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Budding Brunels course receives endorsement from Institution of Civil Engineers

ICE President Richard Coakley has backed the Trust’s flagship schools engagement programme.

He stated: “The Institution of Civil Engineers is pleased to endorse Construction Youth Trust’s Budding Brunels programme, a significant schools engagement project supporting students from non-privileged backgrounds into the construction industry. The ICE is committed to promoting diversity within Civil Engineering, and recognises the achievements of Budding Brunels in working with high numbers of young people from ethnic and gender groups currently under-represented in the...

Budding Brunels Supporting Social Mobility

Director of the Trust Christine Townley on how disadvantaged young people are still missing out on job opportunities.

Most people will be surprised by the OECD’s latest findings that Britain has some of the lowest social mobility in the developed world. Sadly, I am not. Every day the Construction Youth Trust works in communities where we see disadvantaged young people missing out on chances for employment and further education. This month’s government paper, the Milburn Report, also highlights a lack of progress in key areas such as: awareness and aspiration raising in...

Engaging Schools with Industry - Year 12 Students visit Welsh Senedd and Delve into Careers in Construction

Year 12 students across the UK are being given first-hand insight into careers in construction thanks to VINCI Construction UK and Construction Youth Trust.

Last week students were treated to an exclusive tour of the Welsh Senedd - a ground breaking VINCI Construction UK build famed for its innovative approach to design and sustainability. They also had the opportunity to visit VINCI Construction UK’s Adam Street student accommodation redevelopment and nearby fire station.

Prior to the site visits the students had met with VINCI Construction UK at the University of...

Tunnelling into the World of Construction – Year 12 Students visit Crossrail with VINCI Construction UK Ltd

Year 12 students across in East London have been given first-hand insight into careers in construction thanks to Construction Youth Trust and VINCI Construction UK Ltd.

‘Budding Brunels’ is an OCN accredited 3-day schools engagement programme aimed at engaging and informing young students who are exploring their higher education options and considering career paths.

On Monday 5th March students met personnel from VINCI Construction UK at the University of East London, Docklands Campus, for an interactive day of seminars and Q&A sessions that introduced the...

Here Come the Girls!

Showing the way forward for equality and diversity Construction Youth Trust hosts construction careers day for school girls in Islington.

50 Year 9 students from Mount Carmel Technology College for girls attended the event at the Platform Youth Hub in Islington where they received an insight into the wide variety of opportunities available in the built environment.

The girls listened to senior industry figures who shared valuable perspectives and their own experiences about their roles in construction as well as tackling some of the stereotypes often associated with the...

Worshipful Company of Paviors Support Southwark's Budding Brunels

The Worshipful Company of Paviors have supported yet another Budding Brunels Plus with students in Southwark benefitting from the latest programme.

After a highly successful programme in Tower Hamlets, we were delighted to have 24 new students from City of London Academy and Charter School join the programme, with continued participation from Cambridge Heath Sixth Form.

The three day workshop took place at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, London, where the students took part in interactive sessions with construction companies Balfour Beatty, Tarmac...

Vinci Encourages Reading's Budding Brunels into Construction

VINCI Construction have taken part in a fantastic 3 day Budding Brunels Plus programme for young students based in Reading.

35 students from Prospect School, Blessed Hugh Farringdon, Reading College, and the John Madjeski Academy had the opportunity to learn all about construction from seasoned professionals in the industry.

The first day of the workshop took place at Reading University where the 35 students who are all studying science, technology, environment and maths (STEM) heard from some young speakers who currently work in the industry, giving them an insight into...

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