Engineers and planners are essential to TfL but we face potential shortages of people with these specialist skills, particularly in Highways, Rail and Transport Planning.
London Transport Museum (LTM), in partnership with TfL, has developed the Inspire Engineering programme to engage young people with engineering and reduce the skills gap facing the transport industry. Thanks to support from the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust and TfL, Inspire Engineering is building successful links between schools and real-life engineering.
The Inspire Engineering programme is made possible by Engineering Ambassadors. Ambassadors are real TfL engineers and planners, who volunteer their time, expertise and enthusiasm to inspire and inform young people about engineering as a potential career with great prospects.
This is particularly relevant to Key Stage 3 students (11-14 years old), to help them make informed GCSE choices. London Transport Museum also offers hands-on Inspire Engineering sessions to primary schools to get a real insight into engineering from a young age.
London Transport Museum works with STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths Network) to coordinate the Engineering Ambassadors activity within TfL. The Engineering Ambassadors help deliver Inspire Engineering school sessions with London Transport Museum (see below) and also support broader STEMNET activities.
LTM's Inspire Engineering programme offers exciting, hands-on museum sessions for Key Stage 3 pupils (ages 11-14) as well as Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11):
For more information and to book an outreach workshop, please email InspireEngineering@ltmuseum.co.uk. To book the museum-based sessions please follow the links above.