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St Ives based Webtec recognises young engineer with Arkwright sponsorship






Webtec Products Limited
Nuffield Road
St. Ives

 PE27 3LZ  UK


Registered No 832125

England & Wales



Webtec Recognises Young Talented Engineer with Arkwright Scholarship



From l to r : Mark Ward, Webtec, presenting the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship award to George Cheeld


Webtec, the St Ives, Cambridgeshire, based hydraulic measurement and control company have announced sixth-former George Cheeld as this year's recipient of the Roy Cuthbert Scholarship. This award, part of the wider UK Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Scheme, was named after Webtec's founder, a passionate engineer and entrepreneur who passed away in 2013.


The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships act as a beacon to the most talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students in the UK schools and help to ensure that high-potential young people stay engaged in the engineering careers pipeline, in the critical 16 to 18 age range.


The Scholarships are supported by more than 200 different sponsoring organisations including commercial and industrial companies, Universities, Government and trade organisations. The successful scholars receive their awards at the annual ceremony which take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Webtec recognises the importance of encouraging young talent in engineering and in addition to the Arkwright Scholarships the company also actively supports other programmes inlcuding the Secondary Engineer® Fluid Power Challenge and the Engineering Education Scheme (EES).


"It is so important to nurture the engineering talent that our young people have and schemes such as the Arkwright scholarships help to recognise this home grown talent which is so crucial to the future of our industry", commented Webtec's Managing Director, Martin Cuthbert.  "We are looking forward to welcoming George to Webtec and to encourage the passion that he has for a future in engineering," he added. 







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About Webtec

Webtec is a hydraulic measurement and control company that designs, manufactures and distributes a world-class range of hydraulic components and hydraulic test equipment for the mobile and industrial machinery markets. Webtec has over 50 years' experience in the fluid power industry and specialises in high-pressure control valves and flow measurement. The company, whose headquarters are based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK is privately owned and employs around 60 people in the UK, France, HK and North America.


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