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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...

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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.

Unfortunately it is difficult...

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....

Routes Into Construction apprenticeship success with WJ

Routes Into Construction apprenticeship success with WJ

After completing a two week work experience placement with WJ, Ryan Weston has been offered a road marking apprenticeship.

WJ has been working with Construction Youth Trust on the Routes Into Construction programme to provide work placements for young people based at WJ’s office in Croydon and working at sites throughout London.

Routes Into Construction is a joint project with London Youth for the NEETs programme, a part of the £2m Greater London Joint Initiative programme joint funded by CITB and the Mayor of London’s London Enterprise Panel. The London...

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Royal Visit to Construction Youth Trust Training Centre

Patron of Construction Youth Trust HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits the construction training centre in Bermondsey to meet the students as well as supporters of the Trust.

Construction Youth Trust were honoured by a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to our construction training centre in Bermondsey, where he met both current students as well as supporters of the Trust.

Having opened in April 2015, the Construction Youth Trust Training Centre in Bermondsey aims to support young people in Southwark to access training, education and employment...

Female Trainees

Female Trainees support West Hampstead Women’s Centre

Female Camden residents take part in a Budding Builders carpentry course at Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre

After four weeks of training, three Camden women have successfully completed a Budding Builders Carpentry course. During their time with the Trust trainees gained an OCN London Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Alongside the theory work the trainees had an opportunity to expand their practical skills by participating in a carpentry workshop. They crafted a 4-joint frame and built a planter-seat for a local Camden charity; the planter-seat was donated to...

Last Chance to buy Tickets to our Christmas Concert

Last Chance to buy tickets! Our Christmas Concert will be kicking off the festive season again on Thursday 3rd December. Tickets sell out quickly to this much loved black tie event so book your place while you can.

There will be a champagne reception, a three-course supper and, new for this year, gospel music from the Reapers Choir. You can get a sneak preview of what they sound like here .

When: Thursday 3rd December from 6:30pm

Where: Carpenters' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2JJ

Tickets are £115 each or £1100 for a table of 10. Sponsorship...

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