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Education

ICE East Midlands works to promote civil engineering to young people, helping them learn about the profession and supporting those who have chosen to study civil engineering subjects.

We can give advice and guidance if you're wondering what subjects to study at school, college or university.

We also provide resources and support for teachers, and other people looking to promote civil engineering.

Our volunteers are passionate about our industry and want to inspire the next generation of civil engineers. They visit schools to give careers advice and support engineering-themed activities for young people.

Looking for inspiring resources to use in school?

We have a range of multimedia resources for teachers, careers advisers, parents, and volunteer ICE ambassadors.

So if you want an activity for a class or club – something hands-on, that's tried and tested – you'll find it here. We also have PowerPoint presentations, videos, careers information and useful links to lots more.

Education & resources

Tomorrow's Engineers logo

ICE also works with Tomorrow's Engineers, which provides clear information on careers in engineering.

The Tomorrow's Engineers careers materials:

  • Are mainly aimed 11 to 14 year olds
  • Show what young people can achieve by studying maths and physics
  • Tell you about the huge range of careers available in engineering
  • Explain the different ways to get an engineering career

Tomorrow's Engineers

In your region

Need help planning your lessons? Thinking about visiting a school?

We carry out a range of activities with schools across the region to help promote understanding of civil engineering and inspire young people. If you've got a question or want to arrange a visit then let us know.

ICE Ambassadors visit schools across the region to help young people learn about civil engineering. It aims to inspire the civil engineers of tomorrow by organising a range of challenging, exciting and practical activities.

Our Ambassadors also organise a range of other schools events - like careers days and presentations - to get young people interested in the profession and to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

To find out more about educational activities in the West Midlands contact us at: [email protected].

Interested in helping?

If you are an ICE member and would like to help inspire the next generation of engineers, then we want to hear from you!

We are always on the lookout for new ICE STEM ambassadors to visit schools and help inspire children across the region.

Find out more about civil engineering near you

We showcase projects across the region, promoting civil engineers' work in in the fields of transport, energy, water, flooding and waste.

These includes projects like NET2 - the £570 million extension to the Nottingham tram system, which will bring a projected £300 million to the area, and create around 8,000 new jobs. It will include 16 services per hour - in each direction - which will ease congestion, reduce traffic pollution, and provide access to 20 of Nottingham’s 30 major employers. There will be seven park and ride sites, with 5,400 parking spaces, and two lines which link directly to Line One at Nottingham City Station. It's estimated that up to 23 million people will benefit from this updated service.

Construction of the Nottingham tram system
Construction of the Nottingham tram system - civil engineers are vital in providing our transport infrastructure

What do you need to do to become a civil engineer?

If you're interested in a university or college course in civil engineering, it's important to make sure that the course you choose is 'accredited'. This means that it meets the Engineering Council's quality and curriculum standards.

Having accredited academic qualifications will make it easier for you to become professionally qualified as a chartered engineer (CEng), incorporated engineer (IEng), or engineering technician (EngTech). Use our course search to find accredited courses throughout the UK.

Opportunities in your region

ICE East Midlands has strong links with every higher education institution in the region that offers accredited engineering courses. Its Graduate and Student Committee organises a wide range of events - many of which are free - with universities and colleges to encourage students to join in, and to develop their knowledge and skills. ICE East Midlands has close ties with the following institutions in the region:

Universities

Colleges

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