Young apprentices engineer successful career paths winning scholarship awards

Eight prestigious engineering scholarships have been awarded to engineering students by the Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber.

Young apprentice engineers with their scholarships.
Young apprentice engineers with their scholarships.

The QUEST Technician and Quest Technician Plus Scholarships are given to high calibre students, studying for a civil engineering qualification, where they can expect to receive up to £1,500 to support their studies. The ICE awarded the coveted scholarships to Jessica Clark, Kristian Denton, Rebecca Munro, Josh Ellis, Charlene Wortley, Samuel Fox, Ahmed Arteh and Sam O'Sullivan.

Jessica Clark, 18, from Northumberland, works as an Undergraduate Engineer at WSP. Sam O'Sullivan, 23, from Wakefield, works as a Technician for TSP Projects in York. Kristian Denton, 26, from Sheffield works for Amey as an Assistant Pavement Engineer. Rebecca Munro, 22, from Malton works for Mott Macdonald as a Technician. Josh Ellis, 20, from Skipton works for JN Bentley. Charlene Wortley, 23, from Leeds works as an Apprentice Engineer at SCP. Samuel Fox, 27, from York works for Mott Macdonald as an Apprentice. Ahmed Arteh, 24, works for Ove Arup and Partners.

Two types of scholarships are available, The Technician Scholarships for ICE members studying towards professional qualification as a Technician (EngTech MICE). The ICE recently added a further award to help members progress to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) - the Technician Plus Scholarship. The award was exclusively launched as part of the ICE's 200th birthday celebrations.

Students were presented with their scholarship and certificate by Professor Lord Robert Mair, the ICE President.

Penny Marshall, Regional Director for ICE Yorkshire and Humber, said: "QUEST Scholarships are a sign of true excellence. Winners need to be both good leaders and team players; with ambition, determination and the ability to act and think independently.

"The 2018 scholars are all very talented and deserving winners. Their enthusiasm, determination and dedication clearly impressed the panel of judges. There's no doubt they all have promising careers ahead of them."