This brings the number of UTCN students securing these highly sought-after scholarships to six – a great achievement for the Norwich-based school which specialises in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Beth will be sponsored by the JP Blanch Will Trust which was ‘set up to act as a legacy for training young people in automotive engineering.’ They aim to support a variety of charitable initiatives benefiting the people of Norfolk. This will help Beth in supporting her development of key engineering skills and work opportunities for her interest in this area of engineering.
The students undertook a rigorous selection process in Year 11 to secure their positions as scholars in the following academic year. This involved a detailed application form, an engineering project, an aptitude exam to assess their problem-solving capability and a university-based assessment day.
UTC Norfolk student Beth commented:
“When I was awarded the Arkwright Scholarship, I couldn’t believe it. I had to read the email several times before it sunk in. It meant a lot to me to even be able to say I was given the opportunity to apply for the Arkwright Scholarship, the fact it has been awarded to me is just amazing and now I feel when applying to an apprenticeship or university I will have something that will really set me apart from other candidates. Because of this, it has also given me confidence in the way I present myself and the work I deliver to my teachers”