Land Rover campaign aims to drive uptake of female engineers

Zara Phillips today kicked off Jaguar Land Rover's new scholarship programme for young women looking to pursue a career in engineering.

The Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will provide a £9,000 bursary to three female students or apprentices wanting to explore a career or further studies in the sector. The winners will also be provided with mentoring support from both Land Rover senior engineers and WISE representatives. Talking about the campaign, Zara said: "I'm delighted to be supporting the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship. There are equal opportunities for both men and women to succeed in engineering and now is an exciting time to get involved." WISE director Helen Wollaston added: "This new scholarship offers a really good start for a young woman entering the engineering profession. The industry needs to attract more female talent; this is a wonderful opportunity to do just that." The Range Rover Evoque WIE Scholarship is open to any woman who has arranged an engineering based apprenticeship or has a confirmed place on a higher education engineering course. For more information or to apply visit