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Former Frome College student Jake Malley is one of an elite set of engineering students who has been awarded a Diamond Jubilee Scholarship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The Diamond Jubilee Scholarships have been handed out to students who achieved at least 3 As in their A-Levels or Advanced Highers and have accepted a place on an IET accredited engineering or technology degree course this autumn.

Jake left Frome College last summer following an exceptional academic performance in his A Levels, attaining A*A*A*A* in Computing, Maths, Further Maths & Physics.  Jake is 1 of only 100 students to receive the elite Scholarship from the Institute of Engineering & Technology.

Co-Founder of Plant Notes, Jake is studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Computer Science at the University of Southampton. 
This year, 100 scholarships have been awarded to students who started either a masters or an undergraduate engineering degree at a UK based university in the autumn of 2016, and 51% of these have been awarded to female candidates.

Jeremy Watson CBE, IET President, said: “In a world where technology is moving faster than ever before, I believe we need to think more broadly and remove unnecessary barriers that might be discouraging more young people from becoming engineers. In other words, we need to be more inclusive about inspiring and recruiting the next generation of engineers.

“With this in mind, we are really pleased to give financial help to 100 young people as a result of our prestigious Diamond Jubilee scholarships. We hope that they will go on to become the leaders of tomorrow in an industry which offers a diverse range of exciting opportunities and challenges.”

The investment is being made in collaboration with the Belling Charitable Settlement, the ERA Foundation, The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Siemens, BAE Systems and BT.

This contribution to students is further evidence of the IET’s ongoing commitment to minimising the skills gap by encouraging talented students to study IET accredited courses, which will put them on a path that is not only challenging and rewarding, but is also vital to the UK economy. 

The Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme is run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and named in honour of the IET’s patron, Her Majesty the Queen.  It’s aims are to help address the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s) skills shortage in the UK, and to encourage talented students to study IET accredited courses, which will put them on a path that is not only challenging and rewarding, but is also vital to future prosperity. 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarships will offer long-term financial support to engineering students.

Our congratulations go to Jake, and we wish him every success for the future.

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