Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in UK schools, and help ensure that young people with high potential in the critical 16 to 18 age range stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline. The scholarships are supported by more than 200 different sponsoring organisations, including commercial and industrial companies, universities, and government and trade organisations.

Some 393 students achieved an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship award as part of a drive to inspire future leaders in engineering. Those honoured were handpicked from 1,600 hopeful applicants following a rigorous selection process that assessed their academic, practical and leadership skills in engineering disciplines.

Webtec recognises the importance of encouraging young talent in engineering and, in addition to the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, the company actively supports other programmes including the Secondary Engineer Fluid Power Challenge in both the UK and the US, and the Engineering Education Scheme (EES).

“The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Scheme is a fantastic way to nurture and celebrate the engineering talent that we have in this country, and we are proud to support and encourage young people into our industry,” says Webtec’s managing director Martin Cuthbert. “We would like to congratulate George on being awarded the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship and look forward to welcoming him to Webtec.”