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Civil engineering careers talks for 16 to 18-year-olds

01 November 2021

Explore the complete set of videos from ICE's Inspiration Series.

Civil engineering careers talks for 16 to 18-year-olds
The ICE Inspiration Series of talks is available for students and schools researching civil engineering careers.

The complete set of ICE Inspiration Series videos, recorded in 2020 during the pandemic, provides all the information you need to choose a career path in civil engineering.

Do you want to shape a better world? We’re going to tell you how.

The series includes fascinating chats from real engineers sharing real experiences to give you unmissable insights into one of the world’s most exciting and rewarding professions.

Civil engineers Shaun, Cameron, Rachel and Stuart tell all on green energy, bamboo houses, riverbank regeneration and cycleway design.

Why civil engineering? Saving lives

Civil engineers Filip, Hiba and Tom tell all about saving lives in earthquake zones, flood areas and anti-terrorism design.

Civil engineers Rhiannon, Brogan and Selina tell all about the design and construction of our infrastructure – from the everyday like a new bus route to creating a Bond Street designer fashion store interior.

What's it like being a civil engineering university student?

Student and graduate civil engineers Virtue, Sam, Claudia and Ayo tell all about their university experience – from whether you need to be good at maths to how diverse their courses are. Find out how good it feels to graduate, what a constructionarium is and get top tips for choosing your course.

What's it like being a civil engineering apprentice?

Apprentices Lucy & Dylan, apprentice turned educator Vicky and top industry employer Sarah gave us the low-down on civil engineering apprenticeships in this episode.

Find out how apprentices study and what qualifications they get, how desirable qualified apprentices are to employers (spoiler alert – very!) and get top tips for applying.

How to apply for civil engineering

In our last episode we explored how to get into civil engineering and secure valuable scholarships with student and graduate engineers Louise, Rob and Uchechi. Find out about work placements and how to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd. Plus get top tips for winning an ICE scholarship worth between £1,000-£8,000!

Explore more on civil engineering careers

We have a host of other resources for schools and students including our Inspire 360° website and the ICE David Butler Award– a digital competition for 16-18s with mentor-supported game and project-based learning.

Email us if you’d like to be kept up-to-date with ICE’s education programme news.

  • Kathryn Denham-Maccioni, digital engagement manager at ICE