Trio's fast start in promising engineer careers

Three talented students at Liverpool John Moores University have been awarded coveted civil engineering scholarships by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE North West).

Lauren Cunningham (20), Lewis Griffiths (22) and Natasha Hibbert (19) have each received the QUEST Technician Plus Scholarship, a sign of excellence which recognises the abilities and potential of early-career civil engineers.

The trio are currently working towards degree qualifications in built civil engineering and are employed via apprenticeships by Mott Macdonald and WSP as part of their studies.

They have been selected for the accolades due to their outstanding potential. A Quest Technician Scholarship Plus enhances a budding civil engineers’ CV and also comes with financial support of £1,000.


The scholarships are awarded to ambitious engineering students who demonstrate that they are a good leader, a good team player, able to act independently and show determination.

Scholarship recipient, Natasha Hibbert from Wilmslow, said: “Being awarded this scholarship will help me significantly. It provides me with a perfect opportunity to attend any relevant ICE events, helping me to develop as an individual within my job role. It will also help me to achieve my ambition to become a chartered engineer in the foreseeable future.”

Lewis Griffiths said: “This scholarship shows both my commitment to the civil engineering industry and how supportive the ICE is as a professional body. They have helped me greatly throughout my apprenticeship and this award has given me more resource to excel within the industry and move closer towards chartership.”

All recipients are student members of ICE North West. Membership is free to students and provides support for future civil engineers including careers advice, networking opportunities, online learning and more.

Emma Antrobus, regional director at ICE North West, said; “Quest Technician Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate excellence so this year’s recipients should be extremely proud of their achievements.

“It’s incredible to see such talent coming through as the next generation of civil engineers. These individuals will be working to shape the world for generations to come and we look forward to supporting them further as they grow and develop in their careers.”


About the ICE:

Founded in 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a UK-based international organisation with over 95,000 members, ranging from students to professionally qualified civil engineers. As an educational and qualifying body, with charitable status under UK law, we support our members throughout their careers, and help society to have trust and confidence in infrastructure professionals. Under our Royal Charter, ICE has become recognised worldwide for its excellence as a centre of learning, a public voice for the profession and a leading source of expertise in infrastructure and engineering policy.


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