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Routes to your future

Routes to your future

Crossrail is helping develop the people and skills to deliver major future projects in the UK.

The Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy

Crossrail’s state-of-the art training facility and Europe’s only specialist soft-ground tunnelling training facility, TUCA provides training for the key skills required to work in tunnel excavation, underground construction and infrastructure.

Learning on the job Crossrail apprenticeships

More than 485 apprentices are helping build Crossrail.

Apprentices work across the entire project from engineering and construction to office based corporate functions, gaining experience, skills and confidence for the future benefit of the construction industry.

Young Crossrail

Young Crossrail is Crossrail’s education engagement programme for young people and schools.

The programme aims to change perceptions of engineering and engineers and encourage more young people, and particularly girls, to consider engineering and construction-related careers. During 2014-15 Young Crossrail engaged over 13,000 students, teachers and parents.

Useful contacts

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Tomorrow's Engineers has information aimed at young people about the importance of engineering and the breadth of careers available. It also has downloadable resource packs for teachers.


Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK's national academy for engineering. Developed with teachers, the Academy has produced a suite of engineering-based resources for teachers and STEM ambassadors.


STEMNET works with schools and colleges to help educators inspire students in STEM. They help to access a range of STEM enhancement and enrichment opportunities indlucing STEM clubs and links with STEM ambassadors.


Smallpeice Trust provdies exciting programmes to promote engineering careers to young people through residential courses, STEM days, STEM clubs and STEM teacher training days.


Young Engineers offer a wide range of national activities, challenges and competitions are an ideal way to engage students and add extra excitement to design, technology and engineering activities. The activities link to the national curriculum whilst providing an excellent learning experience. 

Over 7,000 training opportunities

Over 7,000 training enrolments at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy near Ilford.