Awards Ceremony Sponsorship

'Built Environment'-themed Opportunity

Arkwright Engineering Scholars represent the country's 'brightest and best' 15/16 year old school students who are keen to become the UK's future leaders of the Engineering Profession.

~400 new Arkwright Engineering Scholars receive their Scholarships at prestigious Ceremonies each autumn - four ceremonies in all: three in London and one in Edinburgh. Each year the Ceremonies are themed and attract sponsorship and Keynote Speakers relevant to that theme.

For 2017 the theme is "The Built Environment". Arup has kindly agreed to be the Principal Sponsor and we are now seeking up to three Gold Sponsors to make these prestigious events a reality. We seek only to cover our on-the-day costs for the 2017 Ceremonies.

Benefits of 'Principal' and 'Gold' Sponsorship:

  • All four Ceremonies themed "The Built Environment" (the sponsorship packages cover all four Ceremonies)
  • You may nominate the Keynote Speaker at each Ceremony - Principal Sponsor only
  • Your careers video shown during each auditorium ceremony - Principal Sponsor only
  • Your careers materials in each Scholar's complimentary 'Goody Bag'
  • Your logo on all pre-event materials and webpage
  • Your logo on front cover of Awards Day souvenir programme and descriptive text about you within the programme
  • Your branding on signage and main auditorium screens through each ceremony and the Friday London networking lunch
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in the Opening and Closing speeches
  • Mention in the post-event press release to the media and to schools

Event Dates:

  • Afternoon, Friday 27th October 2017 - Edinburgh
  • Afternoon, Thursday 2nd November 2017 - London
  • Morning, Friday 3rd November 2017 - London
  • Afternoon, Friday 3rd November 2017 - London

Event Locations:

We are delighted to announce that Arup will be the Principal Sponsor for this year's Awards Ceremonies in London and Edinburgh.


We are now seeking up to three Gold Sponsors, at £5,000 each to complete the Sponsorship Group.



Steve Kay
01926 333210

A dynamic, upbeat, interactive environment in which to influence talented future engineers and their parents:

"Impeccably well organised - an amazing and uplifting day for us all. So proud of our son!"
Mother of a new Scholar, 2016

"One of the best, if not the best, of ceremonies I have attended - and I attend many as an academic!"
Representative of a Sponsoring Organisation, 2015


"I loved the Award Ceremony and will treasure this memory with pride and gratitude to all concerned."
New Arkwright Scholar, 2015





Scholars and their parents receive themed welcome packs and network with their Sponsors and VIPs over tea and biscuits:


"It was a great opportunity to meet my Sponsors and talk to them about what I can do now to help me to get into a good university and which universities they advised."
New Arkwright Scholar, 2015

"The Arkwright representative who stood in for my son's Sponsor (the Sponsor could not attend at short notice due to illness) was very friendly, informative and knowledgeable."
Father of an Arkwright Scholar, 2014

"Edward's Sponsor and Graduate Engineers from The Happold Trust were all very welcoming and enthusiastic and Edward looks forward to meeting them again in the Spring."
Mother of an Arkwright Scholar, 2013


 They hear from passionate and inspiring Speakers:


"A huge thank you for the wonderful Arkwright Awards Ceremony. Hearing from such influential Speakers has made me even more determined to pursue a career in engineering."
New Arkwright Scholar, 2016

 "Our daughter was totally captivated by the speeches. Just the right amount of time taken to inform but leave us wanting more. Slick with a capital S!"
Parent of an Arkwright Scholar, 2014

"The speeches were very interesting and constantly held my attention. I think it helped that there were multiple short talks which were straight to the point, instead of one long talk."
New Arkwright Scholar, 2014


They receive their Scholarship certificates:



"I thought the logistics to get everyone out to photos and back into the auditorium were frankly amazing and ran totally without a hitch."
Representative of a Sponsoring Organisation, 2015

"The mini personal statements read out about every scholar when we collected our certificates were interesting, and the photography process after receiving my certificate was very smooth."
New Arkwright Scholar, 2016





 Your branding will be seen/heard by over 1400 guests in total across all four Ceremonies:

  • new Scholars (high-potential 15/16 year olds)
  • parents (key influencers!)
  • representatives of the 200+ Scholarship-sponsoring organisations
  • industry VIPs


"The event was fantastic! My son and myself had a brilliant time. Everything was so well organised. The organisers were so friendly and the fantastic venue made a wonderful afternoon. It was an amazing event to celebrate all the achievements that these scarily-talented young people have achieved."
Father of an Arkwright Scholar, 2014

"Just to let you know, I had a very Inspiring day at the Institution of Engineering and Technology last Friday. The day as a whole was a very special experience and one that I shall always remember."
New Arkwright Scholar, 2015

"I'm glad I have this opportunity to give feedback as I thought it was one of the most well organised and efficient events I have been to for a long time. The organisation was seamless and couldn't have been better, the venue was impressive and the speeches and presentations themselves were inspiring. Just keep doing what you are's brilliant."
Mother of an Arkwright Scholar, 2016


A unique opportunity to influence the UK's future leaders of the Engineering Profession.

Discuss your interest in this opportunity with Steve Kay today: Tel 01926 333210; Email

Act now to secure your sponsorship package!