Institution of Civil Engineer’s apprentice to north west chair Gareth Scott has penned a song to educate young people about the role of civil engineering and inspire them to follow a career in the sector.
Mouchel traffic signals specialist Joanna Anderson wrote the song as part of the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week initiative.
Scott describes Anderson as someone with “infectious enthusiasm who eats, sleeps and breathes civil engineering”.
Outside of work, she teaches guitar and music theory and regularly performs comedy songs at The Spare Rib shows in Liverpool. Anderson said that she joined forces with the ICE on the song in the hope that engaging with young people in a more creative, fun way would pique their interest in engineering as a career, and bust outdated perceptions about who civil engineers are.
Anderson added: “It is vital that we do more to promote engineering to boys and girls, challenging the view that a civil engineer is a man, in a hard hat, who and spends all day onsite outside. Most of us do not fit that stereotype - civil engineering offers so many diverse and fascinating roles. I didn’t know about civil engineering until I was 18 and I wish I had known earlier. I work to promote engineering because I love it, I love what I do and I want others, especially young people, to know about it. I hope my song helps.”
To listen to the song, click here, and Anderson and the ICE would like all viewers to share the song via social media to raise awareness of the Tomorrow’s Engineers Week initiative and the opportunities in civil engineering.