Going back to the classroom to talk civil engineering

Many ICE members give their time every year to visit schools and introduce young people to civil engineering by running activities and giving talks. Could you join them to help inspire young people?

We always need more ICE members to attract future civil engineers to the profession
We always need more ICE members to attract future civil engineers to the profession

It's really valuable work. Often it is the only way young people find out what civil engineering is and that it's a creative, rewarding and fun career.

It's going to be a particularly exciting time too with 2018 marking ICE's 200th anniversary: a great year to show how civil engineers have transformed people's lives and how the young people you meet could be the superheroes of the future.

It's also a lot of fun of course (for you and them).

Become a STEM ambassador

The best way to get involved with education activities is to become an ICE STEM ambassador.

You don't need any previous experience of working with young people or have been working in the industry for a long time. The most important thing is that you're enthusiastic, know a bit about civil engineering (students are welcome) and think you'll enjoy engaging with young people.

ICE and STEM Learning work together to offer support to ambassadors, including a free dedicated training session to make sure you feel prepared. We'll also give you access to activity plans and guidance resources, as well as regular communications to support you.

Benefits of becoming a STEM ambassador

Working to inspire young people isn't just good for the industry – it's great for you too. It can help you with:

  • Personal satisfaction and enjoyment
  • The chance to use and hone your people and presentation skills
  • New contacts for your professional network

And it'll help us to address the future skills needs of the industry.

Get involved today

You can register now to become an ICE ambassador through the STEM Learning website (make sure you choose ICE in the 'professional institution' box). They'll contact you about your application, organise your training session and make sure you've got everything you need to get started. After that we'll keep in touch to support you.

If you have any questions about becoming an ICE STEM ambassador get in touch with us at careers@ice.org.uk.