Enjoyment to Employment

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Turning children’s enthusiasm for transport into a career in industry

We're working with industries to turn childhood enthusiasm into adult achievement through Enjoyment to Employment. This programme reaches children and young people at key points throughout their learning and development.  

London is enjoying a transport engineering boom. Growth in this sector is predicted to increase as the city continues to expand. But with an ageing workforce, competition to recruit and retain staff is acute. The report Engineering UK 2016 The State of Engineering states that in the next three years over half of all businesses expect to encounter difficulties in recruiting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skilled staff.

We are building an industry coalition that works together, through London Transport Museum, to deliver a long-term solution to the most serious problem facing transport in the UK – a lack of engineers. 

To learn more about how we are addressing this skills gap and see highlights from the past six months of Enjoyment to Employment activities, please download our Enjoyment to Employment 2019/20 Interim Report [758KB].

At the Museum, we see the excitement and enthusiasm of hundreds of children every day as they explore our collection, dress up as engineers and drivers and fix and clean the vehicles in our All Aboard Gallery. We aim to harness that enthusiasm and turn it into a fulfilling career.

Skills Late: Talent Transported

Three young adults holding clipboards pointing at a lit tableDate: Thursday 30 January 2020
Time: 18:45–21:00
Tickets: Free

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Looking to start your career but unsure of where to begin or what options are available?

Come to our Skills Late: Talent Transported event - a free, unique and relaxed careers event where you can meet employers from across the transport sector and figure out the next steps into your chosen career.

We’re welcoming career seekers aged 16-25, key workers, careers advisors, parents and carers to London Transport Museum for this free careers-focused Late, set against the backdrop of our inspiring collection.

‘I found out about lots of new opportunities that I wouldn't have done without this event’ - Skills Late Attendee 2018

Please note that this event is for 16+ only

What will I get from the event?

  • Meet top employers in the transport sector with live entry level vacancies
  • Hear from young people employed in the transport sector
  • Take part in practical skills workshops
  • Register for Route into Work courses designed to support you through the recruitment process for entry level roles and apprenticeships
  • Support after the event to turn those helpful conversations into meaningful steps towards your chosen career

Which employers will be there?

  • Bombardier
  • Costain
  • Skanska
  • Siemens
  • telent
  • Thales
  • Tfl

Full line-up of employers, presenters and activities coming soon.

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Which types of vacancies will I hear about?

All employers will be ready to discuss entry level roles and apprenticeships Levels 2-6, some might have graduate opportunities.

Route into work courses for 2020 are focused on level 2 and 3 apprenticeships.

Who can attend?

  • Career Seekers aged 16-25
  • Supporters: Key workers, careers advisors, parents, guardians and carers who know or work with young Londoners who are interested in these careers

Women can join an exclusive pre-event networking workshop to hear from women in the transport industry and gain useful advice and insights into taking your next steps into employment with confidence. Booking for this event will be available soon.

Please note, spaces are available for people who self-identify as women (cis, trans or genderqueer).

Leave inspired and let us support you to turn conversations into job offers.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Jenny at [email protected].

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Workshop: Women in the Transport Industry: Networking Skills Workshop

Time: 17:45- 18:45

Women aged 16-25 and their supporters are welcome to the Museum for this exclusive workshop, taking place just an hour before the doors for Skills Late open

  • Hear from a panel of women in the transport industry- get your questions answered from women working in the industry
  • Take part in a networking skills workshop- learn networking and conversation techniques you can take straight into Skills Late and use with employers
  • Explore in a safe space the realities of working in the transport industry as a woman
  • Start building your network of likeminded women
  • Walk straight out of this workshop and into Skills Late with the confidence you need to secure the role you want

Book your ticket for this event in the same place you book for Skills Late - look out for the pop up on the second page.

Please note, spaces are available for people who self-identify as women.

Leave inspired and let us support you to turn conversations into job offers.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Jenny at [email protected].

Book now

Our programmes

Uniquely placed to act as a bridge linking industry with children and young people, the Museum works with our Enjoyment to Employment coalition partners to deliver the following programmes:

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Learning as a family

Ages 0-12

12,500 children and 6,250 parents take part annually in interactive and immersive activities and workshops that fire children’s imaginations and bring transport to life.

The activities take place at the Museum during school holidays. Employees from our industry partners have the opportunity to be trained as Family Volunteers helping to tell stories and lead craft activities that enable families to learn collaboratively.


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Ages 3-14

Our collection brings real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects to life.

Some 19,000 school children each year take part in a range of interactive sessions in class-groups exploring science, art, problem-solving and literacy at the Museum.  All our sessions are delivered by trained Museum professionals who expertly draw together transport, the arts and the national curriculum.


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Route into Work

Ages 16- 25

Young people who are not in employment build and develop confidence, presentation skills and understanding of work to take their first step on the career ladder.

The Museum gives at least 100 young people a year the opportunity to develop key employability skills and to present what they have learned to an employer in the transport industry with live job vacancies.   

Route into Work


Join the coalition

Enjoyment to Employment is a collective response looking beyond the short-term to secure the future of the transport industry and we are very grateful to our partners for their support.

We are actively looking to grow the Enjoyment to Employment coalition and to grow our impact. 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Enjoyment to Employment initiative as an industry partner please, contact [email protected] to arrange a meeting to learn more about how your company can support and benefit from this successful programme.

Enjoyment to Employment Supporters

Inspire Engineering supported by Siemens 

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Enjoyment to Employment

Bombardier logo

Costain logo

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Telent logo

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