News & events

The Mercers’ Charitable Foundation awards Construction Youth Trust funding to build bridges to careers.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation has awarded the Trust funding to deliver our new 12 month programme Building Bridges to Careers.

Building Bridges to Careers is an individualised, employer-led careers programme which aims to inspire young people at risk of not making a successful post-16 transition to re-engage with their learning.

The programme is designed to introduce the young people to the world of work and the breadth of careers on offer, from site management to operating the industry’s latest technology. We will work...

Construction Youth Trust named as a finalist for the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Awards!

We are delighted to have been named as one of the finalists for the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Awards. The awards will see one organisation win a £20,000 grant in recognition of their work in Kent.

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust has been instrumental in enabling us to deliver our work in North Kent. Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to establish our Ebbsfleet hub and connect with the 5 schools we work with in the local area.

We have built long-term relationships with these schools and built environment businesses working...

British Land, United St Saviour’s Charity, Southwark Construction Skills Centre and Construction Youth Trust come together to create Shaping Southwark’s Future.

We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with British Land, United St Saviour’s Charity and Southwark Construction Skills Centre to create Shaping Southwark’s Future.

Over the next ten years the construction and built environment industry will be investing a huge amount of time and money in Southwark creating numerous job, skills and career development opportunities within the area. As a partnership we want to ensure that the young people of Southwark benefit directly from these opportunities.

However, the only way they will be able to capitalise...

L&Q Learning to Succeed Launch

It is with great pleasure that Construction Youth Trust announces the official launch of the L&Q Learning to Succeed programme.

Following the results of new research carried out by L&Q, the not-for-profit housing association and the Trust have formed a partnership to develop and deliver a schools-based programme to combat the negative misconceptions of industry currently held by young people, their parents and teachers.

Learning to Succeed is a £1 million programme that seeks to address the Construction and Built Environment’s image problems by offering free...

Young Londoners Fund awarded for ‘Constructing Communities’ project

The Trust is delighted to announce a three year project, Constructing Communities, funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund. The project is targeting young people aged 15-21 who are at-risk of exclusion, or who have been involved in criminal activity.

Working with the Trust team, six cohorts of young people will plan and deliver projects for local community organisations. These projects will address a local need in Barking & Dagenham and could range from redecorating a local community centre to building benches for community gardens or parks. Through the project,...