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Helping inspire the next generation of civil engineers

If you're an engineer going into a school, college or youth group to talk about civil engineering, or a teacher or parent looking for careers information, then we have plenty of resources you can use - from presentations to activity plans and leaflets. Either to download or order.

ICE David Butler Award & CityZen competition

Our digital competition for students aged 16-18 years offers valuable insight into the world of civil engineering, formal recognition from a globally respected institution and the chance to win great prizes.

The competition is an easy to run, structured activity which is supported throughout by an ICE STEM Ambassador.

It takes place yearly and makes an ideal STEM club or extra-curricular activity.

The ICE David Butler Award experience gives students:

  • Insight into a respected, exciting and globally growing career option
  • Skills they will need for work such as teamwork, critical thinking, innovation and creative problem-solving
  • Support for the national curriculums for Geography, Maths and Design Technology
  • Recognition for their participation, plus great prizes
CityZen: Digital civil engineering competition

Challenge your students to build better in the fun CityZen game – part of the ICE David Butler Award.

We will be inviting teams to sign up for the 2022 competition in the late spring. Please email the Careers team to be notified of the next round of the competition.

Educational resources

We have a wide range of educational materials that you can take into the classroom or show to students.

Civil engineering activities near you

ICE regions run many activities and competitions for schools and colleges across age groups. Explore what we can offer to you on your doorstep.

Become an ICE STEM Ambassador

Our STEM Ambassadors go into schools, colleges and unis to talk about civil engineering.

They bring to life what civil engineering is to inspire young people to take up engineering as a career.

An ICE STEM Ambassador …

  • Explains to students what civil engineering is
  • Talks about their life and experiences as a civil engineer
  • Answers questions, runs activities, shows how to become an engineer

Don't worry, we offer support, training and loads of resources you can take with you.

Education & careers FAQs

If you're not sure what to do next, check out our helpful list that has answers to all your questions.