We are delighted to announce that Year 12 Student Isabelle F has been awarded a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship in Engineering.

Girl sat in front of D&T Equipment

An Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most respected scholarships of its type in the UK to inspire and nurture school age students to be future leaders in Engineering. Scholarships are awarded through a rigorous selection process to high calibre Year 11 students, to support them through their A-levels and encourage them to pursue engineering, computing or technical design at university.

As part of the application process Isabelle impressed Arkwright with her GCSE D&T project; a design for a collapsible, portable cardboard desk for use in 3rd world countries to solve the issue of a lack of appropriate working spaces for school aged students.

Her teacher Mrs Hanson said “Isabelle is a passionate, creative and promising young Engineer who fully deserves this accolade.”

Isabelle will be sponsored by BAM Nuttall – a leading edge supplier of civil engineering services founded over 150 years ago. Part of the Royal BAM Group & listed on the Dutch stock exchange, the group is one of Europe’s largest construction companies, employing 20,000 people globally, with an annual turnover of £7 billion.

Isabelle said “I am really pleased to have received an Arkwright scholarship, as the mentoring scheme will allow me to gain advice and guidance towards university and future career choices. It will also connect me to many experienced people within the engineering field that will be able to help me later on with my career. The process of applying for the scholarship has also helped me to advance my skills in writing applications and it has allowed me to greatly improve my interview and presentation skills, giving me more confidence with these going forward.”

We are all very proud of Isabelle and look forward to seeing all that she achieves on her scholarship.