IET has £1m to spend on engineering scholarships
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is offering scholarships for students considering a future in engineering from a fund totalling £1m.
Targeting students applying for IET accredited courses in Electrical, Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering, and also in Computing, from 2013, the Diamond Jubilee Scholarships will award £1,000 to every student achieving three A grades at A-Level, for each year of their degree.
Substantially bolstering the current £150,000 per year available to both undergraduates and postgraduates through its annual Ambition Awards, the IET urges industry to join its Diamond initiative to help sustain this level of scholarships for the future.
“Job prospects in these sectors continue to look strong, with companies continually seeking talented graduate engineers and scientists, as well as technicians and apprentices,” said Linda Deleay, IET’s awards and prizes manager.
“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,” said Deleay.
In response to continued concerns over tuition fees, the IET is also calling for greater clarification about the money available to help cash-strapped students.