QUEST marks 40 years of support for civil engineers

QUEST is celebrating 40 years of funding civil engineering students and projects with a special publication full of QUEST scholar stories and a new award.

QUEST: financial support and development for civil engineer students
QUEST: financial support and development for civil engineer students

The Queen's Jubilee Scholarship Trust, or QUEST, was set up in 1977 to encourage young people to pursue careers in civil engineering and over the years has grown to offer opportunities for financial support and development to existing members.

Today it offers scholarships and awards for students, graduates and professionally qualified members at all levels to develop their knowledge and skills and fulfil their potential.

To celebrate the progress we've made we're proud to present a special publication telling the stories of some of our past and present scholars.

Download your free copy of QUEST's 40th anniversary publication.

Another special part of the QUEST 40 celebration is the launch of a brand new award for technicians. Read more about the QUEST Technician Plus award.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all members, organisations and trusts who have supported QUEST over the past 40 years and wish all QUEST award winners continued career success.

QUEST: life and industry-changing opportunities

QUEST has become an integral and highly valued part of ICE – supporting a huge range of members in their development goals and keenly supported by the membership and industry.

ICE President Professor Tim Broyd supports the work of QUEST and recognises its importance: "The world needs many more competent, professionally qualified civil engineers. By investing in and supporting the QUEST scholarships, ICE, working with industry, is taking hard practical steps to entice the next generation into the profession and to support vitally important continued professional development of our members."

Barry Clarke, Chair of the QUEST Committee and ICE Past President praises the impact that QUEST scholars have had on UK industry: "The opportunity to work in a global profession which impacts on people's lives in such a positive way has motivated QUEST scholars for 40 years. The QUEST scheme is a partnership between the institution, industry and individuals, creating mutual benefits which ultimately benefit society.

"The relationships and experiences that scholars stand to gain by entering such a partnership can be life-changing. Today, QUEST at 40 is an inspirational and constructive support to the next generation of civil engineers."

Find out more about QUEST awards

See all the QUEST awards available for ICE members and young people, including how to apply, in our QUEST scholarships section.

Tweet your QUEST stories

There are 10 great stories in our celebratory QUEST 40 publication but we know there are thousands more out there. If you're a past scholar or award winner why not tweet your QUEST memories using the hashtag #ICEQUEST40 to @ICE_engineers?  We'd love to hear about your experiences!