Two gifted students each awarded £1,500 QUEST Scholarship

Two Welsh civil engineering students have each received a £1,500 QUEST Technician Scholarship to help them progress their careers.

Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director presenting Jack Berry with his scholarship.
Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director presenting Jack Berry with his scholarship.

Jack Berry (17) A Trainee Technician with Skanska's in Bridgend and Scott Wilson (18) an Apprentice Civil Engineer with Atkins at Coleg Gwent, Pontypool both work in highways teams. Jack is completing a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment and Scott a Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Jack plans to put the money towards a car. He said:

"This Scholarship will help with my career and training giving me access to new knowledge and resources. Studying to become an ICE Technician is very important to me. It is another world and so different from school. I want to study until I reach the highest level I possibly can."

A delighted Scott plans to use his award to help with his travel costs from Llanelli to college in Pontypool. He said:

Scott Wilson receiving his scholarship award from Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director.
Scott Wilson receiving his scholarship award from Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director.

"I applied for this ICE QUEST scholarship because from a young age I have had a passion for engineering and I believed that it would help me unlock new paths and help me with my chosen career in Civil Engineering"

He added "I have found the course very rewarding and helpful as I am learning new aspects daily."

They were presented with their awards by Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director who said:

"I am particularly delighted to give this award to Jack and Scott as I am sure they will embark on successful careers in civil engineering and encourage more young people into the profession."

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