TfL is celebrating all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the Year of Engineering.

Our science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) volunteers can come to your school to show how school-based subjects come to life in the real world - and how they help us keep London moving.

Our School Skills programme of activities is designed to support the curriculum. It helps young people understand the wide range of STEM careers available in the 21st century and enables parents, carers, teachers and careers advisors to see some of the opportunities of the future.

We aim to support greater diversity in the transport industry, encourage social mobility and address the scarcity of key skills, including technology and engineering.

Engineering opportunities

Some of our engineers pictured in their workplaces.

School Skills activities and resources for the Year of Engineering

Age group  Activity  Purpose
 16+ Innovate TfL  The TfL Schools Challenge: Innovate TfL, in association with Cleshar, is a unique opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students to develop the skills employers want, and win work experience at TfL.
 14-16  GCSE project This activity complements teaching at GCSE across multiple core and foundation subjects including Mathematics, English, Geography and Design and technology. It's currently in its pilot phase.
 11-19 Youth Travel Ambassadors  Young people aged 11-19 can make a difference to the transport issues affecting their school communities. Youth Travel Ambassadors (YTA) is a youth-led programme for secondary schools and sixth form centres in London.
 12-14 Inspire engineering days This interactive day introduces students to how our engineers shape the city we serve, making life in London better. To inspire and enrich problem solving and communication skills in years 7, 8 and 9. Primary
 Primary The world's first underground railway This activity introduces primary school pupils to engineering habits of mind. It's a fun and inspiring way to engage in problem solving and teamwork.
Primary, secondary and further education STEM Ambassadors STEM professional volunteers enrich STEM learning in schools. They can be requested through the national STEMLearning database or the London Transport Museum.
Primary, secondary and further education Inspiring the Future / Inspiring Women / Primary Futures This initiative aims to improve careers advice from primary to 6th form and to promote the diversity of different careers in transport. Volunteers are requested through the inspiring the future national volunteering database.
11-24 Plotr "A better connected world" transport careers Plotr is a free-to-access, highly engaging, careers information website that connects young people with employers and jobs that fit their interests, skills and personality. You can explore transport careers in our online transport world.

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