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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.

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Service Leavers join the latest BuildForce Live Chat and more BuildForce News

34 service leavers joined the latest BuildForce online chat over three hours posing a range of questions about the industry to our panel of experts. Hosted by the BuildForce team, members of the expert panel included former service-leavers who have succeeded in the industry and were on-hand to offer advice on the best routes into construction. Employers were also present to offer their advice on what the industry is looking for.

The BuildForce online chat was supported by the Career Transistion Partnership (CTP) whose Live Chat facility links Service Leavers with potential...

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3 day BuildForce training event a huge success!

This week, 12 service leavers joined us for the first ever 3-day BuildForce construction training event.

Spread across 3 days, the free course was held at Kings Cross Training Centre in London, and aimed to deliver the following:

Industry overview and career options: Provide service leavers with an understanding of the construction sector and the career opportunities that are available. Stories of transition: Hear from other service leavers who have successfully entered a career in construction and to understand their route into the industry. Transferable skills : Identify the...

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis visits Trust-organised BuildForce event

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today visited a CITB-funded project – and issued a call to arms to the nation’s former servicemen and women to consider new careers building the nation’s homes.

Speaking at a BuildForce recruitment event at RAF Northolt, Mr Lewis argued that men and women who have served our country in our Armed F orces are well-equipped with the skills that the industry needs – such as opportunities in construction, civil engineering and the built environment sector.

BuildForce is CITB funded and delivered by the Construction Youth...

50 Service Leavers join the first BuildForce Online Chat & more BuildForce success

50 service leavers joined the very first BuildForce online chat over two hoursposing a range of questions about the industry to our panel of experts. Hosted by the BuildForce team, members of the expert panel included former service-leavers who have succeeded in the industry who were on-hand to offer advice on the best routes into construction. Employers were also present to offer their advice on what the industry is looking for.

The first BuildForce online chat was supported by the Career Transistion Partnership (CTP) whose Live Chat facility links Service Leavers with potential...