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Thank you Saheb, for your donation!

Construction Youth Trust would like to thank Saheb Dhesi, Managing Director of DGP Logistics, for his generous donation of the proceeds of his recently published book ‘Ty D Sites: Clearing Floors And Fixing Doors’ towards the Trust’s charitable purposes.

The sum of £2,500, which we received on the 9th of February, will support us on our mission to support and inspire young people to discover and gain access to rewarding opportunities in the construction and built environment sector, particularly those facing the biggest barriers to employment.

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Connecting young people to live employment opportunities!

We held our first Live Vacancies Week in partnership with several of our employer partners this February, giving our young people the opportunity to access a variety of current apprenticeship opportunities!

We invited young people who have shown a real interest in joining the construction sector to attend sessions with opportunities that best fitted their skills and interests. Forming strong relationships and networks with employers within our hub areas is a massive part of the work we do at the Trust. By partnering with industry organisations for sessions like these, the Trust is able to...

Construction Youth Trust alumnus Muaaz has returned to volunteer!

Muaaz took part in our Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship programme in 2019/20. On the programme, participants receive 1-1 employability support and advice, as well as connecting with to employers and young apprentices through industry masterclasses and Mock Assessment Centres.

After gaining skills and confidence on the programme, Muaaz was thrilled to accept an offer for a Level 4 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship with BAM following his successful application!

“I believe that young apprentices have the most potential to effectively engage with young people, as apprentices...

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021 with apprentice-led sessions!

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we delivered a series of 8 online sessions.

Sessions gave students from our partnership schools practical advice about the apprenticeship route, and offering them the opportunity to engage with real apprentices within the construction and built environment industry and have their questions answered live!

At Construction Youth Trust we are committed to supporting young people in finding the career path that is right for them. Apprenticeships are a fantastic option for young people that want to earn while they learn, gaining valuable...

North Kent students gain a virtual insight into the world of work!

We have supported students from Ebbsfleet Academy and Northfleet Technology College on our 5 day online World-of-Work programme.

Being able to engage with the same group of students across a sustained period of time allows us to establish a rapport with a cohort of young people, even when engaging virtually, giving us the time and opportunity to give a holistic picture of the dynamic construction industry. In the interactive online sessions, we are able to answer questions live with the support of our volunteers, dispelling common misconceptions surrounding construction and the built...

Catching up with Muaaz about his career journey!

We caught up with Muaaz to see how his apprenticeship is going, and his take on returning to volunteer with Construction Youth Trust!

As a recent apprentice in the industry, it felt great that I could embrace NAW2021 and help Construction Youth Trust deliver one of their apprenticeship Q&A sessions. These sessions are a great way for young people who are unfamiliar with the concept of apprenticeships in construction to get to know those in the industry and ask questions that can help them decide if an apprenticeship is right of them.

It is now more important than ever for...

Meet Lauren, Budding Brunels alumna and current apprentice!

When Lauren was in Year 12, she took part in our employer-led Budding Brunels programme, which gives young people an immersive insight into the construction industry and the huge range of opportunities available.

Hosted by our industry partner Scape Group, over the three days Lauren and her peers got a taste of day-to-day life at a construction workplace and the opportunity to engage with employers in different roles.

Lauren found the programme to be an inspiring insight into the construction and built environment sector, particularly the chance to meet relatable role models within...

Online support for students across our partnership schools!

January has been a challenging month for schools, with the latest COVID-19 guidelines meaning it is more important than ever to find ways to engage with students remotely.

To help support schools at this time, we have been running a series of fun and informative online sessions that have been open to students from all of our partnership schools!

We’ve had a fantastic response to the sessions, all of which have been supported by construction professionals who were able to give a first-hand account of the realities of their role to help inspire our young people about this...

Enabling Ahmed to make positive steps forward!

When we met Ahmed * in July 2019, he was 19 and NEET. He was referred to us by the St Giles Trust, as he was looking to pursue a career in construction and gain a Level 1 Health & Safety qualification and CSCS card.

Ahmed is a carer and was hoping to secure accommodation with help from his local council. Achieving these essential industry qualifications was vital in his quest for employment and ensuring his eligibility for council support.

Ahmed had been struggling to find career support due to the unprecedented situation of the first national COVID-19 lockdown and his...

Landsec Future Property School 2021!

The Landsec Future Property School programme aims to give young people an immersive insight into construction careers, network with industry professionals, and build their employability skills.

In true 2021 style, the programme has been fully adapted to suite online delivery. Across the programme, sessions cover a broad range of construction and the built environment disciplines designed to dispel the common misconception that construction careers are limited to site-based roles.

By the end of the 12 week programme students will compete in teams in a Dragons Den style pitch of...