Jamie is on a QUEST to the top

Edinburgh College Civil Engineering Modern Apprentice Jamie Marsh has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with a QUEST Technician Scholarship of £1,500.

Jamie is among five students in Scotland who have been awarded the scholarship and was chosen for his commitment to being a good leader team player whilst also being ambitious, determined and able to think and act independently.

Jamie is currently studying an HNC in Civil Engineering and working towards SVQ Level 3 Site Technical Support at college, whilst working four days a week at Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy. He works across the waste water modelling team and civil structures team where he gets a good variety of experience as well as contact with clients.

Talking about the scholarship, Jamie said: “I found out about it through college and CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) so just decided to go for it. I’m really pleased to have been awarded – it will look great on my CV and will hopefully help with my career prospects in the future.”

As part of the scholarship, Jamie will have to write an annual report about how he has progressed at work and at college as well as undertaking the role of STEM ambassador at college and ICE events.

Once Jamie has completed his HNC and SVQ, he plans to study Civil Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University or Glasgow Caledonian University and will use the money he has received to buy a laptop and books to help with his studies.

Jamie continued: “I have already attended an ICE event to promote STEM and hope to attend careers fairs to share my knowledge and experience with others.”

Emma Lyon, built environment lecturer at Edinburgh College, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Jamie, he’s worked hard this year embracing all aspects of the Modern Apprenticeship with enthusiasm and commitment.
This scholarship will stand him in good stead as he continues with his studies.”​