Land Rover is calling young women looking to pursue a career in engineering to apply for its new scholarship program that will award £9, 000 to three beneficiaries over three years.
The Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship, a £9,000 bursary for young women who have completed their GCSEs or A levels and wish to study for an engineering degree or apprenticeship will close applications on August 31.
The winners will be provided with mentoring support from both Land Rover senior engineers and WISE representatives – which has the goal to inspire women and girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers.
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.”
According to a report published by EngineeringUK, Britain needs to double the number of engineering graduates and triple the number of engineering apprentices by 2020 to meet industry needs. At present, just 13% of engineering undergraduates are females, a problem Land Rover is determined to address. In addition to the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship, Land Rover already runs specific training schemes to support ambitious female engineers.