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Royal Visit to View Restoration Work of the Historic Cutty Sark

HRH The Duke of Gloucester visited the Cutty Sark in Greenwich this week to view the ship’s restoration work in anticipation of the official opening later this Spring.

The Duke attended in a small group with Construction Youth Trust, of which the Duke, himself an architect, has been Patron since 1987. The visit was arranged courtesy of Byrne Group, a key supporter of the Trust, whose subsidiary Ellmer Construction has been restoring the wooden planks to the hull of the historic 19th century tea clipper.

Built in 1869, Cutty Sark served as a merchant vessel then as a...

Brand New Construction OCNs to Boost Employment Prospects

Construction Youth Trust has been granted Approved Centre Status by the Open College Network (OCN) to deliver accredited training programmes in construction.

National Open College Network (NOCN) is the leading credit-based awarding body in the UK, offering high quality, flexible, credit-based qualifications and is accredited by the Regulatory Authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Trust is now offering OCN units covering 'Building and Construction' and 'Preparation for Life and Work' which are both brand new and unique to the Trust...

HRH The Duke of Gloucester Visits Rochdale School Careers Day

Falinge Park High School, Rochdale, has welcomed HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO to officially open their new ICT building.

The visit coincides with a construction careers day involving local industry employers whose aim is to encourage the young students to consider a career in construction. Employers taking part in the day's event included Carillion, Enterprise, Inspired Spaces, Mears, Seddon and Vinci Plc.

The event has been organised by Construction Youth Trust as part of the continuing commitment to promoting education, training and employment opportunities in...

Construction Youth Trust nominated for National Lottery award

Construction Youth Trust is delighted to have been short listed for the National Lottery Awards (semi-finals) in the ‘Best Education Project’ category

Construction for Communities (CFC) helps young people enter the construction industry, via an award-winning mobile classroom. Trainers work with community groups to develop young people’s skills and improve their communities through a series of projects. These projects consist of tasters in construction such as tiling, using tools, plastering, carpentry, plumbing, maintenance, employability, careers advice and...

Stand Out, Make a Difference!

A Pioneering Community and Employee Engagement Initiative

VINCI Construction UK has launched a pioneering community and employee engagement initiative called Stand Out, Make a Difference, a long-term partnering agreement with the Construction Youth Trust, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Prince’s Trust. The Company is the first to simultaneously partner with all three charities.

Stand Out, Make a Difference will enable the Company to engage with local communities, create chances for young people to enter the construction and facilities industry and...

VINCI and Construction Youth Trust cement diversity partnership

The staff at VINCI Construction UK Limited cemented their commitment to diversity in the workplace by raising £1,000 for Construction Youth Trust.

In support of their strong commitment to delivering diversity and inclusion, VINCI Construction UK developed a section of their intranet which now provides information, statistics and reference material on a wide range of topics to help raise awareness of diversity in the construction industry.

To launch this campaign, staff were asked to complete a survey about diversity and for each survey filled out through the new...

Breaking Down Barriers into Construction

Bouygues UK announces support for Construction Youth Trust

Bouygues UK, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest construction groups, has offered Construction Youth Trust (CYT) a three year donation as part of Bouygues UK's Corporate Sponsorship Programme.

Christine Tonwley, Director of CYT - a charity that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into training and employment in the construction sector - has expressed her delight about receiving corporate support from Bouygues UK. "The Trust is so pleased that Bouygues UK is supporting CYT's...

Celebrating Construction 2010 raises £2710 for charity

David Bucknall, Chairman of the West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence (WMCCE), presented a cheque for £2,710 to the charity Construction Youth Trust (CYT) earlier this month. The money was raised at the recent Celebrating Construction 2010 (CC10) event in Birmingham, co-hosted by the Birmingham City Council’s Building Consultancy service, the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) and WMCCE. This event was attended by almost 800 professionals.

Celebrating Construction is an annual showcase and awards ceremony that provides recognition of the...

Sports Venue Design Competition

Waltham Forest student wins prestigious Sports Venue Design Competition

Heathcote School and Science College singled out for excellence in design and engineering contest

Year 9 student Jonathan Hoey named top young designer in London-wide sports venue design and engineering competition with his entry titled ‘The Eye Arena’ with Heathcote School and Science college to receive 3D scale model of the winning design, a visit by an Olympian and an exclusive visit to the Olympic Park.

London, 30 April 2010: Arup, the global design, engineering and planning firm...

Ending the year on a high note

This year has been a busy year for the Construction Youth Trust and, as in the previous 16 years, the Trust marked the end of 2009 with our Christmas Concert, held at the Carpenters’ Hall, London on Tuesday 8 December, attended by the Patron of the Trust, HRH Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO.

The evening boasted a full programme of classical music followed by christmas carols all enjoyed by the 200 guests who turned out to hear the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

Christine Townley, Director of the Trust said “I believe that this year was one of our best ever...