IMechE celebrates young engineers at its Scholarships and Awards ceremony 

Over thirty exceptionally talented young engineers have received Scholarships and Awards this year from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to recognise their dedication and skills which are vital for the future of the profession.

The awards were made at a special ceremony at the Institution’s headquarters in Westminster.

The awards included two prestigious industry-sponsored Scholarships for students, the Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year award as well as the Institution’s own university Scholarships and the Whitworth Awards

The IMechE “Eaton” Undergraduate Scholarship was awarded to Georgina Edwards from Loughborough University while the IMechE “Land Rover Spen King” Sustainability Award, which is sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, was awarded to Elisabeth Sian Davies from the University of Birmingham.

Each of the winners receives not only valuable financial support, but also the prestige of being associated with their sponsors. This can extend to work placements, enhancing their development and preparing them for a career as a professional mechanical engineer. 

The value of this year’s awards totalled £200,000 which highlights the commitment by the Institution and sponsors, Eaton and Jaguar Land Rover, to supporting the next generation of engineers.

Zeba Kazi Osmani, a manufacturing engineering apprentice working at Rolls Royce, won the Bryan Hildrew Apprentice of the Year 2019 Award.

“I hope that all the award recipients will continue to keep pushing the boundaries and believe in themselves. I encourage you all to continue to create “the world that has never been”, as you are the next generation and the world’s future is in your hands,” Institution Chief Executive Dr Colin Brown told the winners at the ceremony.

The awards included Whitworth Awards, which were awarded to outstanding apprentices who are now studying for their engineering degrees.

Other prizes included the James Clayton Award for postgraduate study which was given to Tejo Jehart.

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