BFPA member Webtec, the St Ives, Cambridgeshire, based hydraulic measurement and control company have announced sixth-former George Cheeld as this year’s recipient of the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship. This award, part of the wider UK Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Scheme, was named after Webtec’s founder, a passionate engineer and entrepreneur who passed away in 2013.
The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in the UK schools and help to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline, in the critical 16 to 18 age range.
The Scholarships are supported by more than 200 different sponsoring organisations including commercial and industrial companies, Universities, Government and trade organisations. The successful scholars receive their awards at the annual ceremony which take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Webtec recognises the importance of encouraging young talent in engineering and in addition to the Arkwright Scholarships the company also actively supports other programmes including the Secondary Engineer® Fluid Power Challenge and the Engineering Education Scheme (EES).
“It is so important to nurture the engineering talent that our young people have and schemes such as the Arkwright scholarships help to recognise this home grown talent which is so crucial to the future of our industry”, commented Webtec’s Managing Director, Martin Cuthbert. “We are looking forward to welcoming George to Webtec and to encourage the passion that he has for a future in engineering,” he added.