Working with young people

We’re constantly on the look-out for dynamic civil engineers, of all ages and backgrounds, to go into schools and inspire under-19s about the profession. Working with young people can be incredibly rewarding and is great for your professional and personal development.

Many companies encourage employees to take part in school activities. Engaging face-to-face with young people gives you a brilliant opportunity to get more to consider careers as civil engineers (perhaps even with your company!) and will be an experience which you’ll enjoy too.

To do this you can become an ICE Ambassador, take part in education events organised by Graduate and Student committees or plan your own education events (e.g. doing a presentation on civil engineering careers at your old school).

We also need enthusiastic partners working in universities and colleges to become Student Liason Officers - to help us connect with students studying civil engineering and related courses so that they can get support and advice through free ICE student membership.

Any contribution from our members, as well as non-engineering professionals such as career advisors and teachers, to enthuse young people about careers and the work of civil engineering is highly valuable. Get in touch to help us connect with the engineers of tomorrow today!

Why volunteer?

Working with under-19s is extremely rewarding and gives you the opportunity to:

  • Positively influence young people and create an appetite for civil engineering as their career of choice
  • Shape the future and diversity of the profession
  • Meet and work with peers on education projects and events
  • Develop professional skills – e.g. planning, presenting and public speaking, which can count towards your CPD
  • Use your creativity in devising activities and challenges
  • Raise your professional profile

Become an ICE Ambassador

ICE Ambassadors are UK-based members.

Before becoming an Ambassador, you’ll need to register with STEMNet who will train and guide you on working with young people. Once your training is complete, you’ll attend careers fairs, give presentations on civil engineering careers and run engineering activities with students in schools and colleges.

Register your interest now

Fill in the form below and we’ll contact you about volunteering opportunities working with under-19s

Looking for careers and education resources?

Working with young people

You can find videos, Powerpoint presentations, order print materials and much more in our resources section.

Pre-19 presentation

This PowerPoint presentation can be used by ICE members or any civil engineer as a visual aid when speaking to school or further education (FE) students about civil engineering.

Meet our ICE Ambassadors

Find out more about our ICE Ambassadors and why they become an ICE Ambassador.

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