Inspiring the next generation

Sharing Your Careers Experience

Why not share your own experience of the highways & transportation sector within your local schools, colleges and universities to inspire a future generation?


Want to showcase a career in highways & transportation?

CIHT Careers Toolkit

The CIHT Careers Toolkit is an interactive toolkit designed to attract young people into careers in highways & transportation.  
The aim of the toolkit is to be a resource for CIHT Ambassadors when visiting primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities and careers fairs. The toolkit was developed with a grant received from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.  The toolkit has been endorsed by the Department for Transport.

CIHT Careers Toolkit feedback from our members:

 ‘As a newly registered STEM Ambassador, the CIHT Careers Toolkit has furnished me with the materials required to prepare and deliver educational sessions to students across the curriculum age groups’
‘It's great to have a transport related toolkit available for STEM workshops as transport is often forgotten in STEM!’
‘The toolkit really helped me organise my presentation to groups of 14/15 year olds. The material was professional and enhanced CIHT's reputation.’
'I recently made use of the KS2 resources within the CIHT Careers Toolkit to run 1.5 hour session with 60 Year 3 children, in my capacity as a STEM Ambassador.  I found the toolkit really useful and easy to use, and the children loved the drawing activity, which stimulated lots of enthusiastic discussion.  I found the whole experience incredibly enjoyable and rewarding and can’t wait to do it again.  Thank you CIHT!'
CIHT members can register to receive a Careers Toolkit or for more information, please contact e:


What is the CIHT Careers Toolkit?

It is a set of interactive materials designed to be used in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities to showcase careers in transport.

Who will use the CIHT Careers Toolkit?

The toolkit is a resource to help CIHT members to illustrate the exciting range of opportunities in the world of transport to young people using the different activities and drawing upon their own experience.

Why is the CIHT Careers Toolkit important?

The Department for Transport’s Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy highlights current skills shortages in the industry and the need to attract young people from all backgrounds into careers in transport. CIHT’s Toolkit is helping to meet this challenge.

How can I get involved?

CIHT members can register to receive a toolkit by completing a short form here or contacting e:
Please note that you must sign up with STEMNET first.

How was the CIHT Careers Toolkit developed?

The contents and design were developed by CIHT’s Careers Material Steering Group in collaboration with Think Up and Thomas Matthews. CIHT would like to acknowledge the contribution of the steering group:

  • Deborah Sims, FCIHT, Steering Group Chair
  • John Brown, FCIHT, CIHT Membership & Skills Strategy Board Member
  • Christine Crossley, Atkins
  • Patricia King, Transport for London
  • James Lloyd, Transport for London
  • Rachel Rombough, MCIHT
  • Vicky Stewart, Atkins
  • Danna Walker, Construction Industry Council
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