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Event Organiser: ICE

Could I be a civil engineer? South West webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 09 July 2020
  • 11:00 - 12:00
Could I be a civil engineer? South West webinar

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This event is aimed at 16 to 18 year-olds who’re thinking about future education and career options. We’ll introduce you to an exciting profession that will allow you to literally shape the world we live in, tackle global problems and use new technologies.

Civil engineers transform lives by designing and building the structures, networks and services that we all rely on; giving us clean water; energy when we need it; better, safer homes and workplaces; and faster, greener transport.

Civil engineers are also at the forefront of meeting the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, so if saving the planet is important to you, this could be the career for you!

Your journey to becoming a civil engineer starts right now and there are many different routes to take – whether you’re currently waiting for GCSE results or already studying A-levels or similar qualifications at school or college.

Join us to find out about becoming a civil engineer from civil engineers themselves.

They’ll explain what they do, what they love about it, how they got started and what you need to do to follow in their footsteps.

This free online event will cover:

  • Civil engineering in the world around us
  • Who can become a civil engineer?
  • Different types of civil engineering
  • Civil engineering apprenticeships
  • Studying civil engineering at university
  • Amazing civil engineering projects in the South West of England

We love questions, so feel free to ask anything you want to know about becoming a civil engineer.You can send a question in advance to [email protected] or post your question during the live event.

This online event is moderated by a DBS approved ICE staff member.



Lizzie Rees, Assistant Engineer at WSP, sets the scene and acts as your guide throughout the event.

What is civil engineering?

Sandhya Sreekumar, South West STEM Ambassador of the Year, explains why civil engineering is connected to all our lives in many ways.

My journey to civil engineering

At 19, Anna Gates can speak from recent experience of moving from school into a civil engineering apprenticeship at Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation.

What will I learn?

Rob Henley, a Transport Planner for Arup, will talk about why he decided to opt for civil engineering and what skills he’s learned on the job.

Civil engineering is all around you

Sally Walters, Project Manager at Stantec, shares her experience of working on awesome schemes across the South West.

Anyone can do it 

There’s so much variety in civil engineering, so Penny Gilg, Transport Planner at Atkins, talks about the wide range of roles she’s performed – all part of the wonderful world of civil engineering.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]