A Milton Keynes student has won a scholarship and work placement after being named as one of the UK’s brightest young engineers.
Samuel Scannell, 18, who attended Shenley Brook End School, in Wallbank Grove, has won a prestigious scholarship and work placement from Jaguar Land Rover and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Samuel, from Emerson Valley, has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Land Rover Spen King Sustainability Award. It will contribute £1,000 per year towards his mechanical engineering degree at Nottingham University as well as winning him a placement at Land Rover.
Professor Isobel Pollock, president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “Samuel is one of the most promising young engineers in the UK and I hope this scholarship and placement at Land Rover can help him on his way to a hugely successful engineering career.
“The country and indeed the world’s future depends on the ingenuity of the next generation of engineers, like Samuel.
“Engineers are vital as varied as aerospace, energy and food manufacturing and it is engineers who will be integral to solving major world issues like climate change.”
The Spen King Sustainability Award is available for those who have a particular interest in sustainability and is in memory of Charles Spencer King, who developed the Range Rover amongst other British classics, is designed to inspire and encourage the next generation of engineers.