Welcome to our education hub!
At Amey, we have a great deal of exciting learning opportunities on offer, to help inspire and educate young people.
We've created this Education Hub to provide free access to a range of inclusive activities and resources that we hope will bring some fun in to the home as well as educate, engage and inspire our young people, from designing a railway route and building structures to learning more about the environment.
All the activities aim to give a taste of the diverse careers that are available at Amey and within our sectors, and in particular with regards to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.
STEM resources available for you
Engineering Challenge Pack
We've developed a number of activity sheets to 'plant a seed' and raise awareness of engineering; encouraging young people to explore engineering in a fun and safe environment. These activities have been used by Girlguiding, but we've decided to open it up for everyone to enjoy taking part.
There are 14 activity sheets which take roughly 30mins - 1 hour to complete, and they come with accompanying worksheets which you'll need to download in order to do some of the activities.
To download the worksheets, please click on the one you'll need: Animals, Budget sheet, Design that sign, Environment Bingo card, Habitat sheet, Rail map, Structures sheet, Think cards and Travel cards.
Network Rail's 'Emily the Engineer Activity Book'
We are proudly supporting Network Rails new 'Emily the Engineer Activity Book'. It's full of puzzles and quizzes and follows the character of Emily the Engineer on her rail adventures - seeking to spark children's imaginations and inspire them to consider a career in engineering.
To download 'Emily the Engineer Activity Book' please click here.
Waste and Recycling
We're passionate and committed to educating young people about waste and the three 'Rs' - reduce our waste, re-use our waste and recycle our waste! We've developed a selection of downloadable, fun activity sheets to raise awareness of waste, recycling and the environment.
- Build Your Own Bird Feeder - we've also created a video that gives you step-by-step instructions by our Waste Education Manager, Jonathan Crisp
- Waste Wordsearch
Eco-schools have produced lesson plans developed to support the aims of the Litter Less Campaign. However, any teacher/parent wishing to educate his/her child/student on the issue of litter and waste are free to use the material. The lesson plans are based on the Eco-Schools methodology and for the age groups: 6-8, 9-12 and 13-16 years.
Other STEM resources
Please download the 'I can do that' experiments which you can do at home. Here you will find some fun ideas to keep children of all ages amused and a great introduction into the world of chemistry!
Are you a young person looking for ideas and opportunities to help kickstart your career? Or do you know someone who many need our support?
Please visit or Amey Inspire page where you will find lots of different tools and resources to help young people learn about the various career opportunities available at Amey; from downloading a career video from one of our apprentices, to requesting a virtual career talk with an Amey employee.
What we hope to achieve through the Education Hub
We've set some clear objectives to guide our education work at Amey. These include:
- Inspiring a diverse pipeline of future STEM talent to join and grow with Amey.
- Providing the opportunities for our people to contribute to our local communities whilst at the same time boosting their professional skills, experience and confidence.
- Ensuring that our activities are inclusive so young people of all ages and all backgrounds are aware of the opportunities that STEM can provide.
- Supporting wider education agenda that support greater social mobility.
Organisations Amey partners with
To support our work with young people Amey has partnered with a number of organisations. Please follow their links for further education resources.
- The Duke or Edinburgh's Award (DofE) - the DofE charity works with organisations across the UK to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate adult life through the completion of an award. During the COVID-19 pandemic DofE has created a list of Activity Ideas - helping DofE participants to continue with their award #DofEWithADifference.
- Girlguiding - Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. Its aim is to build girls' confidence, raise their aspirations and ensure they reach their full potential regardless of gender, identity, background or ability. Girlguiding has recently created a programme called Adventures At Home. This allows parents, carers, volunteers, units and girls of all ages to access a bank of free resources online to create fun and adventure at home!
- Cancer Research UK - Great researchers are at the heart of world-class cancer research and play a vital role in attracting and developing the cancer researchers of the future. They've created a range of fun and educational science activities to get children inspired by the work that their researchers do in the labs to beat cancer. The ‘science at home activities’ are available here and include some great activities for children from setting up a science shop at home to finding out how donations are converted into equipment for our labs and running a blind taste test “clinical trial” with your family.
Further resources available
We have put together a list of free and available online resources to support with home learning during this period. They offer a range of interactive activities and videos, educational learning and wide range of resources to download.