A Leeds engineering apprentice has won a highly prestigious scholarship
By Aidan Kerr
Twenty-year-old Leeds apprentice Archie Dalton has won the Institution of Civil Engineers Quest Technician Plus Scholarship to support his professional studies.
Dalton, who plies his trade at Park Place RWO Associates, will be given up to £1,000 to fund his professional studies at Leeds College of Building.
The talented youngster, who works with leading house builders across West Yorkshire, impressed the engineering trade body with his leadership and team skills, personal qualities, initiative and determination.
With only a handful of technician students being awarded the prestigious scholarship every year, the 18-strong team at RWO associates will be delighted to have Dalton in their ranks.
Providing civil engineering services covering road design, external works and drainage works, the Leeds based firm are on course to turnover in excess of £1.75 million in the next 12 months.
Managing director Ross Oakley said: “The firm is committed to investing in young engineering talent to secure the quality of services provided to customers.
“Archie has done very well to win a Quest scholarship, which is a sign of engineering excellence.”
Dalton said: “There are many more pathways into our profession, including an apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and I now very much look forward to starting my studies later this year – the extra cash will be a big help.”