The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is an organisation that endeavours to find school students with potential to hold leadership roles in world-leading engineering industries. Through being elected by teachers in school and making it through the subsequent selection process I was recognised by the company Liberty Speciality Steel. They have appointed two company mentors to guide me, and have offered financial funding and work experience opportunities in Sheffield – excitingly, there is a possibility opportunities will also arise in different parts of the world. All of this will smooth the transition from university into industry, with the links that I hope will be established. My chief passion is Aerospace Engineering, and I hope to one day work in the space industry. I am also interested in incorporating languages into my job. Sponsorship from a multi-national engineering company will hopefully allow me to get crucial insight into the industry, and get a considerable head-start towards where I want to be.

Written by: Roo Conway L6