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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...

Celebrate National Women in Engineering Day

#nwed #notjustforboys

Celebrate national women in engineering day - tell your stories on twitter, facebook and instagram and help to inspire the next generation of women into the industry. Christine Townley, chief executive of Construction Youth Trust says

The variety of opportunity and exciting nature of the industry must be communicated to young women from all backgrounds if we are to build a sustainable, vibrant and problem-solving industry - if we do not bring talented young men AND women into the industry we risk losing half the thinking!

Find inspiration from...

Read about the Future of Construction and see the Trust's new ad campaign

The Trust's new adverting campaign features on the Front page of Future of Construction, a report published by Raconteur in the Sunday Times on June 14th 2015

Download the full report here - and read about how skills, supporting talent and recruitment, diversity, sustainability and the image of construction are all areas the industry is addressing and must continue to address if the UK is to build and sustain a construction industry fit for the 21st century.

Wring in the report, Alison Coleman suggests the industry has an up-hill struggle to change a negative public...

Watch our new video to find out more about how we support the next generation into construction

Find out more about the work of the Trust from the young people we work with themselves. Hear the stories of Budding Builders Christian and Perry and join our Budding Brunels as they enjoy a Crossrail site visit.

Christian said of his time on the Budding Builders Course: completely changed my life...if I hadn't have come here I wouldn't have any idea I was good at carpentry or tiling

Watch our new video here and find out more about the Trust - Please support our valuable work...

Former Trustee David Bucknall dies age 76

We are sad to hear about the news of the death of our former trustee David Bucknall, OBE, who died earlier this week aged 76.

David was a leading figure in the construction industry running property and construction practice Rider Levett Bucknall for over 50 years. Some of his more famous contributions to the world of construction included the Birmingham Symphony Hall International Convention Centre and his involvement in the restoration of Windsor Castle following the 1992 fire.

Christine Townley, Executive Director said:

we were terribly sad to hear about David...

Read Christine Townley's article in Infrastructure Intelligence

Our Exexutive Director Christine Townley makes the case for widening the availability of skills advice and guidence to be representative of an industry and a diverse society.

Christine comments on the need to engage with young men and women in schools to help build an industry fit for the 21st century. The Trust's industry-leading Budding Brunels programme works with schools and colleges to engage young people with the most inspirational people and places in the industry - providing accredited learning and work placements as a steer into the industry. Supported by industry...

Goodbye Jo and Karen!

We're sad to say goodbye today to our friends Karen Laheen and Jo Carr who leave us to go on to new adventures!

We'll always remember the fun times and know you will both look back with pride at what you accomplished at the Trust

You are both leaving the Trust in a better place for having worked with you - we'll miss you, and for everyone else, WATCH OUT!



Welcome to our new website

Welcome to Construction Youth Trust’s new website. We hope you like it. We have completely changed the look and feel adding some exciting new features including; our great new careers pages for those who want to find out about careers in construction; a great story of the Trust-in-30-seconds, our team’s favourite buildings and more in the revamped Who we are pages; some wonderful case studies; and of course our shiny new Awards pages (don’t miss out on the last few tickets for this year’s Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Scheme awards night – March 19th...