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National Apprenticeship Week - Budding Brunels Alumni

As it's National Apprenticeship Week, we have been catching up with some past Budding Brunels students who have since moved into apprenticeships to hear how they are getting on.

Jack Reidy took part in a Budding Brunels programme back in 2013 when we partnered with Vinci. He is now undertaking a Train Maintenance apprenticeship with TFL.

Please can you tell us about your career to date and how you became interested in working in the construction sector?

I had just finished college at a UTC studying mechanical engineering, and my dad, who works at TFL, infleunced and...

#NotJustForBoys Workshop

International Women’s Day provided the perfect backdrop for our first #notjustforboys workshop. The workshop took place in Villiers High School, Southall, and was the final in a series of sessions run with the Year 10 cohort in partnership with the National Careers Service.

Twenty-three young women took part, alongside eight female role-models from the industry. Volunteers represented specialisms as diverse as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Planning, Procurement and Quantity Surveying.

Two fun-filled hours saw participants interview role models to add to their...

Students learn importance of a Master Plan on the Introduction to Property Development Course

In the third week of the Introduction to Property Development course with Land Securities, students spend the day with architects Wilkinson Eyre.

Students from Westminster City School and Pimlico Academy who are participating in the Introduction to Property Development course spent the day with industry professionals from architects Wilkinson Eyre to learn about the process required to develop a master plan for a property development or redevelopment.

Developed in partnership with Land Securities, Construction Youth Trust’s bespoke Introduction to Property...

stone interior

Read our latest Budding Brunels Professional Interview - Stone Consultant

Robert is a Consultant - Read his story:

Robert Merry is a self-employed consultant with a specialism more interesting then it may sound at first – stone! In the following interview, he tells us exactly what he does and how he ended up working in such a niche part of the construction industry.

Tell us about yourself:

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

I run a small company called The Stone Consultants. Our work includes; project management of sub-contract stone projects – mainly interiors in high end houses in Central London,...

Read our new Budding Brunels Professional - Architectural Assistant

Aleric is an Architectural Assistant working for Grimshaw Architects and has taken the time out to answer a few questions about the role and what it's like to work at a top Archtiectural firm:

Name: Alaric Campbell-Garratt Tell us about yourself:

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

I work for Grimshaw Architects as an Architectural Assistant. I am still qualifying to be an Architect.

Tell us about your position:

Is your role a permanent fulltime one, or part of a graduate scheme? If grad, how does the programme work?

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2015 Highlights

2015 Highlights

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on some of our highlights from 2015.

From all of us at Construction Youth Trust, we would like to wish all our supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a fantastic year, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We have achieved so much this year and have helped to educate, train and inspire many young people about careers in the construction industry. With your help, next year is looking to be even bigger, so please continue your support in order to help us to help them.

Download our 2015 highlights PDF here....

Budding Brunels Crossrail

Budding Brunels visit Crossrail’s Acton Main Line during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

As part of the Construction Youth Trust’s Budding Brunels Rail programme, 18 students aged 16 to 18 took part in workshops at Crossrail’s Acton Main Line site this week, supported by Network Rail and contractors on the project.

The students, who all study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at two schools local to the Acton Main Line, had the chance to learn about careers in construction and engineering while finding out about Crossrail and developing their employability skills.

Supported by Carillion, Network Rail started...

social return on investment

SROI KTP awarded 'Outstanding' rating

Our KTP with London South Bank University has now been given the rare 'Outstanding' rating - the highest possible award - by the KTP Grading Panel.

The ground-breaking new metric developed in partnership with LSBU is bridging the gap between business and the not-for-profit sector by providing a robust way of calculating social return on investment (SROI).

Measuring return on investment is one of the main yardsticks we use the judge the success of a campaign, project or initiative. But a project may well deliver much more than a boost to the bottom line including...

Crossrail placements

Budding Brunels Rail alumni on Network Rail placement

Three students (Adele, Suraj and Katie) who excelled on a recent Budding Brunels Rail course were selected to complete a 5 day industry placement with Network Rail and Costain. Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britain’s rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels and level crossings in the UK whilst also managing many major stations. Costain deliver asset lifecycle solutions across the entire railway and are one of Network Rail’s key partners on the Crossrail project.

The five day placement, organised by Ben Coughlan (Community Relations Manager, Costain...

Budding Brunels Building Centre tour

Budding Brunels private tour of the Building Centre Exhibition and Office Refit

Last week 3 of our Budding Brunels alumni were treated to a private tour of the Drawn to the Future Exhibition and the New London Model at the Building Centre in London, where the Construction Youth Trust Head Office is based. The aim of this tour was to give to the students the opportunity to learn about challenges faced in today’s urban environment and how landscape planning can create safer and healthier environments.

In addition to the exhibition, students were also given a tour of the current refit of the Construction Youth Trust Head Office. Elina Grigoriou...

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