News & events

Construction Youth Trust congratulates 25 successful students!

Last week we saw 25 students graduate from the Trust’s three week ‘Budding Builders’ programme.

The Budding Builders programme sees young people from across London attend the course at our Training Centre in Bermondsey for 3 days a week, for 3 weeks. During the course they are led by our Trainers, Wendy and Pearl, towards achieving their OCN London accredited Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, whilst learning basic practical construction skills. As part of the course they are also supported to revise for and earn their CSCS card which allows...

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...

Keepmoat visit Training Centre for National Apprenticeship Week

In support of National Apprenticeship Week, three of Keepmoat’s apprentices gave a talk to our students in Bermondsey.

Keepmoat are a fast growing, top 10 UK housing and construction company, and one of our most valued partners at the Trust. They design, build, refurbish and regenerate places to improve economic and social outcomes for people. It is up to companies like Keepmoat to work with organisations like the Trust to bring more young people in, to invest consistently in training and to develop the specific skills required today.

At Keepmoat, one of their main...

Introducing women to opportunities in Building Repairs & Maintenance

Last week we ran a free workshop with Mears which aimed to inspire more women into the trades.

Last Friday women from across London attended a free ‘trade’ taster workshop focused on Repairs & Maintenance and organised by Mears Group, the leading provider of maintenance services to social housing, working in partnership with Construction Youth Trust.

After the success of the first two workshops last year in Nottingham and Cardiff, a third Taster Day was held at the Construction Youth Trust, Training Centre in Bermondsey last week.

The series of workshops...

Fourfront Group invites Construction Youth Trust to their Dover Street site

Construction Youth Trust Budding Builders students recently visited a live site in London’s West End hosted by Fourfront Group .

They were kind enough to give seven of our young people an opportunity to receive a tour of the construction site and a chance to talk to members of their experienced project team about their role in the industry and how they got into their chosen career field.

The group enjoyed hearing about the project from where it began, to the stage it was currently in, to where the project will finish. The group also discussed different health and safety...

Steven earns job with Willmott Dixon Interiors

Steven has begun as a Site Operative with Willmott Dixon Interiors having recently completed their Changing Lives Programme.

Steven was first referred to the Trust by a trusted referral agency based in Romford. At the time he was NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training and struggling to find meaningful employment.

Steven was very keen to begin the course as it gave him the opportunity to learn basic painting & decorating skills as well as work towards his CSCS card. Steven showed a great attitude whilst on the programme, impressing his tutor with his practical skills...

Construction Youth Trust congratulates twenty-one successful students!

Construction Youth Trust congratulates twenty-one successful students!

Twenty one students graduate from the Trust’s three week programme with Level 1 qualifications in Health and Safety. With a massive seventeen passing their CSCS tests first time!

The London team congratulates the latest cohort of students who completed the three week Budding Builders programme based at the Bermondsey Construction Training Centre.

Seventeen CSCS passes out of twenty-one and Twenty-one students achieve Level 1 Health and Safety qualifications!

Out of twenty-...

women in maintenance

Encouraging women into the maintenance trades

This week we launched the first free taster sessions for women interested in careers in building maintenance.

In partnership with Mears the first of these workshops were run in both Caerphilly and Nottingham with United Welsh and Nottingham City Homes. The aim was to provide a practical, inspiring and safe learning experience for women who wish to ‘have a go’ at a trade before deciding on whether to pursue a career in building maintenance.

The taster sessions consisted of practical training work in several trade skills like plumbing, joinery, and painting and...

Collins Construction invites Budding Builders students to live site

Twelve students from our current Budding Builders programme in Bermondsey visited International House located on St Katharine’s Way in the city of London

Construction Youth Trust recently visited International House hosted by Collins Construction . The event offered twelve young people from our Budding Builders an opportunity to receive a tour of the construction site and a chance to talk to members of their experienced project team about their role in the industry and how they got into their chosen career field.

The students were greeted by Project Director Duncan Redman,...

Willmott Dixon Interiors 'Changing Lives' Project

Earlier this year, Willmott Dixon Interiors completely refurbished our Bermondsey Construction Training Centre, whilst offering a 3 week training programme to young people from recent courses.

Willmott Dixon Interiors are passionately committed to working with local communities. As such, each year they invest in a local community initiative that goes above and beyond project delivery requirements. This year, they set their management trainees the challenge to devise and execute a high impact community project that would help support local talent, promote careers in construction and...