Amey supports veterans through Open University’s Disabled Veterans Scholarship Fund

04 February 2021
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In April 2020, Amey entered into a partnership with the Open University (OU) to support their Disabled Veterans Scholarship Fund (DVSF) which provides injured veterans with not only the opportunity to study for free but to do so with careers and disability wrap-around support. Last year, 55 lives were changed by the DVSF, in addition to the 105 veterans that were already on the programme, and Amey is proud to have played a part in helping veterans to reignite their self-belief and give them a renewed sense of purpose and hope for a future following service to their country. 

A key part of our OU partnership is to provide funding for students to carry out their studies and in autumn last year we were delighted that a disabled veteran successfully secured a funded scholarship place as a direct result of our support. Over the next few months, the student will have access to a number of vital resources which include practical help with alternative format study materials and equipment as well as guidance from the OU careers team to help them gain a recognised civilian qualification. 

We’ll also be working closely with the OU to support a further 13 students by offering careers advice and work experience placements to build their confidence and demonstrate how businesses such as ours are keen to harness the skills they learnt during their military careers. 

Professor Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor, The Open University said “Amey’s support offers students the chance to build a new future. This impacts not just on their lives but on their families, the people around them and their communities. I would like to thank Amey for their generous support over the past year. We are looking forward to continuing to build on the relationship and the vital work we are doing together.” 

Amey is committed to the Armed Forces Covenant principle of being open to employing reservists, veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners and holds the Gold Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. 

In Spring, 50 places will be available on the Open University’s DVSF programme. To find out more please visit 

If you are from the Armed Forces community and would like information about careers at Amey please visit