Women intending to study engineering at university could benefit from a £9,000 bursary from automotive company Land Rover and charity WISE.

Established to encourage girls to pursue careers relating to STEM subjects, the bursaries will be awarded to three female students or apprentices to help support them during their studies.

Land Rover says it wants to address the shortage of female engineering graduates in the automotive industry. Just 13% of engineering undergraduates are female.

Nicci Cook, senior HR manager at Land Rover, said: ‘We hope that the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will inspire a new generation of women in engineering.’

The bursary campaign was launched by Zara Phillips, whose Grandmother, the Queen, worked as a mechanical engineer in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS).

Ms Phillips said: ‘The UK has a rich heritage of women in engineering, encouraged by the success of the ATS.’

‘I’m delighted to be supporting the Range Rover Evoque Wise Scholarship which provides young women with the opportunity to progress their career,’ she added.

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