Student from Fareham wins national bursary for engineering talent

A STUDENT from Fareham has spoken of his delight at being just one of 95 people in the country to receive a prestigious engineering bursary.

By kimberley.barber1
Friday, 26th April 2019, 12:21 pm
Callum Swann, from Fareham

Callum Swann, formerly of Crofton School, has received an Engineering Horizons Bursary by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The bursary is awarded to students who are passionate about engineering and have taken up a place on an engineering or technology degree course which has been accredited by the IET.

Callum said: ‘The support will help massively as I look to further my development and education in engineering.’

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The scheme, which is in its third year, helps those entering an apprenticeship or an engineering degree programme, who have qualifications such as a BTEC, HND, Access to Higher Education Diploma or other vocational qualification, as well as those in challenging circumstances.

The sponsorship is £1,000 per year for up to four years and winners also benefit from mentoring and work experience placements through the IET’s extensive networks.

Mike Carr, IET president, said: ‘In a world where engineering and technology is moving faster than ever before, I believe we need to think more broadly and remove unnecessary barriers that might be discouraging more young people from becoming engineers. In other words, we need to be more inclusive about inspiring and recruiting the next generation of engineers.

‘We’re thrilled to have been able to support talented apprentices and undergraduate students who have overcome obstacles and personal challenges to pursue an engineering education and career.

‘We hope that the scheme will continue to grow, and we will build the number of our bursary winners, who have a passion for engineering and are keen to promote engineering to others.’

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