Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine July/August 2023

NEWS 10 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS July/August 2023 www.hpmag.co.uk Webtec awards two Arkwright Engineering Scholarships Webtec, the St Ives, Cambridgeshire, based hydraulic measurement and control company, has awarded two Arkwright Engineering Scholarships to Arthur Cooke and Sam Burnell this year. Webtec has been proud supporters since 2014 and the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship, which is part of the national scheme, was named after Webtec’s founder, a passionate engineer and entrepreneur who passed away in 2013. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, part of the educational charity ‘The Smallpeice Trust’ is a national scheme. Now in its 31st year, it aims to widen access and provide young people from all backgrounds the chance to experience the exciting world of engineering. This scholarship scheme acts as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in the UK schools and helps to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline, in the critical 16 to 18 age range. Martin Cuthbert, Webtec’s Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted that this year we have awarded the two scholarships to students that are local to Webtec. We continue to work with local schools and this national scheme is a great way to recognise hard work and talent in students. Webtec is passionate to support and encourage students into engineering and the Arkwright Scholarship offers a great opportunity to help them to achieve their full potential.” In addition to the Arkwright Scholarships the company also actively supports other programmes including the Primary Engineer Leaders Award, the National Manufacturing Day run by Make UK and works with local schools to offer career guidance and job opportunities at Webtec. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme for 2023 is now open to applications from Year 11 students in England and Wales, S4 students in Scotland and Year 12 students in Northern Ireland. Schools or students who would like to apply for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship programme, can visit www.arkwright.org.uk to learn more. M&E Week becomes industrial sector’s biggest event Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023 has become the biggest industrial sector event in the UK in just its second year, according to statistics released by event organisers The Nineteen Group. Over the course of the live shows on the 7 and 8 June, 10,355 manufacturers, designers, engineers and maintenance professionals attended the event at the NEC which had 342 exhibitors. Senior manufacturing leaders attended the Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit and the SME Growth Summit, while also finding time to visit the Google Leaders’ Lounge. As part of the STEM programme more than 450 students attended the exhibition on the final afternoon finding much to inspire them in the Made