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Date Posted: 19/05/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Edward John, a second year student studying A Level  maths, physics and geography at QE has been awarded a place on Darlington’s Encouraging Engineering Project, an initiative to attract young talent into professional engineering.  The scheme has been developed in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council and  Darlington engineering companies including MTE, Henry Williams, Tracerco, Cummins and Deep Ocean.  The Project is funded by the British American Tobacco legacy and supports a four year programme of study for a mechanical engineering degree.  Edward will benefit from paid work experience in a variety of commercial, technical and manufacturing roles together with a financial bursary during his course at university.

Edward commented:

“This is a fantastic opportunity providing me with work experience in prestigious local engineering companies.  It  will be extremely helpful when looking for graduate employment and will complement my academic studies.”

Liz Bryan, Future Engineers Co-ordinator at QE, added:

“The scheme will be excellent in giving Edward an insight into some of the fantastic projects our local companies are working on as well as developing work- related skills which are essential for graduate employment.  Edward had to apply  through a highly competitive process and he deserves his success.”

Edward, from Bedale, will go to Sheffield University in the autumn  to progress his future in engineering.