The 2019 IET Scholarships And Bursaries Celebration Ceremony 6413

The 2019 IET Scholarships And Bursaries Celebration Ceremony


Apprentices and students from all over the UK gathered at IET London: Savoy Place for a successful Scholarships and Bursaries Celebration, Workshops and Ceremony in February.

The 160 individuals who took part have all been awarded either a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship or an Engineering Horizons Bursary to support them through their studies and launch them into a career in engineering.

The day started off with a welcome from IET Awards and Prizes Manager, Linda Deleay, who said: "By winning one of these awards, you have shown yourselves to be passionate about engineering and technology and about pursuing this fantastic profession and promoting it to others."

The packed agenda included workshops to learn about the IET, including Professional Development and Career Manager, the Young Professionals Community Committee (YPCC), On Campus and all the other networking opportunities, IET Education and how they can help inspire the next generation and, of course, have some fun along the way.

Those whose awards are funded through charitable donations also had a chance to meet representatives from their supporting companies and charities.

The evening ceremony finished off the day with inspiring speeches from Alex Taylor (Head of Communities and Events at the IET), 11 donors, Engineering Horizons Bursary winner Dilani Selvanathan, Young Woman Engineer (YWE) winner Sophie Harker and IET President Mike Carr.

We have had great feedback including: 'It was a fantastic experience and a great way to meet fellow recipients. It was also extremely helpful to get a better idea of how to get involved with the IET.'

A proud parent commented: "It was a lovely evening of celebration where the young winners were made to feel very special."

Thank you to everyone who helped make this day a very special and successful event.

Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Engineering Horizons Bursaries are part of our flagship awards programme, encouraging and rewarding talented students and apprentices with a passion for engineering. Please see for more information.

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