Oliver Squires is one of some 393 students – including a record-equalling 113 girls – who achieved a coveted Arkwright Engineering Scholarship award this year as part of a drive to inspire future leaders in engineering.
“Arkwright provides what we are looking for in terms of building relationships with young people and encouraging them to take up STEM subjects,” says Phil Scotcher, Joint Managing Director, TDK-Lambda UK. “The scheme helps them bridge between academic university studies and work experience, allowing them to put theory into practise and then maybe come back to us as a post graduate.”
A student of Blundell’s School in Tiverton, North Devon, Oliver has 10 high grade GCSEs and is currently studying A levels in Computer science, Resistant materials, Applied Maths and Physics. He is planning a career in either mechanical or electrical engineering and will be sponsored by TDK-Lambda through the Arkwright Trust scheme over the next 2 years.
Oliver will be joining TDK-Lambda at the end of July for a work experience placement over the summer holidays. “As an introduction to TDK-Lambda, Oliver and his father visited us recently for a tour of our factory, across our mechanical and electrical departments, to give him an insight into where he will be working,” adds Phil. “He has a particular interest in improving on current designs, for faster and more efficient production, less environmental impact and more economical technology. We are excited to be supporting his development and helping him complete his A levels, and to continue his studies at either Southampton or Bath University. Good luck Oliver, see you in a few months’ time.”
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