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Structural engineering is one type of engineering. There are a huge amount of rewarding careers available within the engineering sector and it can be tricky to know where to start.
There are lots of great resources available online to help you make the right choice:
#Thisisengineering - how engineering is at the heart of everything
This great site delivers an exciting overview of the amazing jobs available in engineering, and lets you meet real engineers like Ala - who did work experience here at IStructE!
Tomorrow’s Engineers - get inspired and find your path in engineering
Designed to help you find the branch of engineering that’s right for you, with great blogs and articles by people in the business - like structural engineer Christina Varnarva.
If you’re studying in the UK we recommend that you take mathematics and physics (A levels or Scottish Highers). For your other studies you can choose anything you like - from art to geography. You can also apply for a civil/structural engineering degree with a level 3 BTEC.
Email your local IStructE Regional Group - they may have a member available to visit your school and give a talk - there is nothing as inspiring as meeting an engineer in person.
This annual event is an amazing opportunity for anyone aged aged 7-19 to meet engineers, take on fun challenges, and discover careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in the UK.
April Shackley and Jade Purdy, Design Engineers at AKT II, describe their work with engineering education initiative, ScaleRule.
David Knight has helped design amazing projects around the world, like the Philippine Arena in Manilla and the Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge in London. Here he gives five reasons why structural engineering makes a great career.
Angeliki Palla discusses a talk she gave to London schoolchildren – how it inspired both her and the children.