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Comedian Susan Calman will help young achievers celebrate

We are delighted to announce that comedian Susan Calman is confirmed as the host for the 5th annual awards The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2016.

Susan Calman is a stand up comic, writer and actress and a regular on radio 4 and our TV screens. She has appeared on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Now Show, Dilemma, So Wrong it’s Right on radio 4 and has presented Woman’s Hour. She recently recorded her first sit com for Radio 4 and has also started work on her third solo series for the station. Most recently, she presented ‘Listomania...

Construction Youth Trust forms strategic partnership with Ambition

Construction Youth Trust is delighted to announce that leading national youth charity, Ambition , have been appointed Construction Youth Trust’s strategic partner, making it easier for young people to gain training and employment opportunities.

Our partnership builds upon a shared commitment to raising career aspirations and improving job prospects for young people through training, education and employment opportunities. Almost 700,000 young people aged 16-24 are currently unemployed in England. *

As we work with key employers from the construction industry including...

Final call for construction's Young Achievers

The application deadline is fast approaching for Construction Youth Trust’s 5th annual awards scheme The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme 2016.

The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers scheme is a great opportunity for exceptional young professionals under 30 working in construction and the built environment to be commended and celebrated for their achievements.

There are five categories to enter:

Construction Delivery Design, Planning and Architecture Engineering Project Management Surveying

One of the category winners is chosen as Overall Winner...

social return on investment

SROI KTP awarded 'Outstanding' rating

Our KTP with London South Bank University has now been given the rare 'Outstanding' rating - the highest possible award - by the KTP Grading Panel.

The ground-breaking new metric developed in partnership with LSBU is bridging the gap between business and the not-for-profit sector by providing a robust way of calculating social return on investment (SROI).

Measuring return on investment is one of the main yardsticks we use the judge the success of a campaign, project or initiative. But a project may well deliver much more than a boost to the bottom line including...

#NotJustForBoys

Launch of #NotJustForBoys campaign

Yesterday marked the launch of our brand new campaign - #NotJustForBoys, aimed at encouraging young people to look at careers in the built environment.

Particularly focusing on changing the misconception that construction careers are aimed only at men, we want the campaign to get young people talking about which careers are best for them. We are hoping more young women will start to look at the hundreds of careers options the industry has to offer too.

Construction Youth Trust has been involved in encouraging more women into construction for many years. Last year, we released a...

skyline challenge

Skyline Challenge 2015

Yesterday teams from across the construction industry raced up 37 floors of the Heron Tower to help young people to reach new heights.

The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and proved to be a real challenge even for even the most experienced climbers! The beautiful weather provided perfect conditions for a breathtaking panoramic view over London, and the after-event celebrations with cocktails from Kampai Cocktails certainly went down well.

You can see all the photos from the event here -

Huge thanks and congratulations to...

Thank you and Goodnight

Mark the day in the calendar, for today we bid farewell to our friend and colleague Katie Letchfield [Business Development and Volunteer Coordinator- we were going to go with a longer title] who is leaving the Trust after just over two amazing years.

Katie has achieved so much during her time at the Trust, from helping to shape our corporate engagement strategy, to helping to find volunteers for our programmes - probably all while arranging a food tasting for an event we are hosting; and naturally, with a smile and the classic Letchfield positive solution focus!

Katie of...

Skyline Challenge

Spaces still available for Skyline Challenge!

On 27th September the Heron Tower, one London's most iconic buildings, will host Skyline Challenge!

Construction Youth Trust challenges you to climb the Heron Tower, one of London’s most iconic buildings, on 27th September to raise money to help young people build brighter futures.

The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and will provide a real challenge even for the most experienced climbers! Now in its second year, the Skyline Challenge London raises funds to help vulnerable young people into employment and training in...

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis visits Trust-organised BuildForce event

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today visited a CITB-funded project – and issued a call to arms to the nation’s former servicemen and women to consider new careers building the nation’s homes.

Speaking at a BuildForce recruitment event at RAF Northolt, Mr Lewis argued that men and women who have served our country in our Armed F orces are well-equipped with the skills that the industry needs – such as opportunities in construction, civil engineering and the built environment sector.

BuildForce is CITB funded and delivered by the Construction Youth...

Construction Youth Trust Cymru announces 6 key commitments to support Construction in Wales at the Senedd

On Tuesday 23rd June Construction Youth Trust celebrated over a decade of supporting young people in Wales into construction training and employment at the Senedd. The event was hosted by Assembly Member for Caerphilly Jeff Cuthbert AM and attended by members of the Assembly, representatives of the construction industry and invited guests. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to hear about the significant work of the Trust in Wales against the stunning backdrop of Cardiff Bay.

Introduced by Jeff Cuthbert AM for Caerphilly, guests were invited to sign pledge cards on the evening...

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