Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - deadline approaching

23 August 2022

Welcome to a golden opportunity to work with the UK’s finest future engineering talent! Every year The Smallpeice Trust searches for outstanding Year 11 STEM students to receive their prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - designed to support and encourage future leaders in engineering.

Now in its 30th year, this fully sponsored scholarship aims to give young people from all backgrounds the chance to reach their potential, helping them to make informed choices about their future with the support of an experienced mentor, funding, and exclusive industry events.

Supporting 2022\23 Arkwright Engineering Scholarships

The sponsorship fee is £2,300 per scholar for a two-year Scholarship programme. 

This gives you :

1. A wonderful Arkwright Engineering Scholar to inspire and engage

2. Access to an outstanding pipeline of (future) engineers including 700 Scholars.

3. Early identification of future graduates & higher apprenticeship candidates within specific talent pools

4. Good CSR & Marketing messages.

5. Account Manager who will help you select your Scholar(s).

Students apply for the scholarship in Year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland) or Year 12 (Northern Ireland), undertaking a rigorous selection process where they must showcase their passion for engineering and their potential as a future leader. 

If successful, students are awarded at the start of Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland) or Year 13 (Northern Ireland), receiving full support through their final years of school.

Student Applications for 2022

This year’s response has been exceptional:

1          420 of our partnered schools submitting 1422 teacher endorsed applications. 

2          61% from state school and 29% female who all sat an aptitude exam in school 

3          716 selected to go forward to the interview stage. 

4          1 in every 4 applicants are successful in receiving a two-year sponsorship 

One of our inspirational Arkwright alumna Era Shah, has been recognised as one of the WES Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021. You can read her inspirational story here.

We are closing this year’s scholarships on 15th September 2022 so act now to join this fantastic programme 

For more details about our scholarship programme please visit our website

I look forward to hearing from you about this year’s scholars or about being involved in next year’s programme.

Kind regards


Jonnie Bowmer

Partnership Specialist

Dare to Imagine

Boldness, Excellence, Safety, Togetherness


Tel:     01926 333 200 Ext: 227

Mob:   07896272950