As part of its partnership with the Smallpeice Trust’s Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme, HARIBO is delighted to reveal its class of 2020 – a group of five talented, female students from across the UK.
Following an intense, year-long application process the successful scholars include Liv Urwin, from Newcastle; Charlotte Lampe, from Buckinghamshire; Imogen Young, from Cambridge; Jahnavi Badvi, from London; and Shivani Shrestha from Nottingham.
By choosing to support female candidates, HARIBO hopes to increase gender diversity within the engineering Industry, encouraging more women to pursue this type of career within the food and drink sector.
Managing Director of HARIBO, Jon Hughes, comments:
"There’s no doubt that a large part of HARIBO’s success is down to our fantastic team that deliver excellence in everything that they do. As a brand, we’re passionate about giving back, and what better gift to give than the opportunity for others to learn, excel and develop lifelong skills. We’re extremely proud to be sponsoring this group of individuals who have already shown a huge amount of promise. They each have a very bright future ahead of them and we very much look forward to supporting them on that exciting journey."
Shivani Shrestha, recipient of a funded scholarship, comments:
“This opportunity is beyond my wildest dreams. I feel so lucky to be awarded a highly sought after scholarship and can’t wait to see where it leads – hopefully to an amazing job at the end of it!”
Benefiting from funding and mentorship, along with the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience with the UK’s leading confectionery brand, each candidate will be supported in learning the skills needed to become a future leader in engineering.
As the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK, attracting more than 1,600 applications and awarding 393 places during 2018, the coveted Arkwright Engineering Scholarship gives young people the opportunity to take the first steps into their careers, becoming the leading talents of the future.