Promising young engineer Jack Thomas is one to watch.
The Institution of Civil Engineers North East (ICE) has awarded the Wearside youngster with a highly-respected scholarship in recognition of his hard work and studies.
Jack has been presented with a prestigious Ice Quest scholarship, after his successful application to the scheme.
The Quest Technician Scholarship provides support to students with technical and practical engineering experience, who are studying courses that could see them earn a professional qualification as an engineering technician.
Applications require information on education, employment and qualifications to be provided, as well as references from employers and a personal statement.
Jack, 21, is studying part time BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design (Civils) at Newcastle College and is an Apprentice Civil Engineer at Capita in North Tyneside.
He was presented with his scholarship certificate by Ice President Professor David Balmforth.
Elizabeth Thompson, membership development officer of Ice North East, said scholarships were only presented to students who demonstrated real potential: “I am delighted to present Jack with such a prestigious award, which is fully deserved.
“The Quest scholarship attracts students of the highest calibre with a real passion for engineering, and Jack more than fits the bill.
“Jack has a promising career ahead of him in civil engineering, and I would like to wish him all the best with his studies.”
Andy Stephenson, Director of the School of Construction, Engineering and Science at Newcastle College, said: “I am delighted that Jack has been awarded an Ice scholarship.
“This support will help him with his studies and is a badge of excellence, which will be a great boost to his future career.”