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ICE celebrates QUEST Technician scholars’ drive to address the climate emergency

Date
30 April 2024

The institution awarded 59 QUEST technician scholarships to members studying towards their professional qualification.

ICE celebrates QUEST Technician scholars’ drive to address the climate emergency
ICE director general Janet Young with North West QUEST Technician winners.

Fifty-nine ICE members have been awarded an ICE QUEST Technician scholarship this month.

The scholarships were awarded to the following ICE members:

Aaron Robertson

Arooj Ahmad

Eleanor Lee

Alex Ridley

Luke Dsouza

Daniel Watson

Adam Shirley

Richard Stelling

Sam Church

Alexandra Perry

Ezra Varley

Grace Woosey

Oliver Haydon

Thomas Linford

Afua Essel

Cameron Flanagan

Charlotte Thomas

Elena Myhill

Fiona O'Riordan

Freya Lane

George Buchanan

Grace Campbell

Harvey Hester

Henry Jones

Jared Cross

Luella Marshall

Madeline Farrell

Milan Patel

Nojibur Rahman

Olivia McNaney

Owen Holland

Ryan Kavanagh

Safia Issaka

Yusuf Sheikh

Charlie Watson

Jake Reid

Julia Kupilas

Malgorzata Klimek

Micheal Sally

Pauric Lafferty

Warren Stewart

David Fleming

Emma Downey

Lucy Adair

Ben Savoury

Daniel McGrandles

Ahmed Dhan

Ellie Jayne Carter

Ellie Sansom

Michael Owusu

Niamh Aldridge

Ryan Nelson

Samir Sayah

Lewis Marshall

Patrick Walsh

Callum Taylor

Teegan Feerick

Hollie Geeson

Thomas Woolridge

The technician scholarship, which forms part of the ICE’s Queen’s Jubilee Scholarship Trust (QUEST), recognises ability and potential together with a financial boost of up to £1000.

All scholars are working towards professional qualification as either Engineering Technician (EngTech MICE) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng MICE).

High calibre of scholars across regions and sectors

Hazel Sanders, membership development officer for London and South East, helped interview QUEST Technician scholars in her region this year.

Sanders said she was impressed by the quality of the applications: “Many scholars are very early on in their career but are already getting involved with the ICE, carrying out STEM activities as well as studying and having responsible roles within their organisations.

“It is wonderful to see so many enthusiastic scholars coming into the industry and already starting to make a real difference. I look forward to seeing all they can achieve in the coming years for their companies, for society and for their institution.”

Northern Ireland winners at the recent ICE NI Emerging Engineers Award competition with ICE NI chair, Brenda O'Loan (in the centre, bottom row)
Northern Ireland winners at the recent ICE NI Emerging Engineers Award competition with ICE NI chair, Brenda O'Loan (in the centre, bottom row)

Jen Hopkins, membership development officer for Scotland & Northern Ireland, agreed: “It's a real highlight of our year to engage with early career members so early on in their career.

“It's extremely encouraging to see the various ways applicants are already demonstrating engagement with the ICE across our knowledge, networking, professional qualification support and STEM events.”

Hopkins was impressed that some applicants had already gained their EngTech MICE qualification while others planned to achieve this as their next career milestone.

“We have been very impressed by their insight into key challenges facing the industry, particularly by their drive and enthusiasm to address the ongoing climate emergency,” Hopkins said.

“It's hugely motivating to see the high calibre of scholars across all regions and civil engineering sectors.”

About the ICE QUEST programme

The ICE QUEST programme was set up in 1977 to encourage and support education in civil engineering. Over the years it has supported thousands of people in their civil engineering career.

There are QUEST scholarships supporting members and students to learn at all stages of their career. Applications are currently open for the ICE QUEST undergraduate scheme.

The next round of QUEST Technician applications opens in autumn 2024.

Meet past QUEST Technician scholars

  • Fatima Uddin, membership marketing executive at Institution of Civil Engineers