New £1 million initiative to encourage young people to study engineering and technology.
The IET has launched new funding of £1 million towards scholarships for students considering a future in engineering.
The new Diamond Jubilee Scholarship widens the Institution’s existing scholarships portfolio, with a significant £1 million investment to help aspiring engineers to achieve their ambitions.
The initiative will target students applying for IET accredited courses in Computing, Electrical, Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering from 2013. It means that every qualifying student achieving three A grades at A-Level will be awarded with £1,000 for each year of their degree.
IET Awards and Prizes Manager Linda Deleay said: “Job prospects in these sectors continue to look strong, with companies continually seeking talented graduate engineers and scientists, as well as technicians and apprentices.
“The IET’s 2012 Skills and Demand in Industry Survey shows that for the first time since the recession, companies are more confident in expanding their engineering workforce. As young people begin to realise the long-term investment they are making, the IET will assist in turning this investment into a worthwhile reality.”
The Diamond Jubilee Scholarship now forms part of the IET’s broader awards and scholarships portfolio, which includes four major annual awards programmes - the Ambition Awards, Achievement Awards, Innovation Awards and Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.
For more information, please visit www.theiet.org/awards.