Paxton Scholarship

Our annual scholarship programme offers local STEM students paid summer placements to gain real-world experience developing new technology, as well as providing financial support for their final year of study.

What is the Paxton Scholarship?

We launched the programme back in 2017 and continue to run it annually for Sussex based students.

It has been created for second year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), undergraduates studying at the universities of Brighton and Sussex.

Successful applicants get a three-month paid summer internship working on live engineering and development projects, career guidance, and £10,000 funding towards their final year of study.

Many of our previous scholars have gone on to have rewarding careers here at Paxton.

Watch the video to find out about the scholarship open day which takes place in November every year.



How does the application process work?

All interested students are required to attend the Paxton Scholarship Open Day which takes place each November.

Here you will meet our talented engineers and product developers, find out about the technology we create, and experience the culture of working life at Paxton.

Free food from our on-site café is provided for all attendees.

After the Open Day, applicants are invited to complete an application pack, and if successful, attend an assessment day in December which involves team building games, technical tasks, and interviews with our Development team.

The successful scholars are announced in December.

Watch the video to find out about working life at Paxton






Meet Jasmine Montgomery, our Paxton Scholar from 2022 that studied a Electrical & Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons), explains why she applied and completed a Paxton Scholarship

During the Paxton scholarship, I‘ve learned so many commercial and technical skills that I wouldn’t get the opportunity to learn otherwise.







Meet Jazer Barclay, a Paxton Scholar from 2022 that studied a Computer Science BSc (Hons), explains why he applied and completed a Paxton Scholarship

The Paxton scholarship has given me a huge opportunity to open up as an individual and spread my wings in terms of personal development.








Meet Karan Vani, a Paxton Scholar from 2022 that studied a Computer Science BSc (Hons), explains why he applied and completed a Paxton Scholarship

Just be yourself, be genuine…have the ambition to learn and progress yourself, and I think they will take you far.







Sam Peace, Software Test Engineer at Paxton, was a computer science student at the University of Brighton in 2020. He was due to take part in Paxton’s annual scholarship programme when his placement got cancelled due to pandemic social restrictions.

He completed his third year of study remotely like many UK undergraduates at the time, and despite these unexpected and challenging circumstances, Sam secured a 1st class honours degree and later a permanent with us.

Watch the video to learn about Sam’s story and get advice on scholarship applications.