievement.
“These scholarship recipients have shown commitment to their communities and outstanding leadership potential with the ability to grasp opportunity and think innovatively,” Brigadier Brewer said.
“I welcome these officer candidates into the Australian Army and wish them every success.
“RMC Duntroon is one of the world's best officer training institutions and it will provide them the foundation they need to develop into the future leaders of the Army.”
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