Due to the high standard of applicants, Webtec is proud this year to sponsor two Arkwright Engineering Scholarships and has awarded Roy Cuthbert Scholarships to Emily Williams and Rona French.
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, part of the educational charity ‘The Smallpeice Trust’ is a national scheme. Now in its 30th year, it aims to widen access and provide young people from all backgrounds the chance to experience the exciting world of engineering. Webtec has been proud supporters since 1991 and the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship, which is part of the scheme, was named after Webtec’s founder, a passionate engineer and entrepreneur who passed away in 2013.
This scholarship scheme acts as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in the UK schools and helps to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline, in the critical 16 to 18 age range.
“Recognising talent in students and rewarding hardwork and commitment is important and we are delighted to have the opportunity to award two scholarships to young female students who well deserve this accolade. Webtec is passionate to support and encourage young talent into engineering and the Arkwright Scholarship offers a great opportunity to help students achieve their full potential” commented Martin Cuthbert, Webtec’s Managing Director.
In addition to the Arkwright Scholarships the company also actively supports other programmes including the Primary Engineer® Leaders Award and the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) and works with local schools to offer career guidance and job opportunities at Webtec.
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme for 2022 is now open to applications from Year 11 students in England and Wales, S4 students in Scotland and Year 12 students in Northern Ireland. Schools or students who would like to apply for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme, can visit www.arkwright.org.uk to learn more.