Comprehensive new resource details everything hopeful civil engineers need to know to pursue a career shaping the world

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has launched a new information, advice and guidance portal for young people and career changers to find out more about civil engineering.

The web portal, What is Civil Engineering?, has been launched during Tomorrow's Engineers Week, which is focusing on engineers on a mission to make a difference.

The portal offers in-depth case studies of civil engineering projects and the people behind them, such as Ben Chase who helped install the blue whale skeleton in the Natural History Museum entrance hall. Readers can search by project type or career stage to help find inspiration and grow their understanding of the diverse range of career paths. Profiles of civil engineers from around the world allow readers to 'meet' role models, and learn about the steps they've taken in their careers and the work they've done:

  • Fernando Colom Jover, Graduate Engineer working in development and disaster relief in Bolivia
  • Jenny Giles, Senior Civil Engineer working on seawall and flood defences
  • Rachel Stephens, Engineering Assistant and finalist in the Women in Construction Awards: Best Apprentice 25+
  • Andrew Ross, Netherlands-based Design Manager who worked on Botlek Bridge, the largest lifting bridge in Europe

John Laverty, Head of Education & Inspiration at ICE, said:

"The range of creative, rewarding and fun careers within civil engineering continues to grow as technology and innovation change our industry. With so many potential career paths, the ICE has launched more resources to inspire the next generation and help new recruits navigate their way. Anyone, at any age, can visit the ICE's new web portal to get the advice they need to become a civil engineer, helping to transform people's lives for the better, shape the world and safeguard our future."

Young people and others, who may be considering a mid-career change, can find advice on how to embark on a career in civil engineering, outlining the options and pathways available. Teachers, parents and civil engineers working in educational outreach can access resources, including activity packs, presentations, links to further online content, and helpful guidance for working with children and young people.

What is Civil Engineering? can be found at www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering.

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