A Bolton College apprentice has been selected to receive a scholarship from the North West Institution of Civil Engineers.
James Martin, 21, is one of three apprentices in the North West to be awarded with the prestigious accolade. He has been recognised for his academic ability, ambition and potential to excel in the industry.
The QUEST Technician Scholarship financially helps students who are getting hands-on technical and practical engineering experience, whilst doing a course that could lead to a professional qualification as an engineering technician.
Successful candidates that apply for the scholarship are invited to an interview, where they are assessed on their studies and commitment to civil engineering.
James works for Lancashire County Council as a technician in the highways department. He is currently studying for a diploma in construction and the built environment at Bolton College, alongside an NVQ in built environmental design.
James said: “I am delighted and over the moon to receive the scholarship. It came as a total surprise for me, as competition was tough. Receiving the award has boosted my confidence in the workplace and will only serve my future career prospects in good stead.”
Roger Kendall, professional building lecturer at Bolton College, said: “James is very deserving of the scholarship and I’m thrilled that his hard work and dedication to the industry has been recognised. He is an outstanding student, who will be an asset to any project that he works on.”
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