Final call for entries for Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship
Published: 21 August 2013 - Rachael Morling
Applications for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship need to be in by 31st August. The Scholarship is a £9,000 bursary for young women who have completed their GCSEs or A Levels and wish to study an engineering degree or apprenticeship.
The bursary will be awarded to three female students or apprentices who would like to explore a career or further studies in engineering. The winners will also be provided with mentoring support from both Land Rover senior engineers and WISE representatives.
Nicci Cook, Senior HR Manager, from Land Rover said: “Land Rover has a proud tradition of encouraging diversity in the workplace. Engineering is at the very heart of our business and we rely on a broad range of talents to give us a competitive edge and help us move forwards. We hope that the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will inspire a new generation of women in engineering.”
The funding for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship has come from the 2012 MacRobert Award, which was presented to Land Rover for the Range Rover Evoque. The MacRobert Award is the premier UK award for engineering. The judges credited the ingenuity of the Land Rover engineers who succeeded in packaging key components under the vehicle floor, "with millimetre accuracy”.
The scholarship is the first key activity to be announced using the funding from the award. The remainder of the fund will be used to expand Land Rover’s Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers 4x4 schools challenge into a global initiative – allowing schools around the world the opportunity to explore engineering as a career option.
The Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship is open to any woman who has arranged an engineering based apprenticeship or has a confirmed place on a higher education engineering course.
For more information and to apply visit www.inspiringtomorrowsengineers.com.