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Virtual Inspire Engineering

London Transport Museum's Inspire Engineering programme offers authentic, engaging and real-world engagements with engineering to inspire your KS3 students.

Virtual Inspire Engineering

The Virtual Inspire Engineering Programme is part of London Transport Museum's Enjoyment to Employment Programme.

Let their skilled facilitators inspire your pupils with enquiry-based activities, stories from practising engineers, and a tour of their iconic collection.

The session will introduce students to real-world engineering concepts and engineers from Siemens Mobility, telent and Transport for London.

These interactive and experiential sessions are an opportunity for secondary school students to get curious about careers in engineering and transport.

Since 2011, more than 6,800 pupils and teachers have taken part, with 90% of students who took part in 2019-20 reporting they left with a positive view of engineering (an increase from 68% who had a positive view before the session).

Dates and location

Available online through Zoom from 7 to 10 March 2022.

They also offer an day-long experience at their Museum Depot in Ealing for those who can attend in person.


£80 per 2 hour session for 1 class. For each additional class (up to 4 classes in total) there is a fee of £20.


Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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