The Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarship helps young engineers with leadership qualities to combine business and engineering education to improve the performance of the UK economy.

Each year £300,000 worth of MBA scholarships are awarded to 10 young engineers with exceptional qualifications and leadership potential.

The scholarship enables the awardees to add business, finance and marketing expertise to the diverse skills they gained through their engineering training and qualifications.

The scholarship supports engineers to take on high profile positions, providing essential skills for boardroom roles and to start innovative companies. The scheme is also helping to reposition the image of engineering by encouraging young talent to follow this path.

On graduation, each awardee becomes a Sainsbury Management Fellow (SMF) and gains access to an impressive professional network, high level business events, mentoring and career guidance. SMFs themselves also contribute considerably to the career development of young engineers.

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Welcome New Members’ Networking event 12 September 2017 - 6.30pm The Rubens Hotel, 39 Buckinham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
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Engineering New Horizons – Free Book

The careers of 25 beneficiaries of a Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarship are featured in our 25th anniversary publication, Engineering New Horizons.

The case study book charts the careers of the 25 Fellows, chalking up many firsts; technological innovations in the fields of medicine, e-commerce, environmental, manufacturing, transport, communications, leisure and cosmetics; resulting in job and wealth creation for the UK and global economy.

Engineering New Horizons is available free of charge by emailing cathy.breeze@smf.org.uk

Engineering New Horizons

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Click here to read the online version of the book.


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