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royal visit

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...

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...


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...