Talented North East engineers receive prestigious scholarships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East has awarded five promising engineers with its prestigious QUEST Technician Scholarship.

QUEST Scholars with ICE Director General Nick Baveystock
QUEST Scholars with ICE Director General Nick Baveystock

The scholarship provides students with financial support as they work toward becoming qualified Technician Engineers, and is awarded for outstanding academic performance.

Three of the recipients currently study part-time at Newcastle College: Daniel Craiggs, 19, Joseph Boak, 20, and Joseph Clark, 22.

The engineers are also gaining practical experience at companies such as Port and Tyne Authority, Aecom and Owen Pugh Contracts.

Due to their academic success the trio were encouraged to apply for the QUEST scholarship. The application process involved a written personal statement, qualification information and references from employers.

Nick Baveystock, Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers, presented the engineers with their scholarships, he said: "The three engineers thoroughly deserve to receive the QUEST Technician Scholarship which acknowledges their hard-work and promising talent.

"It is very important to civil engineering that professionals in the industry continue to enhance their skills and gain further qualifications, which this scholarship allows them to do. We are delighted to be able to support the growth of our engineers, we wish them the very best of luck in their future careers."