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A selection of quotes from Scholars, Apprentices, Freemen and Liverymen.

As my apprenticeship with SIM has now, sadly, come to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude for the care and support that I have been shown by the Company over the past five years, both financially and academically. It is no exaggeration when I say that this support has been of huge value to me. The financial support has had very direct, obvious benefits (rent in Cambridge is expensive!), but, perhaps more importantly, the academic support and advice that I have had from you has definitely helped inform some fairly big decisions for me over the years, and also kept me motivated when things have seemed difficult.
My Arkwright grant funded a residential Maths camp and, at an engineering taster day at Cambridge, I learned about the mechanics behind the ‘chain fountain’ phenomenon. An Arkwright visit to a company called TTP opened my eyes to the possibility of working as a researcher in industry. Through WCSIM I also attended a fascinating lecture on the science of invisibility by Professor John Pendry, which covered the topic of meta-materials with negative refractive index, encouraging me to explore this area further.
I became part of the company when I was young and unsure of my career direction, at the time the company informed and guided me. Six years on this is still the case today, and I also benefit from the great contacts I develop at events and dinners. The company enabled me to find out first hand what it was like to be at different stages of an engineering career, this helped me decide what to study at university and what career path I was best suited to.