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Introduction to Property Development - Dragon’s Den

Our ‘Introduction to Property Development’ programme in partnership with Land Securities came to a head last week when our two teams of A-level students pitched their development plans to a panel of dragons which included senior employees from Land Securities, Hobs Studio, Wilkinson Eyre, and Mace.

Developed in partnership with Land Securities, Construction Youth Trust’s bespoke Introduction to Property Development course has been specially designed to introduce students in years 11-13 to the processes and the job roles involved in developing or redeveloping property and...

Construction Youth Trust announced as Mace Foundation Charity Partner

We are very proud to announce that Construction Youth Trust has been selected as one of Mace Foundations strategic charity partners for the next 3 years.

Over the last four years the Mace Foundation has donated £1.6 million to over 200 charities and worthy causes. This is helping drive forward Mace’s ambition to make a real and sustainable difference to the lives of disadvantaged people and communities where Mace works.

The Mace Foundation 2016 Annual Review has now been published. Highlights of the report include £380,000 donated to charities, the results of...

International Womens Day: Guest Blog post from Karina Williams

The Joy of Placemaking By Karina Williams, Sustainability Manager at British Land

Recently, a group of students visiting our Clarges development asked about life as a woman in the construction industry. For me, the answer is that I love my job! I enjoy the variety it involves and, even though construction is quite male dominated, it offers great opportunities for everyone, female or male.

Here are my top things about life in construction:

Watching a building rise out of the ground – it’s inspiring. I feel proud when I see buildings developed by British Land,...

International Womens Day: Guest Blog post from Faye Young

It’s International Women’s Day and Faye Young, Regional Manager (London and South East) for SCS Group , looks at how there are many opportunities for women in construction – and at how we can show young people it really is a great industry to work in…

The fact that I stumbled across a career in construction by sheer chance is a tell-tale sign. It demonstrates the reality that our industry is not at the forefront for women choosing a career and the problem extends to young people in general. Construction isn’t seen as a “cool” or “...

Budding Brunels with Balfour Beatty and Manchester Smart Motorways

We recently delivered a 3 day construction careers workshop to students in Manchester with Balfour Beatty and Manchester Smart Motorways.

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field. Our aim is to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their employability skills.

Aimed at students aged 16 to 18, this particular...

Budding Brunels with British Land at 4 Kingdom Street

The next generation of the construction industry had a taste of the sector recently when they took part in ‘Budding Brunels’ , our schools engagement programme in partnership with British Land.

21 students aged 16-19 took part in the three-day programme, which focused on British Land’s current development of at 4 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central. The workshop incorporated practical activities for the students, a site tour of 4 Kingdom Street and employability skills. All activities were supported by professional volunteers from British Land and their supply chain...

Budding Brunels workshop in Birmingham inspires the next generation

We recently delivered a 3 day construction careers workshop to students in Birmingham with infrastructure company Morgan Sindall.

With funding from John Connaughton and AG Manly, construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall threw open the doors of its Colmore Row site to provide 25 students with a three day construction workshop, as they explore careers in the sector.

The group from Aston University Academy of Engineering and South & City College Birmingham spent three days in the city on a discovery mission exploring all aspects of the construction...

Budding Brunels with Mace at Vauxhall SkyGardens

MACE and Construction Youth Trust have worked together in the past with the aim of raising awareness of professional opportunities within the construction industry for young people. This course in Vauxhall, London was the last of the agreed five.

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field. Our aim is to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction...

#ExperienceConstruction Campaign Launch

Our latest campaign #ExperienceConstruction has launched in partnership with Building Magazine Last week we launched the #ExperienceConstruction campaign with the aim of raising awareness of the value of work experience placements for young people.

To support the campaign and to encourage those in the industry to get on board, Building Magazine are featuring the campaign in their ‘back to school’ issue out right now, as well as hosting an online register with launch partner John Rowan and Partners, where construction companies can ‘pledge a placement’.

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Work Experience at Construction Youth Trust

James Meredith (16 years old), experienced 1 week of work at Construction Youth Trust and below is an enthusiastic description of his time with us.

There was one feature that stood out for me whilst I was doing work experience at Construction Youth Trust, from meetings with prospective donors and teaching in the Budding Builders and Budding Brunels courses to each member of the Trust explaining what they do on a day to day basis: Passion. Everyone at Construction Youth Trust is ardently passionate about every aspect of their work, chiefly helping young people into the vast array of jobs...

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