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A look back at the success of our Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Programme!

Over 130 students received 1-1 long-term mentoring and personalised careers guidance! Supported by over 200 volunteers from 24 employers!

Our CITB-funded Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Programme, supported by Kier, has reached its end. However, the pilot programme has proven to be such an invaluable resource to students, parents and teachers that we have established the programme as a permanent fixture in our rostra of World-of-Work programmes!

Over the two-year programme, the Trust has engaged with 2,012 students with three main aims: to increase the awareness and appeal...

L&Q Learning to Succeed programme named as Community Impact winner in the Business Charity Awards 2020!

We are honoured to have been named the winners of the Community Impact category in this year’s Business Charity Awards for our joint partnership programme with L&Q Learning to Succeed.

The L&Q Learning to Succeed programme was officially launched in February 2019. Following the results of research carried out by L&Q, the not-for-profit housing association and Construction Youth Trust 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.

The...

Innovative online Level 1 Health & Safety & CSCS card programme!

We might not be getting out and about developing our practical skills, but we can ensure that our young people are primed and ready for action as soon as we can!

For any young person looking to begin a career in construction and the trades, passing their Level 1 in Health and Safety and gaining a CSCS card is vital to their career journey.

At the Trust we have developed an engaging online programme that takes young people through everything they need to know to become health and safety experts and pass their Level 1. It can be really difficult to find the motivation and discipline...

FREE laptops and internet access for our young people!

We have secured funding from the London Community Response Fund’s ‘Delivering Differently’ grant for 30 laptops, along with data packages and dongles, for our young people, ensuring that we are able to continue to provide support to young people who need it most!

In recent months we’ve been adapting our delivery, creating a suite of 10 e-learning resources that provide our young people with employability support and industry networking opportunities. The new laptops will be loaned to young people enrolled on our targeted support who have been previously unable to...

Congratulations to the young people on the winning team from our Landsec Future Property School cohort!

Construction Youth Trust’s partnership with Landsec for the Introduction to Property Development programme has seen us support a group of students from Pimlico Academy and Westminster City School through an immersive, 3-month insight into construction and built environment careers.

Over the 3 month bespoke programme, students were mentored by industry volunteers from different roles within the sector. During weekly workshops and activities, students gained an invaluable insight into the huge range of available careers in the industry, the skills required for different roles, and how...

L&Q Learning to Succeed programme shortlisted for Business Charity Awards 2020!

We are absolutely delighted that our L&Q partnership programme Learning to Succeed has been shortlisted for the Community Impact category in the Business Charity Awards 2020!

The L&Q Learning to Succeed programme was officially launched in February 2019. Following the results of research carried out by L&Q, the not-for-profit housing association and Construction Youth Trust 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.

The Learning to...

Take a look at our indusTREE interview with Arboricultural Consultant Luke!

To celebrate Earth Day, we had a virtual chat with Luke all about trees!

Luke is the Managing Director of Treework Environmental Practice and played a fundamental part in the development of our Tree Project session as part of our CITB Contextualised Curriculum project. We’ve also been delighted to welcome Luke, and his colleagues, as industry volunteers on a number of occasions, sharing their vast knowledge of trees and construction with our young people.

Earth Day was on the 22nd of April and we wanted to celebrate the great outdoors and the role the environment plays in our...

Online careers sessions for young people!

We have developed a catalogue of online sessions that we can deliver remotely to continue our work engaging and inspiring young people about careers in construction and the built environment!

The online e-learning sessions currently include: Apprenticeship Q&A, Finding and Applying to Apprenticeships and Careers Networking. The sessions are career focussed, and enable young people to build their employability skills and discover alternative routes into the industry.

By using online platforms, we can continue to engage young people interested in a career in construction with...

Our long-term mentoring support has moved online!

On the 20th March, in line with the government guidelines, the Trust took the very difficult decision to pause our face-to-face delivery.

However, we are determined that the current Covid-19 crisis will not affect the quality of support we provide to our young people. Our focus has been on developing strategies for e-learning and online resources that will enable us to continue to work with the young people enrolled on our programmes.

Through our long-term mentoring programmes we offer bespoke 1-2-1 support and guidance to our young people. By taking a more personalised approach...

Rana talks about her experience on our Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship programme!

Rana joined our HLDA programme after completing a Budding Brunels courses in 2018.

Although passionate about construction and the built environment, Rana had been unaware of different routes into the industry. She had been given a rough picture of apprenticeships at school, but they had always been presented to her as just the ‘other option’ to university. After working with the Trust, however, Rana sees apprenticeships as having equal value to more traditional university routes.

The most useful thing Rana found about the HLDA programme was the sustained support she...

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