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Islington Pathway Leads to Apprenticeships!

Two young trainees from the 'Pathways to Success' project are celebrating this week having both been offered apprenticeships.

Pathways to Success is a partnership between the Construction Youth Trust, Team Cally, and Bemerton Villages Management Organisation.

Charlie Kelly begins a Bricklaying apprenticeship with Kings Cross Construction in partnership with Carillion Construction Training, and Ryan Finnegan starts a Highways Maintenance apprenticeship with Ringway Jacobs.

Both trainees are delighted to be given the opportunities; Ryan commented:

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Hackney Residents Embark on Built2Work

Construction Youth Trust is delighted to announce the start of the latest Built2Work project, a five-week construction course based in Hackney.

Using two void properties as a canvas for an introduction to construction-related skills, participants will learn carpentry, tiling, painting and decorating and plumbing through what has proved to be a successful training model that provides enhanced opportunities for young people upon completion of the project.

In partnership with Woodberry Works led by Manor House Development Trust, over 50% of participants from the two previous...

London Youth Groups Road Test Construction Through Mobile Classroom

A bold new initiative from Construction Youth Trust, with the backing of Land Securities and Bouygues, launched today.

Unveiled at Cardinal Place in Victoria, SW1, the initiative aims to help more than 1,200 young people a year engage with the construction industry.

Funded by Land Securities, Bouygues UK and Ecovert FM, the mobile classroom is the first of its kind in London following the success of three similar mobile classrooms operating across Wales. It will visit youth groups and neighbourhoods across the Capital to deliver construction-related training and careers...

Streetworks at City Hall

Construction Youth Trust has completed an exciting new initiative to recruit six young Westminster residents into their Streetworks programme.

Commissioned by Westminster Transerv (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Mouchel), the Streetworks programme offers vocational experience in the built environment for local people from diverse backgrounds.

In the first week of the project the young people received soft skills training based at Westminster Transerv's offices in City Hall. Delivered by Alandale Sustainable Solutions, it was followed by a week of on-the-job...

Speeding Towards Employment

Construction Youth Trust has hosted an exciting new 'speed dating' style event for graduates of the Built 2 Work programme.

Graduates had the opportunity to meet with employers and training providers, who gave them advice on what is required in order to gain apprenticeships, work placements and employment in the industry. Graduates also benefitted from being able to take part in mock interviews.

Industry professional at the event included representatives from Lakehouse, Mulalley, REDS10, Hackney Community College and On Site, all of whom generously offered the...

Helping more young Londoners build a career in the construction industry

The Construction Youth Trust is delighted to announce the successful completion of our Formwork Pre-Apprenticeship programme, run in partnership with Bouygues UK and the National Construction College. The two week scheme gave a number of young residents from Tower Hamlets the chance to learn new skills and find out more about life as a specialist formwork operative.

The course offered a mixture of classroom-based fully accredited activities like preparing for and taking the Skills Learning Exercise (required for anyone wishing to begin a construction apprenticeship), alongside...

Helping more young Londoners to build a career in the construction industry

The Construction Youth Trust is delighted to announce the successful completion of our Formwork Pre-Apprenticeship programme, run in partnership with Bouygues UK and the National Construction College. The two week scheme gave a number of young residents from Tower Hamlets the chance to learn new skills and find out more about life as a specialist formwork operative.

The course offered a mixture of classroom-based fully accredited activities like preparing for and taking the Skills Learning Exercise (required for anyone wishing to begin a construction apprenticeship), alongside...

Youth Justice Board and Construction Youth Trust

Partnership helps young people lay foundation for construction careers

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is linking up with the Construction Youth Trust to help young people who have offended find employment and get their lives back on track.

This new partnership is a significant step in the YJB’s campaign to improve the resettlement of young people who have left custody to reduce their chances of reoffending.

The YJB hopes that, by tapping into the Trust’s expert knowledge of the construction industry and nationwide network of employers, they will improve...

Calling Islington's "Budding Builders"

The Construction Youth Trust is appealing for young people interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry to come forward and apply to take part in an exciting employment geared training programme taking place in December 2009.

The scheme is funded by Islington Council and is aimed at young Islington residents between the age of 16 and 24. The programme will take 12 individuals and place them on an intensive 3 week training course, and from there onto further training and work placements. This training will include;

* Mentoring in industry awareness

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Mobile Classroom Brings Construction to Manchester Schools

To combat the shortage of practical construction related courses in Manchester schools the Construction Youth Trust has been delivering city and guilds qualifications through a mobile construction classroom. The Mobile classroom offer students a hand on approach to learning.

The van is about to embark on its first year funded by the schools having operated on a trail bases for half of the last academic year.

When the van is not busy in the classroom it can be found working with community engagement projects to introduce construction to those who might otherwise have never...

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