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Work experience programme builds & rewards confidence in young people

Confidence brings its rewards – Tufael Islam wins a drylining role after placement with Willmott-Dixon from our Routes Into Construction Programme

Following a successful work placement with Willmott-Dixon at their IPO site in Aldgate, Tufael Islam has accepted a job as a dryliner with Carnegie Drylining at the London Docks.

We were introduced to Tufael Islam at Hackney Jobcentre in February 2016. Tufael has a minor speech impediment, which has seriously affected his self-confidence. At the time he also struggled to be on time for appointments – he was over an hour late...

Joining Women who build Britain / Ymuno â Menywod sy’n Adeiladu Prydain

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Our Executive Director, Christine Townley joined leading women in construction on a panel this week to discuss the impact a possible Brexit would have on the industry.

Women Who Build Britain, organised by Shine Bid Services, hosted the debate at Bloomsbury House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A on 9th June; chaired by Sophie Walker with all ticket sales proceeds going to the Women's Equality Party.

Speakers at the event included: • Sophie Walker, Leader, Women’s Equality Party • Victoria Brambini, Interim Managing...

Bellway Homes raise over £14,000!

Last month Bellway Homes spent the day fundraising in their offices and sites across the UK in an effort to raise money for Construction Youth Trust for the second year running.

Enthusiastic employees took part in the ‘Tour De Bellway’ by cycling on static bikes with each division aiming to cycle 80 miles in a day. The winning office division, who completed the distance in the fastest time was the Group Head Office with a fantastic time of 2 hours: 42 minutes. In addition, staff members competed to find the Individual Sprint Champion in a 15 minute time trial, as well as the...

Construction Youth Trust Win Share of NatWest’s £2.5m Skills Fund

Construction Youth Trust's Budding Builders programme is one of the six London community projects that will receive a share of NatWest’s £2.5m Skills & Opportunities Fund.

Last year, NatWest gave away £2.5m in grants to community projects across the UK and Ireland through their newly launched Skills & Opportunities Fund and are set to do the same this year. Across the nation, a total of 911 organisations put forward applications for the first round of funding this year; 90 of these were short-listed to go to a public vote, and over 30,000 votes have now...

Christine joins advisory panel hosted by UK Construction Week

The construction industry needs to adopt a factory mentality to overcome many of the challenges it now faces - and the government itself has a responsibility to help the sector attract more talent. So was the consensus, at a recent cross-industry advisory panel hosted by UK Construction Week , where Construction Youth Trust is a confirmed event partner.

Attended by leading figures across architecture, engineering, contracting and housebuilding, the lively debate sought to address the key issues facing the industry today – the skills shortage, diversity, the...

National Apprenticeship Week - Budding Brunels Alumni

As it's National Apprenticeship Week, we have been catching up with some past Budding Brunels students who have since moved into apprenticeships to hear how they are getting on.

Jack Reidy took part in a Budding Brunels programme back in 2013 when we partnered with Vinci. He is now undertaking a Train Maintenance apprenticeship with TFL.

Please can you tell us about your career to date and how you became interested in working in the construction sector?

I had just finished college at a UTC studying mechanical engineering, and my dad, who works at TFL, infleunced and...

apprenticeship week

National Apprenticeship Week

It's the start of National Apprenticeship Week so we are celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy by sharing a recent success story.

18 year old Southwark resident, Aaron Bouchiba, has been recruited for an apprenticeship at the iconic One Blackfriars development on London’s South Bank, facilitated by employability initiative Routes Into Construction .

Aaron, who lives in Surrey Quays, started a work experience placement at One Blackfriars in December 2015. During the placement he was trained...

Thank you and Goodnight

Today is a very sad day at the Trust as the fabulous Nicola Mason is leaving us for pastures new.

Nicola has always been an inspiration with her level of hard work and passion. Her dedication to the young people she works with on a daily basis is unrivalled - they are always her top priority with their progression and well-being constantly as the focus of her work.

Some of her achievements include leading on the delivery of a two year project for Camden residents, wherein 8 cohorts of young people had the opportunity to access her excellent careers advice and practical...

Young Achievers Scheme

Construction's best kept secret?

Construction businesses are creating great opportunities for young people – but the news isn’t always getting out. The Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme spreads the word by promoting emerging talent and showing off what employers have to offer.

One of the highlights of my year is judging the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme for Construction Youth Trust. By celebrating the emerging industry talent pool, the scheme highlights how construction businesses create great opportunities for people to fulfil their potential.

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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.

Download our 2015 highlights PDF here....

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